Agro - Bioenergy

Energy plays a large role in agricultural and food value chains, especially with regard to the processing of food (see Energy within Food and Agricultural Value Chains). Yet, the agricultural and food sector also has a large impact on the emission of Greenhouse Gases. Due to an ever-growing population, and the increasing scarcity of fossil fuels, the world will need more food that is produced with less energy, or alternative non-fossil-fuel based energy sources, such as renewable energy technologies. Like wind, solar, and other renewable energy sources, bioenergy can make a positive impact on our atmosphere by lessening our dependence on climate change-inducing fossil fuels.