RES4LIVE Final Conference

3 September 2024, Florence (Italy) / only online participation

National Workshops in Belgium

1st Workshop

The first Belgian workshop of RES4LIVE focused on appropriate renewable energy sources (RES) technology selection in relation to livestock farming has taken place. The workshop was delivered to livestock farmers in two info session moments organized in collaboration with INTERWAAS. The sessions took place on 25th January and 1st February 2023 in the city hall of Beveren and Sint-Niklaas, respectively. The RES4LIVE project was introduced to the local livestock farmers in Belgium. Besides, the state of the art on RES technologies with a special focus on the integration of photovoltaic thermal panel and modular heat pump – the installation in the Belgian pilot farm – were presented. Individual and group discussions were held among the participants on the challenges and opportunities of selecting appropriate RES technologies with respect to livestock farming. The interactive digital tool – developed by EV-ILVO and UGent – for informed RES technology selection was brought to the participants attention for tryout and feedback. With this tool the participants had a chance to select various RES technology combinations appropriate for their farm. Then, the tool interactively provided them an insight on the investment cost and the environmental impact of the selected RES technology or technologies. Moreover during the workshops a running online survey for studying the energy consumption pattern and RES penetration at different livestock farms was promoted. The participants will possibly be involved on the more diverse future workshops in relation to RES4LIVE and its outputs to be organized by EV-ILVO and UGent.

The agenda and further information on the event are available here.









2nd Workshop

On the 11th of June 2024, during the first day of the European Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels, ILVO hosted its second national workshop, engaging conference participants, including stakeholders, policymakers, and energy experts. We had the honour of sharing a booth with EUREC and launched a survey for attendees to gather valuable insights.










3rd Workshop

On the 18th of June 2024, the third and final Belgian workshop “Cool Energy” took place at ILVO in collaboration with the Agritechdag 2024. About 130 people registered, including researchers, policy makers, financers, contractors, and farmers. The participants were informed on how to heat and cool livestock farms in a sustainable and/or renewable way. During noon, a technology market was organised in which the contractors explained their services. In the afternoon, participants had the opportunity to visit the RES4LIVE installation in the Varkenscampus.

The program and further information on the event are available here.