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Energy in Agriculture: Lessons from the Sunshine Farm Project

Author: Martin H. Bender

Presented at the Third Biennial International Workshop, Advances in Energy Studies: Reconsidering the Importance of Energy, Porto Venere, Italy, 24-28 September 2002

To explore the reduction of fossil fuel use in its Sunshine Farm Project during 1991-2001, The Land Institute conducted energy accounting of its 85-ha organic farm powered by commercial biodiesel, draft horses, and a photovoltaic array.

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