Alternative energy sources for cotton production in Australia

Chen, Guangnan and Sandell, Gary and Baillie, Craig (2014) Alternative energy sources for cotton production in Australia. In: 18th World Congress of the International Commission of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering (CIGR 2014): Upgrading the Quality of our Life, 16-19 Sep 2014, Beijing, China.

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Abstract

Agriculture requires energy as an important input. Within highly mechanised agricultural productions systems such as the Australian cotton industry, energy inputs represent a significant cost to growers. In this paper, current uses of alternative energies, grower interest and perceptions of alternative energies and obstacles and opportunities are surveyed. The potential of traditional and alternative energy supply for agriculture and cotton production in Australia is also evaluated. It is found that in the cotton growing regions of Australia, the preferred alternative energy sources may be solar or bioenergy, rather than wind energy. The potential of biofuels and bioenergy production from cotton by-products such as cotton trashes and cotton seed oil is also examined.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright 2014 CIGR. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2015 01:45
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2017 00:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: agriculture; cotton; energy; biofuels; bioenergy
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070108 Sustainable Agricultural Development
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091305 Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering
09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099901 Agricultural Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26897

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