Improve the energy efficiency of your farm

 
Efficiency is not just about saving money, it’s about doing business better. And of course, that leads to savings too. 
 
How?
More efficient machinery, vehicles and equipment will improve speed and the amount your household is able to produce.  EE machines, equipment and vehicles will also decrease energy consumption. And if you purchase these items using a ProCredit green loan, you will save at least 20 percent on energy alone.  Permanently.
 
 
How does that look in numbers?
In the case of replacing old combines, produced in 1988 with new combines, savings are truly not the only improvement that can be achieved. An old combine with fuel consumption of 17.4 litres per hectare of land and a maximum working speed of 3 km/h, had the capacity of cultivating 403.2 hectares per year. A new combine, with 11.3 litres of fuel consumption per hectare of land, a speed of 8-9 km/h of land area covered is able to cultivate 806.4 hectares of land per year, in the same number of working hours (650).
 
When comparing the work capacity of the old and the new combines, significant savings are achieved:
 
 
Calculation on energy and monetary savings
 
Old combine
New combine
Fuel consumption (l/ha)
17,4
11,3
Specific savings in fuel
-
35%
Yearly capacity (ha)
403,2
806,4
 
 
 
Annual fuel consumption (l)*
7.000
9.100
Annual cost of fuel (€)*
8.890
11.557
Yearly income from harvesting services (€)*
35.000
70.000
Profit (€)*
26.110
58.443
Difference (€)*
-
32.333

* based on maximum capacity for the same amount of working hours and based on the price of diesel 1.27 eur/l
 
How does it work in practice?
Watch the movie.
 
And how can you achieve it? 
 
Easily. 
Just submit an application using this online form or visit our nearest branch.
 
Your ProCredit Bank adviser will help you to estimate the expected improvements and choose the conditions that best suit your farm. We’ll explain how you will
  • lower your costs and achieve savings
  • improve your production
  • increase your competitiveness
 
It pays to invest in energy efficiency!
 
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