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Sustainable management of energy crops for integrated biofuels and green energy production in Greece

Skoulou, V.; Mariolis, N.; Zanakis, G.; Zabaniotou, A.


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Dr Vicky Skoulou
Graduate Research Director (GRD) of School of Engineering ; Senior Lecturer (Assoc. Prof.) in Chemical Engineering-Bioenergy ; PI of the B3: Biomass Waste- BioenergH2- Biochars Challenge Group of PGRs and PDRAs

N. Mariolis

G. Zanakis

A. Zabaniotou


The present work deals with the assessment of the sustainability and integrated management of four energy crops and their residues, in Greece. Pilot agronomic experiments were performed by cultivating cotton, sunflower, soya and rapeseed for the estimation of their sustainability towards biofuels production and using their residues as feeding materials in a laboratory scale gasifier for the estimation of their bioenergy production potential. Fertilization needs, harvesting techniques, crop productivity and oil yields were recorded. The crops were cultivated under "farm" conditions in several demonstration fields. The study indicated that proper use and integrated management of the above energy crops and their residues, for the production of vegetable oil and bioenergy, respectively, could result in increase of the domestic raw material production for the biodiesel industry and enhance the cohesion of agriculture, energy and environmental policies in Greece. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Skoulou, V., Mariolis, N., Zanakis, G., & Zabaniotou, A. (2011). Sustainable management of energy crops for integrated biofuels and green energy production in Greece. Renewable & sustainable energy reviews, 15(4), 1928-1936.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 28, 2010
Online Publication Date Feb 15, 2011
Publication Date 2011-05
Deposit Date Feb 13, 2018
Journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Print ISSN 1364-0321
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 15
Issue 4
Pages 1928-1936
Keywords Energy crops; Bio-energy; Biofuels; Management; Sustainability
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