5,000 hectars of land
Food and energy production can be combined !
The production of food and energy from renewable sources is not longer a " either/or " , it is possible to combine both. ßeta-Energy developed a technique which is feasable for more than 5,000 ha of land. The principle is the following: for the first harvest a commercial crop is planted (e.g. wheat), for the second harvest the energy plant (e.g. sun flower). The commercial crop is either sold or used as feed, the energy plant is converted into biogas (methane) and organic fertilizer. After a period of three to five years the complete farm can be transformed into an " organic farming " unit.