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Strategies and Technologies to Achieve a European Fossil-Energy-Free Agriculture: The AgroFossilFree Project
D. Rutz, V. Hofmeier, C. Ma, R. Janssen, A. Balafoutis, K. Vaiopoulos, C.A. Grøn Sørensen, D. Manolakos, A. Koutsouris, G. Papadakis, M. Borzecka, V. Bisevac, D. Creupelandt, J. Román, F. Oudshoorn, D. Rossi, M. Próchniak, Z. Tsiropoulos, H. Brinks, B. Caslin, J. Sneij, M. Asin, M. Zarranz
Dissemination, Strategy, Photovoltaic (PV), Agriculture, Agri-PV
Finance, Markets and Policies
Subtopic: Policies and Scenarios for Renewables, Societal and Global Challenges
Event: 38th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 7DV.1.25
1691 - 1693
ISBN: 3-936338-78-7
Paper DOI: 10.4229/EUPVSEC20212021-7DV.1.25
0,00 EUR
Document(s): paper, poster


The AgroFossilFree project is supporting Fossil-Energy-Free Technologies and Strategies (FEFTS) in agriculture by coordinating several stakeholder actions and by providing information on FEFTS in agriculture. Thereby, special emphasis is placed on applications of photovoltaics (PV) in agriculture. The core objective of the project is to set-up an online platform for farmers, advisors, researchers, industrial partners and other actors on which they can find useful information on FEFTS in agriculture. The AgroFossilFree project contributes to the High Level EU Strategies (i.e. EU Green Deal and Farm to Fork strategy) as it aims to decrease the use of fossil energy in any farming process. It also contributes to close the gap between the available FEFTS and the everyday EU agricultural practices by promoting effective exchange of novel ideas and by exchanging information between research, industry, extension services and the farming community. If this gap closes, European agriculture could become more sustainable with minimum energy, environmental and socioeconomic impacts. With the knowledge that is collected, classified and presented to actors in the agricultural field, the European agricultural sector is able to promote and comply with the fossil energy use reduction policies, the related legal and regulatory frameworks and sustainable food production practices. This paper presents the current status of the AgroFossilFree project which is funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission.