Publications and scientific Training Materials

Scientific Training Materials

1st Value Chain Event on Oilseed Crops, Imperial College London 27/03/19


In this section, you will find the presentations of the 1st Value Chain Event of the MAGIC project in collaboration with PANACEA and COSMOS.

  1. Promosomg oilseed crops for Europe which could be grown on marginal lands (by Efi Alexopoulpou, CRES)
  2. Bioeconomy as Territorial Regeneration (Cecilia Gardi, NOVAMONT)
  3. Chemical Industry Needs from Oilseed Crops (by Jean-Luc Dubois, ARKEMA)
  4. The present status and challenges for cultivation of castor in Brazil (by Liv Severino, EMPRAPA)
  5. Developing harvesting systems for oil crops the case of cardoon (by Luigi Pari, CREA)
  6. Saving the rainforest Environmental impacts of camellia and crambe (by Nils Rettenmaier, IFEU)
  7. Industrial hemp as oilseed crop (Niels de Beus, nova-Institut)
  8. LINNIO Lupin Beaty from marginal soils (by Rob Van Haren, Haze University of Applied Science & Irmhard Szarman (ZoiY natural cosmetics)
  9. Sustianable camelina value chain in Spain (by Yuri Herreras Yambanis, Camelina Company)
  10. What is needed for the next phase in Castors evolution? (by Yuval Peles)

Linked EU projects PANACEA and COSMOS.

Scientific peer-reviewed papers

February 2021

PUBLICATION: M. von Cossel, Moritz; L.A. Pereira; I. Lewandowski (2021): Deciphering Substrate-Specific Methane Yields of Perennial Herbaceous Wild Plant Species, DOI:

December 2020

PUBLICATION: M. von Cossel; H. Ludwig; J. Cichocki; S. Fesani; R. Guenther; M. Thormaehlen; J. Angenendt; I. Braunstein; M.L. Buck; M. Kunle; M. Bihlmeier; D. Cutura; A. Bernhard; F. Ow-Wachendorf; F. Erpenbach; S. Melder; M. Boob;B. Winkler (2020): Adapting Syntropic Permaculture for Renaturation of a Former Quarry Area in the Temperate Zone, DOI: doi:10.3390/agriculture10120603

October 2020

PUBLICATION: F. Latterini, W. Stefanoni, S. Sebastiano, G. M. Baldi, L. Pari (2020): Evaluating the Suitability of a Combine Harvester Equipped with the Sunflower Header to Harvest Cardoon Seeds: A Case Study in Central Italy,

September 2020

PUBLICATION: E.G. Papazoglou, E.Alexopoulou, G.K. Papadopoulos and G.Economou-Antonaka (2020): Tolerance to Drought and Water Stress Resistance Mechanism of Castor Bean,

August 2020

PUBLICATION: M. von Cossel, Moritz; B. Winkler; A. Mangold; J. Lask; M. Wagner; I. Lewandowski; B. Elbersen; M. van Eupen; S. Mantel; A. Kiesel (2020): Bridging the Gap Between Biofuels and Biodiversity Through Monetizing Environmental Services of Miscanthus Cultivation,

July 2020

PUBLICATION: B. Winkler; A. Mangold; M. von Cossel; I. Lewandowski; A. Kiesel; J. Clifton-Brown; M. Pogrzeba; Y. Iqbal (2020):Implementing miscanthus into farming systems: A review of agronomic practices, capital and labour demand, DOI:

July 2020

PUBLICATION: C.S. Ciria; R. Barro; M. Sanz; P.  Ciria (2020): Long-Term Yield and Quality Performance of Perennial Energy Grasses (Agropyron spp.) on Marginal Land, DOI: 10.3390/agronomy10071051.

July 2020

PUBLICATION: D. Scordia; S. Calcagno; A. Piccitto; C. Patanè (2020): The Impact of Soil Water Content on Yield, Composition, Energy, and Water Indicators of the Bioenergy Grass Saccharum spontaneum ssp. aegyptiacum under Three-Growing Seasons, DOI:10.3390/agronomy10081105.

June 2020

PUBLICATION: L. Pari, F. Latterini and W. Stefanoni (2020): Herbaceous Oil Crops, a Review on Mechanical Harvesting State of the Art, DOI: 10.3390/agriculture10080309

June 2020

PUBLICATION: L. Pari , A. Suardi , Walter Stefanoni , Francesco Latterini and Nadia Palmieri (2020):Environmental and Economic Assessment of Castor Oil Supply Chain: A Case Study, DOI: 10.3390/su12166339

May 2020

PUBLICATION: E. Alexopoulou; F. Zanetti; E. G. Papazoglou; K. Iordanoglou; A. Monti (2020): Long-Term Productivity of Thirteen Lowland and Upland Switchgrass Ecotypes in the Mediterranean Region, DOI:10.3390/agronomy10070923.


March 2020

PUBLICATION: F. Pancaldi, L.M. Trindade (2020): Marginal Lands to Grow Novel Bio-Based Crops: A Plant Breeding Perspective, DOI:10.3389/fpls.2020.00227.

December 2019

PUBLICATION: S. Šēnhofa; S.; D. Lazdiņa; A. Jansons (2019): PAPĻU (POPULUS SPP.)STADĪJUMU IERĪKOŠANA UN APSAIMNIEKOŠANA, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3567767.

