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The Horizon 2020 project AgroFossilFree in which CEMA is a partner has recently launched its newest tool, the AgEnergy Platform.

The main goal of AgroFossilFree project is to pave the way to EU agriculture de-fossilization by diminishing fossil energy dependence of all agricultural domains (open-field and controlled-environment crops and livestock). To do so, AgroFossilFree will:

  • evaluate the current energy use status of EU agriculture;
  • assess farmers’ needs;
  • discuss thoroughly with all related stakeholders through online and physical workshops and;
  • recommend a dedicated research roadmap and policy guidelines for the EU to achieve more efficient and alternative energy use in agricultural activities with simultaneous GHG emissions reduction. 

Innovative technological solutions offered by our industry certainly contribute to the main objectives set at the beginning of the project. In this context, the project’s main instrument to reach out to stakeholders, particularly to farmers and agricultural advisors as technology users through our industry as technology providers, is an informative and easy-to-use ICT tool, named AgEnergy Platform. This platform provides information regarding available Fossil-Energy-Free Technologies and Strategies (FEFTS) that could be applied in agricultural environment. As an auxiliary tool, the Platform is accompanied by a Decision Support Toolkit (DST) to propose interventions and financing tools based on users’ requirements.

AgroFossilFree network is expected to become very popular due to its currently “hot” subject and its diversity of production systems and agro-climatic zones, but also due to its AgEnergy platform that is expected to:

  • gain high visibility (EU channels, social media, etc.) for the next 3 years, plus another 5 years that will remain open and fully operational after the project’s end;
  • be a one-stop shop for your product to be presented to your customers, apart from your usual marketing channels;
  • contain all important information for your technology, directly given in a single-webpage mock-up card in an easy and understandable way especially for farmers as end-users;
  • allow your technology to be searched by end-users with multiple criteria and a DST, so to be found from the stakeholders that could act as possible customers.

We invite companies to register their product and consult the relevant submission tutorial video. The technology will be immediately available to end-users.

For those of you who would like and do not have the time to upload your technology, CEMA will do it for you after your consent and communication of relevant information. If interested, feel free to come back to us (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information and guidance.

EU flagThis project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 101000496