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Scientist: Alessandro Agostini

Alessandro AgostiniAlessandro Agostini is an Environmental Scientist with a PhD in Agronomy. He has a long experience in the assessment of energy technologies sustainability. He is currently working in ENEA on the sustainability assessment of energy technologies, among them solar, agrivoltaics, hydrogen, energy storage, biogas, but his main focus is on bioenergy. Alessandro has been a detached national expert at the JRC for 7 years, where he contributed to the definition of GHG emissions from solid and gaseous bioenergy pathways.

Biomass cogeneration plant

A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Dr Alessandro Agostini on burning wood as renewable energy

Interview with Dr Alessandro Agostini, researcher at the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) According to a Joint Research Centre (JRC) publication, the global production of wood pellets reached 29 million tonnes in 2016, of which more than 50% was produced in the EU. Why is burning forest biomass ...

Oak tree trunks lying in front of a heap of biomass ready for use

Is burning wood really a form of renewable energy?

Over the last few decades, we have been presented with various possibilities for producing cleaner forms of energy. Recently, the climate change crisis has forced national governments, international institutions and organisations to develop programmes to reduce our pollution of the environment. The main question that has arisen is: How can we respond to the increasing ...