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CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering, Volume V Energy and Biomass Engineering, Chapter 2 Energy for Biological Systems, Part 2.1 Energy Analysis and Saving

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Citation:  CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering, Volume V Energy and Biomass Engineering, Chapter 2 Energy for Biological Systems, Part 2.1 Energy Analysis and Saving, pp. 13-42.  .(doi:10.13031/2013.36412)
Authors:   J. Ortiz-Canavate
Keywords:   Section Headings: 2.1.1 Energy Analysis, 2.1.2 Energy Saving in Crop Production, 2.1.3 Energy Saving in Animal Housing

First paragraph: Energy analysis, along with economic and environmental analyses, is an important tool to define the behavior of agricultural systems. Economics, Energy, and Environment are the three Es that necessarily have to be considered in all agricultural projects. One of the most important goals of mankind throughout history has been to handle and control energy in all its different forms. In agriculture, as in other economic activities, in the last century the amount of energy dedicated to crop production has increased substantially, more in developed countries than in developing countries.

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