Non-renewable Sources of Energy 1. Oil 2. Natural gas 3. Nuclear

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Energy and Agriculture
Non-renewable Sources of Energy
1. Oil
2. Natural gas
3. Nuclear
Model Agricultural Core Curriculum: Supplement
University of California, Davis
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Energy and Agriculture
Renewable Sources of Energy
4. Hydro-electric
5. Solar
6. Wind
7. Biomass
8. Geothermal
Model Agricultural Core Curriculum: Supplement
University of California, Davis
133.T 2
Energy and Agriculture
How Energy is Consumed in
Agriculture
Gas and diesel:
Fuel for farm power and transportation.
Electricity:
Used for pumping irrigation water, processing,
and refrigeration.
Natural gas:
Used for producing fertilizer, heating
greenhouses, and processing food products.
Model Agricultural Core Curriculum: Supplement
University of California, Davis
133.T 3
Energy and Agriculture
Alternative Energy Sources in
Agriculture
Biomass:
Wood, crop stubble, etc. used to produce heat,
methane gas, or fuel alcohol.
Fuel Alcohol: Corn, sugar cane, etc. processed & fermented
to provide ethanol.
Methane gas: Captured from decomposing manure or crop
residue & used to run machinery, heat water
Solar & wind: Captured and turned into usable energy to run
equipment.
Model Agricultural Core Curriculum: Supplement
University of California, Davis
133.T 4

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