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Green, Yellow, and Woody Biomass Supply-Chain Management: A Review

Efthymios Rodias, Remigio Berruto, Dionysis Bochtis, Alessandro Sopegno, Patrizia Busato
2019 Energies  
Various sources of biomass contribute significantly in energy production globally given a series of constraints in its primary production. Green biomass sources (such as perennial grasses), yellow biomass sources (such as crop residues), and woody biomass sources (such as willow) represent the three pillars in biomass production by crops. In this paper, we conducted a comprehensive review on research studies targeted to advancements at biomass supply-chain management in connection to these
more » ... types of biomass sources. A framework that classifies the works in problem-based and methodology-based approaches was followed. Results show the use of modern technological means and tools in current management-related problems. From the review, it is evident that the presented up-to-date trends on biomass supply-chain management and the potential for future advanced approach applications play a crucial role on business and sustainability efficiency of biomass supply chain.
doi:10.3390/en12153020 fatcat:unhlek7phzdtfltnkifkez767q

Model for Energy Analysis of Miscanthus Production and Transportation

Alessandro Sopegno, Efthymios Rodias, Dionysis Bochtis, Patrizia Busato, Remigio Berruto, Valter Boero, Claus Sørensen
2016 Energies  
Author Contributions: Alessandro Sopegno implemented the Matlab code and wrote the paper; Efthymios Rodias implemented the Matlab code; Dionysis Bochtis designed the tool and wrote the paper; Patrizia  ... 
doi:10.3390/en9060392 fatcat:xlra3t2bgfachj4nh53aalxud4

A Web-Based Tool for Energy Balance Estimation in Multiple-Crops Production Systems

Patrizia Busato, Alessandro Sopegno, Remigio Berruto, Dionysis Bochtis, Angela Calvo
2017 Sustainability  
Author Contributions: Patrizia Busato, Alessandro Sopegno, Remigio Berruto, Dionysis Bochtis, Angela Calvo contributed equally to the single step of the work.  ...  In Sopegno et al. [18] , a computational tool was presented for the estimation of the energy requirements of Miscanthus on individual fields.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su9050789 fatcat:fovxybaourgfpngm26dygz4eqq

A cost prediction model for machine operation in multi-field production systems

Alessandro Sopegno, Patrizia Busato, Remigio Berruto, Thiago Libório Romanelli
2016 Scientia Agricola  
Capacity planning in agricultural field operations needs to give consideration to the operational system design which involves the selection and dimensioning of production components, such as machinery and equipment. Capacity planning models currently onstream are generally based on average norm data and not on specific farm data which may vary from year to year. In this paper a model is presented for predicting the cost of in-field and transport operations for multiple-field and multiple-crop
more » ... roduction systems. A case study from a real production system is presented in order to demonstrate the model's functionalities and its sensitivity to parameters known to be somewhat imprecise. It was shown that the proposed model can provide operation cost predictions for complex cropping systems where labor and machinery are shared between the various operations which can be individually formulated for each individual crop. By so doing, the model can be used as a decision support system at the strategic level of management of agricultural production systems and specifically for the mid-term design process of systems in terms of labor/machinery and crop selection conforming to the criterion of profitability.
doi:10.1590/0103-9016-2015-0304 fatcat:rxgydesoqjgmvaifp5l2pt3pzm

A Computational Tool for Comparative Energy Cost Analysis of Multiple-Crop Production Systems

Efthymios Rodias, Remigio Berruto, Dionysis Bochtis, Patrizia Busato, Alessandro Sopegno
2017 Energies  
Sopegno elaborated the results.  ...  Contributions: Efthymios Rodias implemented the Matlab code and wrote the paper; Dionysis Bochtis designed the tool and wrote the paper; Patrizia Busato analysed the data; Remigio Berruto validated the results; Alessandro  ...  Sopegno elaborated the results.  ... 
doi:10.3390/en10070831 fatcat:gvtns64whvcnzjmntgfyk364gi

An on-line advisor for sizing and economic analysis of anaerobic digestion plants

Patrizia Busato, Alessandro Sopegno, Remigio Berruto, Renè Cornelissen
2014 unpublished
A web-based service was deployed to appropriately size bio-gas plant capacity and perform its economic viability and return on investment based on biomass availability. The tool is based on accepted biogas plant engineering design practice, incorporating the effects of incentives resulting from energy policies for member nations of the European Union participating in the Bioenergy Farm IEE and EU funded project. The service provides a comprehensive database that allows consultants and farmers
more » ... analyze anaerobic digestion systems at different levels of granularity. It also included multilingual support. An adoption program was conducted to increase awareness on the availability of the service and ensure appropriate use and interpretation of its results. Since its deployment, the tool has been frequently used by consultants and farmers. The advisor was used to conduct over 3000 sizing and analysis of biogas production plants and completely fulfill all project targets.

