Technical Sections IV: Energy in Agriculture


Energy in Agriculture

The Section IV of CIGR Energy in Agriculture deals with the actual problems of the rational and economical applications of electricity and other energy sources in connection with the electricity in the agriculture, especially with the rational use of the renewable energy sources considering the aspects of the protection of the environment.



Chair: Prof. R.Cengiz Akdeniz

Ege University Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Machinery, Bornova, Izmir, 35100, Turkey

TR Turkey

TEL: +90 232 342 7642


Vice Chair: Prof. Károly Petróczki

Szent Istvan University Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Páter Károly út 1. 2100 Gödöllő, Hungary

HU Hungary

TEL: +36 28 522 043


Secretary: Prof. Guangnan Chen

University of Southern Queensland, Faculty of Engineering and Surveving Agriculture, Civil and Environmental... read-more

AU Australia

TEL: +61 7 4631 2518


Member: Prof. Valeryi Beley

Kaliningrad State Technical University, Naval and Power Engineering Faculty, The Department of Electrical Equipment of... read-more

RU Russian Federation

TEL: +7 4012 934077


Member: Prof. Kazunori Iwabuchi

Utsunomiya University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Environmental Engineering, Mine 350, Utsunomiya, Tochigi,... read-more

JP Japan

TEL: +81 28 649 5483


Member: Prof. Slawomir Kurpaska

Agricultural University in Krakow, Faculty of Production and Power Engineering, Institute of Agricultural Engineering... read-more

PL Poland

TEL: +48 12 662 46 12


Member: Prof. Ladislav Nozdrovicky

Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Engineering , Department of Machines and Production Systems ,TF,... read-more

SK Slovakia

TEL: +421 37 641 4366


Member: Dr. Ralf Pecenka

Institute for Agricultural Engineering Potsdam-Bornim (ATB), Max-Fyth-Allee 100, D-14469 Potsdam, Germany

DE Germany

TEL: +49 331 5699 316


Member: Prof. Martin Polák

Faculty of Engineering, Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, Kamýcká 129, 165 21 Praha 6 – Suchdol, Czech... read-more

CZ Czech Republic

TEL: +420 224 383 183


Member: Prof. Dariush Zare

Shiraz University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Biosystems Engineering, Post-harvest Process Engineering,... read-more

IR Iran, Islamic Republic of

TEL: + 98 71 322 87 114


Member: Prof. Ming Zhu

Chinese Academy of Agricultural Engineering, Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering, China Association of Rural... read-more

CN China

TEL: +86 10 65005873


Honorary Chairs/Members:

Honorary Chairs: Prof. Kamaruddin Abdullah

Bogor Agricultural University, Dept. Agricultural Engineering, CREATA IPB, Campus of IPB Darmaga PO Box 220, Bogor... read-more

ID Indonesia

TEL: +62 251 621886/7


Honorary Chairs: Prof. Janusz Piechocki

University of Warmia and Masury in Olsztyn, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Department of Electric and Power Engineering... read-more

PL Poland

TEL: +48 89 523 36 21


Honorary Chairs: Prof. Mikio Umeda

Kyoto University, Division of Environmental Science and Technology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Sakyoku Kyoto 606-... read-more

JP Japan

TEL: +81 75 753 6166


Mission, Objectives, Scope and Activities


The Section IV of CIGR "Energy in Agriculture" deals with the actual problems of the rational and economical applications of electricity and other energy sources in agriculture, especially with the rational use of the renewable energy sources considering the aspects of the protection of the environment

CIGR Section IV "Energy in Agriculture" which is worldwide platform for Engineers, all related individuals, national and international organizations provides the latest technological developments in energy issues related to agriculture, creates awareness on efficient and rational utilizing of energy sources in agriculture through organizing, coordinating and co-organizing the conferences, seminars, workshops, and etc.


Section IV promotes the activities on the fields of energy in agriculture especially bio-energy and other renewable energy technologies and systems, and cooperation among the groups from different countries on the field of energy in agriculture. There are as following:

  • realize and improve the collaboration amongst the networks active on renewable energy issues worldwide,
  • provide an effective environment for exchanging the latest new scientific research results and knowledge on technological developments,
  • supporting foresight studies on renewable energy sources in agriculture and give emphasize on scientific, technical and strategic developments on this issues,
  • searching and promoting new technologies on energy in agriculture and transferring to agriculture and industry,
  • encourage researchers to study on effective and sustainable usage of renewable energy sources,
  • make worldwide awareness on importance of renewable energy sources and rational energy usage on agriculture.


Considering the objectives defined as above, the scope of CIGR-Section IV refers to the following main subject areas:

  • Fuel and bio-fuel production and utilization in agriculture,
  • Small scale bio-power plants (CHP),
  • Biomass conversion technologies,
  • Bio-energy markets and sustainable developing considering the aspects of the environment protection,
  • Solar thermal and photovoltaic systems and wind power systems used in agriculture,
  • Energy efficiency technologies.


CIGR Section IV plans to organize one or two conferences or symposiums in every year in different countries of the world. During one of these conferences we organize meeting for Board Members of CIGR Section IV in every year. We participate in the Conferences and Congress whole of CIGR. We support native activities in different countries on the energetic area in agriculture.