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Energy in AgricultureThe inaugural ‘Energy in Agriculture 2016’ took place in Gurteen Agricultural College, County Tipperary, on Tuesday, 23 August. It was the first event looking at various energy saving opportunities for farmers together with renewable energy deployment opportunities within the various sectors.

Energy in Agriculture 2016 was a huge success with 1200 attendees, 45 exhibitors, 6 demos (hydro, wind, biomass, anaerobic digester, Solar PV and RAM pump) and 30 case studies and talks.

Energy in Agriculture 2017Building on the success of last year Energy in Agriculture 2017 took take place on August 22nd at the same venue . This year’s event featured 1 large indoor exhibition area, and saw 63 industry related exhibitors attend the event. Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD opened the event and took part in a panel discussion on Sustainability in Agriculture facilitated by RTE Countrywide’s Damien O’ Reilly. The event attracted 2500 visitors.

Energy in Agriculture 2017 presentationsThere were 30 presentations, 5 energy demos (wind, biomass, anaerobic digestion, Solar PV and RAM pump) and the introduction of a popular 1 to 1 energy clinic which allowed visitors to book a 20 minute slot with a range of experts including financing, tax, planning, legal matters and energy advice.

The event will return on Tuesday 21st August 2018.

The event is organised by Teagasc in combination with Tipperary County Council and Tipperary Energy Agency and supported by SEAI.

You may view the Energy in Agriculture website here

You can view all the presentations from the 2017 event here

PR Mentions

Eight tips from Energy in Agriculture conference – Farmers Journal

Experts agree food and energy production are compatible – Irish Examiner

How one college slashed its heating bills by 80% – Independent