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Bringing together a wealth of interdisciplinary expertise at the University of Leeds with partners from across the farming and energy sectors, we are developing innovative solutions that can help to decarbonise both the University Research Farm and the wider sector across the UK.
Our approach builds on the University’s existing energy research strengths including processing of waste and slurry, the development of alternative fuels such as biohydrogen, renewable energy systems, transport decarbonisation, energy storage and smart energy systems.
At the University Research Farm, we are creating a Net Zero Agriculture Living Lab that can rapidly deploy and test solutions for decarbonising agri-energy systems.
Alongside developing on-farm opportunities for agri-energy, our qualitative and quantitative research seeks to understand the scale and nature of agri-energy ecosystems nationally, including the role of research and innovation.
To help develop and scale up economically viable solutions for climate-neutral and climate-resilient farms, our researchers also lead a programme of work in the EU-funded ClieNFarms project, which aims to co-develop and scale up systemic, locally relevant solutions to foster climate-neutral and climate-resilient farms across Europe.
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Professor Pippa Chapman shows us the beneficial effects on soils when planting hedgerows - part of the Resilient Diary Landscape project.
Dr Ruth Wade shows us around the FixOurFood regenerative agriculture trials at the University of Leeds farm and explains how they are working to add nutrients to the soil & improve soil structure.
Introduction to the plots at the farm that are used to measure greenhouse gas emissions coming from different practices and principles of regenerative agriculture.
From serving as protein-rich feed ingredient for livestock to aiding waste management and energy production, insects are proving to be valuable allies.
Introduction to some of the research that supports the decarbonisation of crop and livestock farming at the University of Leeds Research Farm.
Researchers from the Global Food and Environment Institute examine the benefits of regenerative agriculture.
The agricultural sector is not the largest producer of CO2 emissions in the country, but it is responsible for an estimated 5.6 Tg of CO2 emissions every year. Planting hedges can contribute towards o ...
At the University of Leeds farm we have set up a large replicated plot trial measuring the impacts of different combinations of regenerative agriculture principles and practices on the soil, biodivers ...
Smart Agri-Systems at the University of Leeds provides innovative, multi-discipline, systems-based solutions to help industry navigate the complex future challenges for sustainable development of glo ...
ClieNFarms is an Innovation Action project funded by the European Commission to support the European Green Deal. It aims to co-develop and scale up systemic, locally relevant solutions to foster clima ...