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EUBCE 2024 - Ana Luisa FERNANDO - Towards a Green Economy - Environmental Impact Assessment of Low Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) Industrial Crops to Bioenergy, Biofuels And Bioproducts

Towards a Green Economy - Environmental Impact Assessment of Low Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) Industrial Crops to Bioenergy, Biofuels And Bioproducts

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Towards a Green Economy - Environmental Impact Assessment of Low Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) Industrial Crops to Bioenergy, Biofuels And Bioproducts

Short Introductive summary

MIDAS project (Utilization of Marginal lands for growing sustainable industrial crops and developing innovative bio-based products, funded by the European Research Executive Agency under Grant Agreement No. 101082070) aims to develop, evaluate and optimize sustainable low-ILUC feedstock by developing selected industrial crops and cropping systems on European marginal agricultural land in a climate-resilient and biodiversity-friendly way to support feasible bio-based value chains. In this framework, miscanthus, hemp, crambe and castor bean were the selected crops to be studied in the project, due to their to tolerance to marginal soils and potential for bioenergy, biofuels and bioproducts production. Therefore, the objective of this work was to determine the local and site-specific environmental impacts associated with the cultivation of these crops in marginal soils.

Presenter

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Ana Luisa FERNANDO

Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Chemistry Dpt.

Presenter's biography

Ana Luísa Fernando holds a PhD in Environmental Sciences. Associate Professor at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa.Main scientific areas: energy crops, remediation of contaminated soils, valorization of agro residues.

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Co-authors:

A.L. Fernando, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Caparica, PORTUGAL
B. Barbosa, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Caparica, PORTUGAL
E. Alexopoulou, CRES, Athens, GREECE

Session reference: BP.1.2