Agriculture has an important part to play in moving towards a low carbon economy. Agriculture itself produces greenhouse gas emissions and in some situations there may considerable scope to reduce these.
Reduction of energy use, the substitution of energy produced using fossil fuels with energy derived from renewable organic resources and effective use and recycling of organic wastes is central to sustainability.
As society towards a low carbon economy agriculture will provide organic matter as a renewable source of energy. Much of the organic matter that will be used for this purpose is currently returned to soil and contributes to the maintenance or improvement of soil quality.
With the increased removal of biomass for energy production, alternative sources of organic matter will be required for incorporation to soil in order to maintain soil quality. Much of this material will come from materials currently regarded a waste.
GYA are uniquely placed to support these changes, whether in Europe or elsewhere in the world.
Drawing upon our practical experience and strong research network we can help you understand the implications of the low C economy for you and identify ways to maximize the opportunities that it offers you.
- Assessment of implication of changes in land management on soil quality and advice on how best to use soil conditioners to maximise returns
- Technical evaluation of low carbon opportunities and design of C emissions trading projects for agriculture
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