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AE 659 ENERGY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT IN AGRICULTURE                                                               (2L+0P) II

Objective
To acquaint and equip with the energy use pattern in agriculture production systems, conservation of energy, energy planning and economics.

Theory

UNIT I
Farm energy resources, their forms and uses, energy coefficients for agricultural inputs and products.

UNIT II
Energy consumption patterns in agricultural production and processing sectors, energy conservation and waste minimization methods, energy efficient machinery systems.

UNIT III
Energy management concepts, energy audit, energy costs, energy performance, system efficiencies, material and energy balance, financial analysis.

UNIT IV
Energy forecasting and demand-supply optimization, fuel and energy substitution, energy action planning.

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