Technology Reducing Energy Usage on Farms
- Nov 5, 2020 3:11 pm GMT
The agricultural industry is ripe for an energy transformation. It’s a sector so essential that society will never outgrow its need for it, yet it remains environmentally unsustainable. Thankfully, modern technology is helping farms reduce their high energy consumption rates.
The world needs farms, especially as the global population continues to grow, demanding more food. Simultaneously, agriculture accounts for 5% of industrial energy consumption, using more than one quadrillion Btu in 2019. If the sector ramps up production to meet increasing demand without becoming more energy-efficient, it could have substantial consequences.
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