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Energy Efficiency in Agriculture: the Poultry Section

E/ESCWA/SDPD/2012/Technical Paper.5
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This document focuses on energy consumption and ways to support sustainability and improve efficiency of energy use in the poultry sector. It gives an overview of the poultry production cycle and outlines the main energy consumption indicators in the poultry sector, mainly specific energy consumption and the ratio of energy cost to the total production cost. The document sheds light on energy audits in the poultry sector as a preliminary step to the implementation of energy efficiency improvement measures in this sector. It discusses the phases of energy audits , the measuring devices used and their importance in the rationalization of energy consumption.