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Re-fuelling the countryside: Sustainable farm and rural transport

With considerable challenges facing farm and rural transport, the Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) has commissioned a new report to study the potential for innovative low carbon transport technologies and fuels in rural areas and on-farms. 

 

Entitled “Re-fuelling the Countryside: Sustainable Farm and Rural Transport” the report will investigate the potential and practicalities of farm-sourced renewable fuels and innovative transport technologies using a mixture of industrial applications, research and case-studies. Renewable fuels explored will include biomethane, electricity, dual fuels, biodiesels and hydrogen. 

 

Low carbon project consultants Greenwatt Technology is compiling the report, which is sponsored by Scotia Gas Networks and the Frank Parkinson Trust.

 

Mike Woollacott, Managing Director of Greenwatt Technology says: “The report will contribute to the development of  integrated sustainable rural transport solutions which meet the needs of rural businesses and communities, add value to farm bio-resource and reduce the carbon footprint of agriculture. “

 

“We would like to encourage inputs from all those with an interest in or experience of low emission transport, vehicles and fuels - especially where this might involve the use of farm wastes and natural resource.” 

 
 

To contribute to the study, please contact Mike on 01789 761367 or email mike@greenwatt.co.uk.

 
 
 

Notes to editor:-

  • For more information please contact Charlotte Johnston, RASE Technical Specialist (Livestock), on 07779 572598 or charlottej@rase.org.uk
  • RASE is committed to communicating ground breaking technology for the benefit of agriculture through the ‘Innovation for Agriculture’ initiative. More at www.rase.org.uk


Source: RASE

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