Agriculture and horticulture use an increasing amount of energy for operations throughout the supply chain from field to fork including agricultural production, processing, distribution and retail.
The Agriculture & Horticulture industry is increasingly focusing on energy efficiency and sustainability measures to reduce energy consumption, lower operating costs, and minimise environmental impact. This falls in-line with the Government’s agenda to reach net zero. Calibrate Energy Engineering are experts in helping agri-businesses to switch from fossil fuels to renewables for everyday operations.
Energy is essential for mechanising many agriculture and horticulture operations. After harvest, many crops require drying and processing before they can be stored or transported. Energy sources like natural gas, electricity, biomass or heat pumps are used to fuel drying systems, such as grain dryers or fruit and vegetable dehydrators instead of carbon-heavy diesel.