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Biomass production chain and growth simumation model for kenaf

Objective

The proposed RTD project will contribute to the implementation of three main EU policies, the Common Agricultural Policy, the Agenda 2000 and the White Paper. In this view of these policies, the financial feasibility of the non-food crops production will increase, while the diversification of land use and sustainability of farm incomes should be ensured. Although knead has been accepted (from 1993) by EU a high yielding "non-food crop" for fibber production the research on knead has been focused strictly on its use for the paper/pulp industry, rule the yielding potential of the crop is not defined. Hardly any research has been directed towards the other industrial uses of the crop as well as the energy exploitation of it, m spite of the favourable characteristics of knead feedstock and its high biomass yields. This project with its integrated approach aims at the sustainable yielding potential; the alternative industrial bio-products as well as the energy exploitation of knead. A dynamic crop-growth simulation model will be developed and will be a useful tool for yields prediction. Following an environmental and economic assessment will provide insight in the feasibility of knead for industrial and energy applications.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES
Address
Km 19,Marathonos Avenue Km 19
19009 Raphina (Pikeermi)
Greece

Participants (10)

ADAS CONSULTING LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Woodthorne, Wergs Road
WV6 8TQ Wolverhampton
ATO B.V.
Netherlands
Address

6700 AA Wageningen
BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY GROUP BV
Netherlands
Address
5,Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS E TECNOLOGIA DA UNIVESIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Portugal
Address
Quinta Da Torre
2825 Monte Da Caparica
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
France
Address
Ferme De Bioclimatologie
78850 Thiverval-grignon
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA
Spain
Address
56,Carretera De La Coruça Km7.5
28014 Madrid
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR THEORETICAL AND APPLIED ECOLOGY
Italy
Address
Via Vittorio Veneto 19
34170 Gorizia
UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA
Italy
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
UNIVERSITY OF CATANIA
Italy
Address
Piazza Universita 2
95100 Catania
UNIVERSITY OF THESSALY
Greece
Address
Argonafton & Filellinon
38221 Volos