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Study programmes 2013-2014Last update : 19/04/2014
Version 2012-2013
AGRO0016-1  Agriculture
- Part 1 : Carbon footprint and saving energy in agriculture
- Part 2 : Agricultural mechanization and energy
- Part 3 : Energy and biomass

Duration :  Part 1 : Carbon footprint and saving energy in agriculture : 20h Th, 10h Pr
Part 2 : Agricultural mechanization and energy : 6h Th
Part 3 : Energy and biomass : 15h Th, 10h Pr
Number of credits :  
Advanced Master in Sustainable Energy Management4
Lecturer :  Part 1 : Carbon footprint and saving energy in agriculture : N...
Part 2 : Agricultural mechanization and energy : N...
Part 3 : Energy and biomass : N...
Coordinator :  N...
Language(s) of instruction :  
French language
Course contents :  
Part 1 : Carbon footprint and saving energy in agriculture

Part 1: Carbon footprint and energy saving in agriculture In its firts part, course aims to provide theoretical bases necessary to the carbon balance setting up, at the scale of farms specialized in vegetal or animal finality. The course describle different levels emitting or picking up carbon, their importance on the balance, their variation sources and their interactions. The course insists on the prevalence of spatial and temporal scale on carbon balance of farming activities, depending on their fooding, energetic and environmental finality. It also depicts the complexity of biological process involved in farming, at the scale unit of the animal and the parcel, regarding the whole planet.
Part 2: Agricultural mechanization and energy Agriculture became more largely mechanized during the last 50 years, including a major fossile fuel consumption. Energy costs raise and profit margins decrease for agricultural production imply a careful attention on this point.

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Learning outcomes of the course :  
Part 1 : Carbon footprint and saving energy in agriculture

Part 2: Agricultural mechanization and energy The course aims to give the student a better understanding of parameters of the fonctioning and use of agricultural machinery influencing fuel consumption and means of action. The course will also advice students on current data on this subject and future outcomes (energetic classification of tractors, eco-friendly driving teaching, ...)

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Prerequisites and co-requisites/ Recommended optional programme components :  
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :  
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Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :  
Part 1 : Carbon footprint and saving energy in agriculture

Part 1: Carbon footprint and energy saving in agriculture "Ex cathedra" courses (24h) Personnal project: critical analysis of a publication about the carbon balance setting up for farming systems (publication portfolio will be provided by teacher, and the student is supposed to make some personal investigation).
Part 2: Agricultural mechanization and energy Theorical courses (8h) including an test bench assay with a tractor and result analysis at the CRA-W in Gembloux.

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Recommended or required readings :  
Assessment methods and criteria :  
Part 1 : Carbon footprint and saving energy in agriculture

Written report of the personnel project
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