RES4LIVE is already in a cluster with other projects funded under FNR-06 A&B and LC-SC3-ES-3-2018/2020. Through this cluster we aim to support the agricultural community and the rural areas in their transition to a sustainable energy future with using Renewable energy sources (RES). Our target is to create a centre of excellence for RES adapted to the agricultural community with creating a repository of policy, technology and financial knowledge on renewable energy. This cluster is willing to promote the widespread adoption and sustainable use of all form of RES. Our mission is to seek out, establish and develop new synergies, facilitate dialogue, share best practices, build capacity and foster co-operation and funds at the global, regional and national levels. Our cluster community includes the following projects that all earmark to develop and implement an energy decarbonisation solution.
AgroFossilFree: Strategies and technologies to achieve a European Fossil-energy-free agriculture project aims to create a framework under which critical stakeholders will cooperate to evaluate and promote currently available FEFTS in EU agriculture to diminish in the short term and eliminate in the long run fossil fuels use in any farming process from cradle to farm gate, while maintaining yield and quality of the end-product.
HyperFarm: Hydrogen and Photovoltaic Electrification on Farm is an Innovation Action (IA) project, which aims to demonstrate combined agrovoltaic systems, with dual land use for crop production and simultaneous power production. HyperFarm joins multiple types of actors with the objective to optimize viable agrovoltaic business models as well as test the marketability of the products, via inclusion of new innovative photovoltaic technologies, radically new crop production systems, stakeholder innovation workshops, and citizen-consumer acceptance, public perception analysis and farmer adoption studies. HyPErFarm also develops and demonstrates new ways of utilizing and distributing the energy-produced on-farm.
The Greefa: Thermochemical fluids in greenhouse farming project is aimed at a new technology for heating, cooling, air humidity control and water recovery in greenhouses as well as for drying of agricultural goods using thermo-chemical conversion principles based on the use of salt solutions (thermochemical fluids).
RENAISSANCE: Renewable Integration and Sustainability in energy communities project is an Innovation Action (IA) whose aim is to deliver a community-driven scalable and replicable approach, to implement new business models and technologies supporting clean production and shared distribution of energy in local communities.
All cluster members have a strong presence in social media. We encourage everyone that is interested in RES for the agricultural sector to have a look at their webpages and check the progress of their projects. Please share our vision for a more sustainable energy solution through social media and help us to grow our RES community. Lastly, we are still looking for a cluster name. Any ideas? 🙂