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Marginal lands for Growing Industrial Crops: Turning a burden into an opportunity


Definition and classification of marginal land suitable for industrial crops in Europe

This deliverable is referring to task 2.1 that starts with a definition study, a working document to be shared with the project team and advisory board for internal consultation in order to agree on the final definition and classification of marginal land that will be further used in MAGIC.

Handbook with fact sheets of the existing resource-efficient industrial crops

This deliverable is one of the outcomes of task 1.1 (Inventory of the data sources on industrial crops). The handbook will include information on existing resource-efficient industrial crops (those that will be included in MAGIC-CROPS) in the form of fact sheets with concrete, comprehensive and up-date information per crop and will be uploaded in the project website.

Inventory of data sources

"The deliverable ""inventory of data sources"" is referring to task 1.1 of WP1. The inventory will include at least 70 European projects, 250 national projects and 500 additional sources and will be used for the selection of the industrial crops (Task 1.3) for feeding the MAGIC-CROPS database that will be developed in task 1.2 as well as will be used for the compilation of the handbook on industrial crops (deliverable 1.5)."

Inventory on available harvesting technologies for industrial crops on marginal land

This deliverable is related to Task 5.1. A comprehensive inventory on current available harvesting techniques and post-harvest handling of industrial crops on marginal land will be assembled based on: a) previous and/or going projects, b) scientific and technical literature and c) market research.

Methodological approaches to identify and map marginal land suitable for industrial crops in Europe

This deliverable is referring to task 2.1 of WP2. The different types of marginal land now and in the future will be elaborated and the main data sources will be identified and collected. The GLOBIOM model runs will be further analysed to access land use changes, particularly in relation to agricultural land abandonment and re-utilasation.

List with the practice abstracts following the EIP common format (version 1)

This deliverable is linked with task 8.4. A presentation to the EIP-Service point staff will take place in Brussels, to arrange collaboration as closest as possible, including feeding the newsletter and webpage of EIP-Agri with easily understandable practical knowledge for broad dissemination in the common EIP format, such us “practice abstract”. The fact sheets of industrial crops from WP 1 as well as the farmers’ guide from WP4 will be shared in the EIP-Agri.

Interim report on definitions and settings

Interim report on definitions and settings

List with the selected most promising industrial crops for marginal land

This deliverable is connected with the described work in task 1.3. The most promising industrial crops, suitable to be cultivated on European marginal land facing natural constraints, will be selected at the end of the first project semester following a multi-actor approach with relevant stakeholders (Multi-actor forum). Crops selection will be carried out with a multi-criteria analysis. The set of criteria will be discussed and finalized in the project kick-off meeting Each criterion will be marked in a scale 1 to 5.

Report with profiles of Best Practice Cases

This deliverable is referring to task 7.1. A first set of Best Practices for industrial crops grown on marginal lands will be identified in the first months of the project in collaboration with the project partners, and stakeholder interview input from EIP AGRI, Copa Cogeca, etc. An online call for interest will also be launched in M2 (for two months; M3 & M4) on the project website and distributed to EU regions and clusters in order to collect a broad set of cases across European regions. The rationale behind the open call is to ensure that the best practices identified will be selected among a variety of cases that extend beyond the knowledge and capacities of the project consortium and also take into account the multi-actor approach and ensure a participatory process across the selection, mapping, analysis and formation of best practices and recommendations.

Report on “Low-input agricultural practices for industrial crops on marginal land”

A definition of the low-input agricultural practices for the selected industrial crops will be presented in this task. The long term experience of the project consortium will play quite critical role in the formation of this deliverable.

Dissemination plan

The Dissemination plan (D8.1) is referring to task 8.1. The Dissemination Plan will be delivered in M6, being updated on annual basis plus ad-hoc when necessary. The Dissemination Plan will be developed outlining: (i) the overall scope and specific objectives to be achieved; (ii) project assets and messages to disseminate; (iii) the target groups to be informed and engaged; (iv) the communication tools to use for the different target groups; and (v) the detailed plan including foreseen actions, consortium resources and responsibilities and time-plan.

Data Management Plan & Support Pack

This deliverable will summarize the actions that will be taken in task 9.6. In task 9.6 Under the project’s Data Management Plan (DMP) will be developed, outlining how research data will be collected, processed or generated within the project; what methodology and standards will be adopted; whether and how this data will be shared and/or made open; and how this data will be curated and preserved during and after the project.

