As the renewable energy sector becomes ever more mainstream, farmers and landowners can engage with industry experts on the latest renewable energy opportunities available, together with the best practices in energy generation and efficiency, at the Energy Now Expo in Telford, Shropshire, on 7th and 8th February 2018.
In this fast-moving policy and technology environment, the NFU is pleased to have supported the Energy Now Expo every year since 2010, explains Dr Jonathan Scurlock, NFU Chief Renewable Energy Adviser, who is the opening speaker and chair of the keynote session on day two of the conference and exhibition.
“We want to see profitable, resilient and diversified farm businesses through the transition to Brexit. Management of energy costs and investment in clean technology is a key part of this,” he says. “Beyond the more familiar options for renewable electricity production, the requirement for large amounts of low-carbon biomethane or bioSNG to displace fossil gas in the network presents a great opportunity for farmers and landowners”, adds Jonathan, “and in the transport sector, we believe the first electric tractors may be on sale in Europe later this year.”
Jon Swain, Senior Consultant with FEC Energy will be chairing the afternoon session (1430-1600) on energy efficiency on day one – and the FEC Energy team will be on hand to discuss your NFU Energy Service needs at exhibition stand number 97.
Taking place over Wednesday and Thursday, 7th and 8th February 2018 at the Telford International Centre, St Quentin Gate, Telford TF3 4JH, Energy Now Expo is open to all NFU members, featuring over 200 exhibitors, a multi-streamed conference, a separate energy storage theatre, a renewables advice clinic and a low-emission vehicle showroom.