Embodied energy of sugarcane harvesters

  title={Embodied energy of sugarcane harvesters},
  author={Edemilson Jos{\'e} Mantoam and Marcos Vinicius Godoi Milan and Leandro Maria Gimenez and Thiago Lib{\'o}rio Romanelli},
Intensification of agricultural production has largely been based on higher energy demand. In Brazil, sugarcane cultivation, ethanol production and the adoption of mechanised harvesting have increased since 2000 due to economic decisions and environmental constraints. Evaluating the energy demand in production systems is a way to measure how intensification is converted into yield, mainly in energy crops such as sugarcane. The energy embodiment in agricultural machinery has been studied, but… CONTINUE READING

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