Food Production with Renewable Energy as a positive Side Effect
The Danish Agriculture & Food Council is a private professional association, whose aim is to secure the interests of the Danish agriculture and food industry.
The Danish agriculture and food industry, and the agro-industry have developed climate solutions to support food production since the 1970’s. The solutions support climate-friendly food production as well as bio-energy production. For instance Denmark is a world leader in terms of biogas technology as well the use of straw for energy production. For that reason Danish agriculture has reduced emissions of greenhouse gases by 27% since 1990.
The primary objective of the Danish agriculture and food industry is to produce food. However, biomass for energy is integrated in the food production, which contributes to a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Bio-energy currently contributes more than 70% of total renewable energy production in Denmark – and most of the biomass comes from agriculture in the form of straw, manure, energy crops, animal by-products and other residues from food production.
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Globally, more natural resources are consumed than what is sustainable for our finite planet. According to the United Nations, the extraction and processing of natural resources are responsible for around half of all global CO2emissions and over 90 per cent of global biodiversity loss. It is evident that we have a shared challenge in decoupling growth in resource use from population and income growth. A transition to a circular economy will enable this.
The aim of the white paper is to share some of Denmark’s solutions and experiences from our ongoing transition to a sustainable agriculture and food cluster that is based on renewable biological resources and ultra resource-efficient production. We believe that by doing so, we can make a tangible contribution to achieving progress on the global […]
To achieve the global ambitions for a green transition, large sums of finance are needed. This white paper features ideas and solutions for how to achieve the goals and it is meant to serve as an inspiration for everyone involved in the green economy.
Energy is an important driver when ensuring a green transition – both in society, but also in the industries and production facilities across the globe. As the world’s resources are becoming increasingly scarce, companies must learn how to produce more from less – not only to limit their environmental footprint and decarbonise, but also to leverage the competitive advantages of improved production efficiency.