Agroenergy is the energy derived from agricultural activities, through their production of biomass by means of energy crops, by-products and agricultural waste.
Different forms of agroenergy
This agroenergy comes in the form of fuels:
Advantages and disadvantages of agroenergy
Agroenergy is an energy that, when produced through sustainable farming methods, is renewable and carbon neutral. It can, however, cause certain problems:
- competition with food production and a risk of higher prices for food products, accompanied by malnutrition and famine;
- deterioration of the environment by intensive farming and its consequences in terms of pollution, soil exhaustion, erosion and reduction of biodiversity.
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