Project TypeEnergy in Agriculture
About Energy in Agriculture
The inaugural ‘Energy in Agriculture 2016’ took place in Gurteen College, County Tipperary. It was the first event looking at various energy saving opportunities for farmers, landowners and rural communities together with renewable energy deployment opportunities within the various sectors.
Building on the success in 2016/17, the 2018 event attracted 3000 visitors. The event featured 69 indoor/outdoor trade exhibitors, covering most renewable energy sectors, along with financial institutions, general agri supplies and support organisations. Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD opened the event and took part in a panel discussion on Energy in Agriculture facilitated by RTE’s “Ear to the Ground Presenter”, Darragh McCullough. Darragh also hosted the Sustainability in Agriculture panel discussion which took place later on in the afternoon.
There were over 20 talks, 4 demos (Solar, Wind, Wood Mobilisation and Anaerobic Digestion). Proving ever popular was the Energy Advice Clinics where visitors had the opportunity to get one to one advice from a range of specialists including Tax, Finance, Legal, Planning and Energy.
New for 2018 was the introduction of the Innovation Showcase demonstrating some of Ireland’s best and brightest innovations that aim to increase efficiency and sustainability on our farms.
The event will return on Tuesday 20th August 2019.
The event is organised by Teagasc in combination with Tipperary County Council, IFA, Gurteen College 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 2018 event here