Co-creative Industrial-Academic Partnership on Green-energy Farms

Graduate School of Agriculture

Modern agriculture imposes a significant burden on the environment. It consumes a great deal of fossil fuels and electricity, depletes resources, generates waste and emits carbon dioxide. The concept of the green-energy farm (GEF) is the idea that introducing sustainable energy and high technology to agriculture can reduce environmental impact and improve profitability.
The Co-creative Industrial-Academic Partnership on Green-energy Farms is an industrial-governmental-academic partnership aimed at making the GEF concept a reality. With a target of achieving a carbon-free society by 2050, the Partnership continuously disseminates the latest research findings across a broad front, using the experimental farm of Kyoto University in Kizugawa city as experimental and demonstrating sites. To promote the achievement of a carbon-free society, the Partnership seeks to transition farms from an energy-consuming model to a model of energy creation and use (co-production of energy and agricultural goods), generating energy that is used not only for agriculture but by the surrounding community as well. The objective is to reduce agricultural dependence on fossil energy while achieving regional self-sufficiency in energy.

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