Biogas 3 : Sustainable and Economical Production of Biogas from Food Waste of European Agrifood Industry

Remigio Berruto, Valter Boero, Patrizia Busato, Angela Calvo, Alessandro Sopegno, Lorenzo Venudo, Daniele Rossi, Paz Gomez, Begoña Ruiz, Małgorzata Kachniarz
The purpose of this work is to promote the sustainable production of renewable energy from the biogas obtained from agrifood waste in small-scale concepts for pursuing energy self-sufficiency. Stakeholders were interviewed and two different questionnaires were offered: the first for agrifood industries, the second for biogas plants and component providers. Information obtained was elaborated to have a view of wastage amounts in agrifood sector and get information of available small-scale biogas
more » ... plants. Obtained data were used in different project phases: for Smallbiogas calibration (a web application to facilitate small-scale biogas plant business plan setup), plant models calibration and to write Biogas 3 Handbook. The activities of this work were based on Biogas3 project, co-funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme of the European Union Contract N° IEE-13-477.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL ON FOOD SYSTEM DYNAMICS FOODLAB Business Tool to Foster Entrepreneurship in the Agrifood Sector

Patrizia Busato, Remigio Berruto, Alessandro Sopegno, Marco Rosso
2017 Proceedings in System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks   unpublished
The FOODLAB project develop a project-based learning approach and an entrepreneurial spirit in students, foster interactions between stakeholders in Food innovation and guide the development of innovative projects for Ecotrophelia, the European competition on food innovation that bring hundreds of students to compete at European level with their idea. The FOODLAB project enable the setting up of a European Foodbusiness Transfer Laboratory to create/help future entrepreneurs, with dedicated
more » ... es to promote interactions with food companies, technical centres, research centres or business companies. In FOODLAB project is we reach the aim to provide an innovative tools to help to build business models, business plans to serve students, high education institutions, and SMEs. The tool built for this purpose is a client server application, highly customizable to follow the target needs. It allows to setup a complete business model and business plan providing template, defaults sentences, available example of business plan. The tool incorporate in a customizable template and related information to built-in high quality business plans, and provide kind of expert knowledge base for those who need a business plan or document to promote their idea or agrifood product for development. The tool was validated with success by a team of students that participate to Ecotrophelia Italy 2016. Training modules and guidelines are also available to facilitate the use of the tool. The tool can be used by students of High Education Institution, or workers and managers for training by also for business model and business plan implementation. The tool showed a great potential to develop of targeted, standard business models and business plans that could be transferable to other domains or tailored to a specific type of product or food innovation.


John Smith
2020 Figshare  
Soma, Gian Giuseppe Somakettarin, Natthawuth Soman, Ruturaj Somoza, Luís Son, Changmin Son, Ki-Young Son, Moon Song, Yipeng Song, Yongze Song, Ziyou Sonnino, Giorgio Sopegno, Alessandro Soria-Verdugo  ...  Francavilla, Matteo Francik, Sławomir Francisco José, Sánchez Sutil Franke, Jörg Franzitta, Vincenzo Frauke, Urban Frazzica, Andrea Freddi, Alessandro Fredianelli, Luca Freire, Fausto Frese,  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.12568028.v1 fatcat:3qkbd2bpabdr5f4ragt6nu3654

Mechanization and new technologies for the control and the sustainability of agricultural and forestry systems

The Editors
2016 Journal of Agricultural Engineering  
Table of Contents of Alessandro Sopegno, Angela Calvo, Remigio Berruto, Patrizia Busato Università degli Studi di Torino, Dipartimento Scienze Agrarie, Forestali e Alimentari, Grugliasco (TO), Italia  ...  Remigio Berruto, Massimo Blandino, Patrizia Busato, Amedeo Reyneri, Alessandro Sopegno, Mario Tamagnone Università degli Studi di Torino, Dipartimento Scienze Agrarie, Forestali e Alimentari, Grugliasco  ... 
doi:10.4081/jae.2016.567 fatcat:l5sgwhfp6rgszhgjwyit56h47i


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Sopegno Patrizia 78. Galletto Mario, eredi di Galletto Mauro; 77.Nosengo Teresa, 78.Ganora Valter, 79.Ganora Mauro, eredi di Ganora Franco;  ...  RANIERI MARCO erede di RANIERI PIETRO BOARINO ALESSANDRO erede di SARZANO MARIA BOARINO PIERCARLO erede di SARZANO MARIA AUDISIO BARBARA erede di SARZANO MARIA GALLON ANNA erede di SARZANO MARIA AUDISIO  ...