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    Harper Adams University’s School of Sustainable Food and Farming is proud to present its fifth bi-monthly speaker session:

    Revolutionising energy on farm – solutions and insights on the path to Net-Zero

    Monday, 5 June 2023 13:00 - 14:00 BST

    Our popular webinar series is back with another industry leader, offering valuable sector insight to achieving net zero.

    What to expect 

    As energy increasingly becomes a financial burden for most farm businesses, coupled with the pressures of ensuring compliance and reaching Government’s net zero targets, Jon Swain, NFU Energy’s technical director, will present solutions for a variety of farm operations to improve energy efficiency, as well as looking to the future of energy and the opportunities beyond the farm gate. By the close of this session, you'll be able to; 

    Take away practical energy use recommendations to implement on farm: 

    • Quick wins to reduce on-farm energy consumption
    • Renewables – what are the options?
    • Subsidies and support for energy compliance
    • Dos and don'ts
    • Emerging technology and where to invest
    • What's coming next 

    About the speaker

    Photograph of Jon Swain

    Jon Swain, NFU Energy Technical Director 

    As Technical Director at NFU Energy, Jon has more than 18 years’ experience in agricultural energy systems, and a high level of understanding of the pressures and drivers facing the industry. He has been involved in all aspects of agricultural energy-related issues including purchasing, compliance, efficiency, and renewable energy. In recent years, Jon has led NFU Energy’s specialist team of experienced engineers, consulting on RHI related projects, especially in AD, biomass heating and compliance, which ensures clients don’t fall foul of stringent regulations. Jon also sits on the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Net Zero Working Group, working towards the NFU’s aspiration to achieve net zero in agriculture by 2040. 


    Registration is via the Trinity GFP website.

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