A new solution tool, online energy can save farmers €1,800

  • A new solution tool, online energy can save farmers €1,800
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    New online tool to support decision-making estimates that farmers can save up to €1,800 a year, warning them of the strategy of the Department of energy and the use of energy efficient technologies on the farm.
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New online tool to support decision-making estimates that farmers can save up to €1,800 a year, warning them of the strategy of the Department of energy and the use of energy efficient technologies on the farm.

A tool for decision support dairy energy (DEDST) developed by Committee Walsh fellow Michael Breen, CIT graduate student Philip sheen, research associate Committee John Upton and CIT teacher Michael Murphy, with the support of the administration of the sustainable energy Ireland (to lock).

Sergey Brin told the independent cultures, they have developed a tool, how hard it is to give farmers a one-size-fits-all recommendations when it comes to informing us how to save energy.

“It can be difficult to give a set of generalized recommendations for farmers to improve energy efficiency, because each farm is different when it comes to the size of the herd, the Specification of infrastructure, the farmer of the age of eligibility for receiving grant aid and the availability of grant aid,” said Sergey Brin.

He added that the average cost of electricity for Irish dairy farms 5 per 1,000 litres of milk, is the fact that there is large variation in the figure there is potential for farmers to reduce energy consumption.

“The main drivers of electricity consumption on dairy farms for cooling milk (31pc), milking machine (20pcs) and water heating (23pc), but there is a huge difference in this number,” he said.

“This can range from €2.60 to €8.70 to produce 1000 liters. These figures indicate that there is potential for farmers to reduce electricity consumption by making changes in how they produce milk.”

According to estimates Committee that the average farm can save €1,800 by changing strategy. According to Sergey Brin, the tool DEDST is very comfortable, and he hopes to see more farmers and government organizations are.

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“It’s interactive and easy to use tool designed for farmers, farm managers and agricultural advisers,” he said.

“It provides information to the user about the key decisions that determine the energy efficiency and cost of production of milk, such as investments in certain technologies and changes in the practice of agriculture. It can also be used to support state authorities in the formation of a new policy regarding the provision of grant aid for energy efficiency technologies and renewable energy.”

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