Project website

This deliverable is dedicated to the project website that will be ready by month 3 and in which will be included the MAGIC database as well as the MAGIC-MAPS and MAGIC-DSS.

MAP-DB (version 1)

D2.3 is connected with task 2.2 (mapping of marginal land in M-AEZ). D2.3 is the first version of the task MAGIC-MAPS that will be delivered by month 5.

Seeds or plant material of advance breeding material to be used in WP4

This deliverable is related with the described work of work package 4 and more specifically the new established field trials of task 4.3. Seeds or plant material of advance breeding material will be provided by WU to partners of task 4.3 for the fields establishment.

MAP-DB (version 2)

D2.4 is the second version of MAGIC-MAPS that had initially developed in Task 2.2 and month 5. This deliverable will be the second version of the MAGIC-DB.

First version of MAGIC-CROPS

This deliverable is referring to task 1.2 (Set-up the MAGIC-CROPS database). The MAGIC-CROPS database will include: crop morphological description, pedo-climatic, water and nutrient requirements, yield, harvesting, qualitative traits, current and alternative uses. The first version of this database will be realized in month 12.

Final setting of MAGIC-CROPS entries

This deliverable (setting of MAGIC-CROPS entries) is connected with task 1.1 (Inventory of the data sources on industrial crops). The entries that will be collected and used will be at least 70 EU projects, 250 national projects and 500 other sources (such as international literature, position papers, project or web reports, patents, etc.). This deliverable will be used by task 1.2 and the development of the set-up of MAGIC-CROPS database.

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Pennycress (Thlaspi Arvense) a New Non-Food Crop for Oil-Based Biofuel Production in Europe and USA

Author(s): Federica Zanetti, Terry A. Isbell, EfthymiaAlexopoulou, Roque Evangelista, Russ W. Gesch, Bryan Moser, Andrea Monti
Published in: European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings, 2018, Page(s) 123 - 126
DOI: 10.5071/26theubce2018-1co.5.1

Effect of seeding rate on pennycress agronomic performances across contrasting environments

Author(s): Federica Zanetti; Andrea Monti; Russ Gesch; Efthymia Alexopoulou; Terry Isbell; Roque Evangelista
Published in: Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops 30th Annual Meeting – Pathway to Commercialisation of Industrial Crops, Issue 30, 2018
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2595077

A toolbox to tackle the technological and environmental constraints associated with the use of biomass for energy from marginal land

Author(s): Leandro Gomes; Ana Luísa Fernando; Fernando Santos
Published in: Proceedings of ECOS 2018 – The 31th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost Optimization and Environmental Impact Of Energy Systems, Issue 31, 2018
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2586806


Author(s): Fernando; Barbosa; Boléro; Duarte; Sidella; Costa; Cosentino
Published in: 26th EUBCE – 2018 European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings, Issue 26, 2018, Page(s) 136 -139
DOI: 10.5071/26thEUBCE2018-1CO.9.2


Author(s): Fernando
Published in: European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings, Issue 25, 2017, Page(s) 280-282
DOI: 10.5071/25thEUBCE2017-1DV.2.21

Agroforestry in Latvia

Author(s): Lazdina, Dagnija; Bardulis, Andis
Published in: Issue 1, 2019
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3256045

Marginal Agricultural Land Low-Input Systems for Biomass Production

Author(s): Moritz Von Cossel, Iris Lewandowski, Berien Elbersen, Igor Staritsky, Michiel Van Eupen, Yasir Iqbal, Stefan Mantel, Danilo Scordia, Giorgio Testa, Salvatore Luciano Cosentino, Oksana Maliarenko, Ioannis Eleftheriadis, Federica Zanetti, Andrea Monti, Dagnija Lazdina, Santa Neimane, Isabelle Lamy, Lisa Ciadamidaro, Marina Sanz, Juan Esteban Carrasco, Pilar Ciria, Ian McCallum, Luisa M. Trindade, Ei
Published in: Energies, Issue 12/16, 2019, Page(s) 3123, ISSN 1996-1073
DOI: 10.3390/en12163123


Author(s): Daugaviete, Mudrīte; Bambe, Baiba; Lazdiņš, Andis; Lazdiņa, Dagnija
Published in: Issue 1, 2017
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2636497