AS the global push for renewable energy gains momentum, fervent interest in innovative, renewable technology is also burgeoning across Australia’s agricultural sector. The National Renewables in Agricultural Conference and Expo, this year hosted in Albury, will bring together expert speakers in up to the minute renewable practices and technologies along with progressive farmers who are keen to make the switch.
With hundreds expected to attend, key speakers will outline leading edge technologies, many of which have gained international traction and success, holding promise for Australian producers. Key speakers and credible suppliers will also be on hand to engage with farmers to discuss the growing renewable industries in bioenergy, electric farm equipment, batteries and hydrogen.
Furthermore, the conference will present a range of testimonials from farmers who have successfully mitigated accelerating energy costs by incorporating innovative, green practices. As Dubbo sheep farmer Tom Warren explains, ‘Hosting a 20MW farm was a great opportunity for me to supplement my agricultural income. I was very keen from the outset that I would get the opportunity to graze my merino sheep beneath panels. The company agreed and it’s been a win-win ever since.”
Clearly, as the world crucially moves towards net zero, the Albury conference and expo is an essential event for agriculture and as Farm Renewables Consulting Director Karin Stark says, ‘… there has never been a better time to talk about the benefits of embracing the renewable energy.’
The National Renewables in Agriculture Conference and Expo will be held at Albury Entertainment Centre on Thursday, 18 August.
Tickets can be purchased at https://www.renewablesinagconference.com.au