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​Direct calculation of carbon footprint per unit product in greenhouse crop production to promote renewable energy sources (RES) and sustainable agricultural production

  • Financing: Prefecture of Central Macedonia – Innovation Investment Plans (2014-2020)

  • Project Code: KMP6-0279604

  • Partners: I. Kourouklidis and IPGRB, Elgo-Dimitra

  • Duration: 18 months

  • Starting Date: 10/2021

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The subject of the suggested project is the design and development of a complete device that directly calculates the Carbon Footprint (CF-Sustdev) during the food production in greenhouses (FPG). The analytical record of the stages and conditions of the FPG, the categorization and marking of the products based on their CF, and finally the total environmental footprint, will make the improvement of the FPG conditions possible, while the reduction of the CO2 emissions, the environmental benefits will be directly measurable. In the meanwhile the energy requirements of the FPG in relation to time and the possibilities they provide, for the indirect energy storage from Renewable Energy Sources (RES), will be broadened. The monitored energy equilibrium of the FPG will literally highlight the role of food as an “energy battery”. The software of the SustDev device will convert the above records to equivalent CF, so the categorization (or qualification) of the final product per kilo (or liter) will be possible, of the greenhouse and the production procedure. Developing an open code software, is giving the ability to update the Sustdev device with new optimized ways of food cultivation and also provide the potentiality of remote monitoring and management of the FPG by the producer or research facilities. This way, critical stages of the production procedure with high energy requirements, high gas emissions and economically unfavorable conditions, will get identified. Lastly, the greenhouse producers will have the ability to proceed to targeted interventions according the environmental and economical sustainability of the business/ greenhouse use.

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