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Energy Smart Livestock Farming towards Zero Fossil Fuel Consumption

Objective

The adaptation of RES technologies and machinery and their demonstration at a large-scale on farm level, require supporting measures with respect to spatial planning, infrastructure, different business models and market organisation, trends that are not all under control from a farmers’ perspective. RES4LIVE project will fill these gaps ensuring a wider adoption of RES and energy efficiency technologies, machinery and techniques in livestock farms towards a zero-fossil fuel consumption. A great part of RES4LIVE technical work deals with the adaptation of specific technologies for both renewable energy and biofuels so that to perfectly fit livestock farming and becoming attractive in terms of cost effectiveness, operational flexibility and with low maintenance. The key technologies include PVT systems, modular heat pumps, biogas upgrading to biomethane, and tractors retrofitting to be fuelled by biomethane. Except these technologies, standard RES and other solutions are included in the integrated energy system, such as the use of PV panels, geothermal energy, and electrification of on-farm machinery.
The RES4LIVE project emphasises on the demonstration of the selected technologies in 4 pilot farms in Belgium, Italy, Germany and Greece, for a duration of at least 12 months, to serve as the means of de-fossilising evidence and impact generation. The aim is to totally replace the fossil fuel consumption of certain needs in the pilot farms, proving that fossil-free-energy farming is possible to be achieved with a sustainable way. At the same time, the replicability potential is another key activity so that to prepare the commercialization process of the solutions. The overall objective is to provide advanced and cost-effective technologies to the livestock sector that ensure the sustainability of the farms’ operation, and the superior thermal comfort of the animals for increased productivity with minimum climate change impact.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/geothermal energy
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science

Call for proposal

H2020-FNR-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Address
Iera Odos 75
118 55 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 516 937,50

Participants (16)

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 362 490
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LEIBNIZ INSTITUT FUER AGRARTECHNIK UND BIOOEKONOMIE E V
Germany
EU contribution
€ 650 068,75
Address
Max Eyth Allee 100
14469 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR LANDBOUW- EN VISSERIJONDERZOEK
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 360 312,50
Address
Burg. Van Gansberghelaan 92 Bus 1
9820 Merelbeke
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 329 225
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 323 625
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 198 750
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LEHR- UND VERSUCHSANSTALT FUER TIERZUCHT UND TIERHALTUNG(LVAT) EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 182 625
Address
Neue Chaussee 6
14550 Groß Kreutz
Activity type
Research Organisations
G. LIGEROS & SIA OE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 177 362,49
Address
Chrisostomou Smirnis 70-72
18540 Piraeus
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PLEGMA LABS TECHNOLOGIKES LYSEIS ANONYMOS ETAIRIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 146 474,88
Address
Fragkoklisias 7
151 25 Marousi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CRMT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 443 226,88
Address
Chemin De La Brocardiere 3
69570 Dardilly
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TERRA ENERGY
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 148 400
Address
Kleinhoefstraat 5/37
2440 Geel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MG SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 487 112,32
Address
Borjegatan 41B
752 29 Uppsala
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH ANDINNOVATION (CETRI) LTD
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 264 950
Address
77, John Kennedy Avenue
1077 Nicosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GOLINELLI GIULIO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 135 969,63
Address
Via Statale Nord 116
41037 Mirandola
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FEDERAZIONE EUROPEA DI ZOOTECNICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 169 000
Address
Via Giuseppe Tomassetti 3 A/1
00161 Roma
Activity type
Other
EUREC EESV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 102 025
Address
Place Du Champs De Mars 2
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)