Technical Sections IV

Section 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
TEL: +90 232 342 7642
R.Cengiz Akdeniz
Vice Chair: Assoc. Prof. Károly Petróczki
Szent Istvan University Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Páter Károly út 1. 2100 Gödöllő, Hungary
TEL: +36 28 522 043
Secretary: Dr. Guangnan Chen
University of Southern Queensland, Faculty of Engineering and Surveving Agriculture, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba Old 4350, Australia
TEL: +61 7 4631 2518
Dr. Ralf Pecenka, Leibnitz
Institute for Agricultural Engineering Potsdam-Bornim (ATB), Max-Fyth-Allee 100, D-14469 Potsdam, Germany
TEL: +49 331 5699 316
Prof. Kazunori Iwabuchi
Utsunomiya University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Environmental Engineering, Mine 350, Utsunomiya, Tochigi, 321-8505, Japan
T.: +81 28 649 5483
Prof. Ming Zhu
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Engineering, Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering, China Association of Rural Energy Industry, No.41, Maizidian Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100125, China
TEL: +86 10 65005873
Assoc.Prof. Dr. Dariush Zare
Shiraz University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Biosystems Engineering, Post-harvest Process Engineering, Shiraz, Fars Province, IRAN
TEL: + 98 71 322 87 114
Prof.Dr.Slawomir Kurpaska
Agricultural University in Krakow, Faculty of Production and Power Engineering, Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Computer Science , ul. Balicka 116B, 30-149 Krakow, Poland
TEL: +48 12 662 46 12
Prof.Dr.Valeryi Beley
Kaliningrad State Technical University, Naval and Power Engineering Faculty, The Department of Electrical Equipment of Ships And Electrical Power Engineering, Address: 1 Sovetskiy Prospekt 236022, Kaliningrad, Russia
TEL: +7 4012 934077
Prof.Dr.Ing.Ladislav Nozdrovicky
Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Engineering , Department of Machines and Production Systems ,TF, Tr. A. Hlinku 2, 94976 Nitra, KSaVS TF, Slovakia
TEL: +421 37 641 4366
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Martin Polák
Faculty of Engineering, Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, Kamýcká 129, 165 21 Praha 6 – Suchdol, Czech Republic
TEL: +420 224 383 183

Honorary Chairs:

Prof. Kamaruddin Abdullah
Bogor Agricultural University, Dept. Agricultural Engineering, CREATA IPB, Campus of IPB Darmaga PO Box 220, Bogor 16002, Indonesia
TEL: +62 251 621886/7
Prof. Mikio Umeda
Kyoto University, Division of Environmental Science and Technology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Sakyoku Kyoto 606-8502, Japan
TEL: +81 75 753 6166
Prof. Janusz Piechocki
University of Warmia and Masury in Olsztyn, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Department of Electric and Power Engineering, Oczapowskiego str. 11, 10-736 Olsztyn, Poland
TEL: +48 89 523 36 21

Mission, Objectives, Scope and Activities of Section IV



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.


  • 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.