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Improved environmental evaluation techniques and tools for the promotion of effective cleaner technologies in the agricultural sector

Objective

The agriculture has always been used as source of food and raw renewable resource, but because of its massive and capillary diffusion on the planet, causes serious effects on environment and ecosystem. This proposal aims at solving this problem, developing an environmental evaluation method based on LCA techniques (Life Cycle assessment, ISO 14040 series) useful for tomatoes and lettuce. The main objectives are:
1) Development of the proposed method
2) Creation of a database furan environmental evaluation of the standard cultivation techniques for tomato and lettuce
3) Creation of a software to facilitate the calculation procedures
4) Execution of a research on the state of art of the cleaner technologies in the cultivation sector for tomato and lettuce
5) Selection of the most interesting technologies -using the new software- among the studies ones and selection of the most important LCA phases in which develop cleaner technologies
6) Testing the most promising cleaner technologies in pilot cultivation using the new method) Economical and environmental estimation on the advantages obtainable extending at industrial scale the selected cleaner technologies

Coordinator

CONTENTO TRADE SRL
Address
Via Zorutti 84
33030 Campoformido
Italy

Participants (1)

IBET ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY
Netherlands
Address
Koggestraat 7A
1012 TA Amsterdam