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Giacomo Falcone
Mediterranean University
30Publications
10H-index
255Citations
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#1Daniela Lovarelli (University of Milan)H-Index: 10
#2Giacomo FalconeH-Index: 10
Last.Jacopo Bacenetti (University of Milan)H-Index: 23
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Abstract In the most recent decade, anaerobic digestion (AD) has been widely studied as an interesting and profitable solution to produce renewable energy. Focusing on AD plants fed with agricultural feedstock, the most investigated ones were big plants fed with cereal silages. However, the spreading of these plants has reduced after the variation of the subsidy framework, and it has been counterbalanced by the increase of small plants ( Therefore, in this study were analysed two small AD plants...
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#1Teodora StillitanoH-Index: 8
#2Giacomo FalconeH-Index: 10
Last.Anna Irene De LucaH-Index: 11
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#1Teodora StillitanoH-Index: 8
#2Giacomo FalconeH-Index: 10
Last.Giovanni GulisanoH-Index: 9
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Advances in the adoption of technological innovations represent a great driver to improve the competitiveness of the Italian extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) industry. This work assesses the efficiency of an innovative extraction plant (with low oxidative impact, heating of paste before malaxation and a special decanter that avoids the final vertical centrifugation) in terms of oil yield and quality, and economic and environmental impacts. Economic and environmental impacts were evaluated by using ...
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#1Francesco Guarino (University of Palermo)H-Index: 15
#2Giacomo Falcone (Mediterranean University)H-Index: 10
Last.Alfio Strano (Mediterranean University)H-Index: 11
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Abstract The paper describes the results of a specific LCA based analysis of the production of olive oil in the region of Calabria, in southern Italy. The goal of the study is to assess the energy and environmental impacts of different scenarios involving conventional and organic cultivations, plains and hills cultivations and involving different operating techniques. The study also aims at assessing the share of each life cycle step on the total of energy and environmental impacts. The function...
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#1Nathalie Iofrida (Mediterranean University)H-Index: 8
#2Anna Irene De Luca (Mediterranean University)H-Index: 11
Last.Alfio Strano (Mediterranean University)H-Index: 11
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Purpose Social life cycle assessment (SLCA) was the last tool to be developed within the framework of life cycle thinking, and since the beginning, there has been a struggle to reach a consensus on a standardized methodology. In fact, many different methodological proposals have been published, diverging on many points. The main difference lies in the epistemological position underlying these proposals. The aim of this study is to propose an impact pathway for assessing the social consequences o...
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#1Bruno Francesco Nicolò (Mediterranean University)H-Index: 1
#2Maria Cristina De Salvo (Mediterranean University)
Last.Alfio Strano (Mediterranean University)H-Index: 11
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ABSTRACTThe increasing environmental awareness of the actors of agro-food supply chains has led to the implementation of new tools to analyze the impacts generated during agricultural practices. The impacts depend not only on the production system but also on the farmer’s management choices, in terms of input allocation, and on the production site, in terms of soil and climate conditions. In order to assess the environmental impact of conventional and organic farming systems on citrus growing in...
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#1Giacomo FalconeH-Index: 10
#2Daniela LovarelliH-Index: 10
Last.Jacopo BacenettiH-Index: 23
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In recent years, the increasing market trend of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) in the European Union has been connected with the public subsidies guaranteed to encourage their production. In Italy, the northern regions have played a leading role and contributed deeply to increase the share of RES in the national energy mix. An increase in the number of Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plants fed with agricultural feedstock has been detected, reaching 1800 units in only 20 years. AD is considered as one ...
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#1B. BernardiH-Index: 5
#2Giacomo FalconeH-Index: 10
Last.Anna Irene De LucaH-Index: 11
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Abstract The mechanization of farming operation plays an important role in improving the profitability of the agricultural sector by increasing work productivity and reducing production costs. However, the new challenges of agriculture also include the environmental issues. The choice between different alternatives to perform a determined agricultural practice should be based on reliable information, considering technical, economic and environmental aspects. Olive growing represents the most imp...
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#1Jacopo Bacenetti (University of Milan)H-Index: 23
#2Alessia Cavaliere (University of Milan)H-Index: 10
Last.Riccardo Guidetti (University of Milan)H-Index: 10
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Abstract Over the last years, increasing attention has been paid to environmental concerns related to food production and potential solutions to this issue. Among the different strategies being considered to reduce the impact food production has on the environment, only moderate has been paid to the extension of shelf life; a longer shelf life can reduce food losses as well as the economic and environmental impacts of the distribution logistics. The aim of this study is to assess the environment...
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#1A.I. De LucaH-Index: 4
#2Nathalie IofridaH-Index: 8
Last.Giovanni GulisanoH-Index: 9
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