Postproduction Energy Conservation

  • Raymond P. Poincelot


We have already examined agricultural energy input for crop and livestock production. These segments of agriculture together account for 18% of the energy utilized in the food system. The remaining energy usage, 82%, occurs beyond the farm gate. Postproduction energy is needed for transportation, processing, marketing, and preparation of food. At least 75% of U.S. crops and livestock are processed in some way before marketing to consumers.


Food System Food Processing Food Waste Biological Oxygen Demand Liquid Waste 
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© Raymond P. Poincelot 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond P. Poincelot
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  1. 1.Biology DepartmentFairfield UniversityFairfieldUSA

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