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Integration of oil-seed crops in Mediterranean agro-pastoral systems to supply bio-fuels to local power industry

Deligios, Paola Antonia and Farci, Roberta and Ledda, Luigi and Sulas, Leonardo and Roggero, Pier Paolo (2008) Integration of oil-seed crops in Mediterranean agro-pastoral systems to supply bio-fuels to local power industry. Italian Journal of Agronomy, Vol. 3 (3 Suppl.), p. 519-520. ISSN 1125-4718. Article.

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Abstract

The growing of rape seed (Brassica napus var. oleifera D.C.) and Ethiopian mustard (Brassica carinata A. Braun) as oilseed crop for biodiesel production in southern Europe has gained new interest, following the implementation of policies aimed at increasing the production of locally produced biofuels. The study reported in this paper is part of a feasibility study designed to provide a scientific assessment on the introduction of oil seed crops in the context of the Mediterranean agro-pastoral systems of central Sardinia. Locally, the oil seed demand is from a 34 MW electric power station recently installed by Biopower Sardegna Spa, who funded the study, to supply the local industrial site. The overall objective of the experiments is also to build a dataset to adapt CROPGRO model of DSSAT (Jones et al., 2003) to rapeseed. In this paper, we will provide preliminary data from the field experiments on rapeseed and an overview of the research design.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:3718
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Brassica napus var. oleifera, Brassica carinata A. Braun, biodiesel production, power industry, central Sardinia
Subjects:Area 07 - Scienze agrarie e veterinarie > AGR/02 Agronomia e coltivazioni erbacee
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Scienze agronomiche e genetica vegetale agraria
002 Altri enti e centri di ricerca del Nord Sardegna > CNR-Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche > Istituto per il sistema produzione animale in ambiente Mediterraneo, Sassari
Publisher:Forum editrice udinese
ISSN:1125-4718
Copyright Holders:© Italian Society for Agronomy
Publisher Policy:Depositato per gentile concessione dell'Editore e della Società italiana di agronomia
Additional Information:Poster presented at the Multi-functional agriculture: agriculture as a resource for energy and environmental preservation: 10. Congress of the European Society of Agronomy, Bologna, Italy, 15-19 September 2008.
Deposited On:13 Apr 2010 12:19

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