The objective of the energy working group is to strengthen the support to farmers in improving the energy efficiency of their production systems. As the energy approach (direct and indirect energy consumption) is included in the more global approach of the carbon approach, the energy group is merging with the carbon group. Indeed, the carbon footprint diagnostic tools used enable energy balances to be made, which will be used by the sub-group to formulate recommendations for improving the energy efficiency of livestock farms.

Vache et méthanisation

In spring 2022, the energy group organised a workshop on the possibilities of using livestock manure for biogas production.

The workshop was divided into three parts: two visits to biogas plants (one in Alsace, one in Baden) and a webinar (principle, regulations and financial results).