December 2019

PUBLICATION: M. von Cossel; A. Mangold; Y. Iqbal; I. Lewandowski (2019): Methane Yield Potential of Miscanthus (Miscanthus (Greef et Deuter)) Established under Maize (Zea mays L.), DOI:10.3390/en12244680.

October 2019

PUBLICATION: M. von Cossel; M. Wagner; J.Lask; E. Magenau; A. Bauerle; V. von Cossel; K. Warradh-Sagi; B. Elbersen; I. Staritsky; M. van Eupen; Y. Iqbal; N.D. Jablonowski; S.Happe; A.L. Fernando; D. Scordia; S.L. Cosentino;V. Wulfmeyer; I. Lewandowski; B. Winkler (2019): Prospects of Bioenergy Cropping Systems for A More Social-Ecologically Sound Bioeconomy. DOI: 10.3390/agronomy9100605.

September 2019

PUBLICATION: M. von Cossel; Y. Iqbal; I. Lewandowski (2020): Improving the Ecological Performance of Miscanthus (Miscanthus giantess Greef et Deuter) through intercropping with Woad (Isatis tinctorial L.) and Yellow Mellow (Melilotus ocinalis L.) DOI:10.3390/agriculture9090194.

August 2019

PUBLICATION: L. Pari; A. Scarfone; V. Alfano; S. Bergonzoli; S. Lanzar; R. Gobbo; S. Vecchi; A. Zatta (2019): Raccolta della canapa da fibra – Esperienze in Emilia Romagna con prototipo Billeter IN: Pari L. (Publisher) (2019): Ricerca e Innovazione per l’Economia Circolare Ripensare, riciclare, recuperare e raccogliere le risorse agricole non valorizzate

July 2019

PUBLICATION: M. von Cossel;A. Mangold; J. Hartung; I. Lewandowski; A. Kiesel 2019: How to Generate Yield in the First Year—A Three-Year Experiment on Miscanthus (Miscanthus ; In: Agronomy 2019, 9, 237; DOI: 10.3390/agronomy9050237.

July 2019

PUBLICATION: M. von Cossel; I. Lewandowski; B. Elbersen; I. Staritsky; M. van Eupen; Y. Iqbal; S. Mantel; D. Scordia; G. Testa; S.L. Cosentino; O. Maliarenko; I. Eleftheriadis; F. Zanetti; A. Monti; D. Lazdina; S. Neimane; I. Lamy; L. Ciadamidaro; M. Sanz; J. Esteban Carrasco; P. Ciria; I. McCallum; L. Trindade; R. Van Loo; N. Eibertus; W. Elbersen; A.L. Fernando; E. Papazoglou; E. Alexopoulou, 2019: Marginal Agricultural Land Low-Input Systems for Biomass Production, In: agronomy 2019, 9, 237; DOI:10.3390/agronomy9050237.

June 2019

BOOK CHAPTER: Lewandowski I., Von Cossel M. (2019): Plants suitable for biomass production in a sustainable bioeconomy (German) (91–104) In: Deigele (Hrsg.):Ökologie und Bioökonomie. Neue Konzepte zur umweltverträglichen Nutzung natürlicher Ressourcen. Rundgespräche Forum Ökologie Bd. 48, Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil: München.

April 2019

BOOK CHAPTER: M. Daugaviete; D. Lazdina; B. Bambe; A. Lazdins; K. Makovskis; U. Daugavietis (2019): Plantation Forests: A Guarantee of Sustainable Management of Abandoned and Marginal Farmlands, DOI:10.5772/intechopen.88373.

March 2019

PUBLICATION: C. S. Ciria; M. Sanz; J. Carrasco, P. Ciria (2019): Identification of Arable Marginal Lands under Rainfed Conditions for Bioenergy Purposes in Spain. DOI: doi:10.3390/su11071833.

June 2018

PUBLICATION: L. Gomes; A. L. Fernando; F. Santos, 2018: A toolbox to tackle the technological and environmental constraints associated with the use of biomass for energy from marginal land, Conference paper presented on the International Conference "Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems" 17- 22 June, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2586807.

Other scientific publications

January 2021

Newspaper article (in Latvian) on energy crops: D. Lazdina: Energetiskas Kulturas Un Biomasa – Siltumenergijas Iegusanai

July 2020

PUBLICATION: M. Von Cossel; M. Wagner; J. Lask; E. Magenau; A. Bauerle; V. Von Cossel; K. Warrach-Sagi; B. Elbersen; I. Staritsky; M. Van Eupen; Y. Iqbal,  N.D. Jablonowski; S. Happe; A.L. Fernando; D. Scordia; S.L. Cosentino; V. Wulfmeyer; I. Lewandowski; B. Winkler (2020): Bioenergy cropping systems of tomorrow.

September 2019

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING: F. Zanetti; A. Vecchi; E. Alexopoulou; M. Christou; A. Borghesi; T. Isbell; A. Monti (2019): How much is sole-cropping systems sustainable for camellia and crambe? DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4030893

March 2019 



OTHER MONOGRAPHY: M. Daugaviete; B. Bambe; A. Lazdiņš; D. Lazdiņa, 2017: PLANT CIJU MEŽU AUGŠANAS GAITA, PRODUKTIVITATE UN IETEKME UZ VIDI,Latvijas Valsts mežzinātnes institūts "Silava", Salaspils,, Daugavpils, Latvija (978-9984-14-822-9), DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2636498

Poster presentations at conferences

November 2020

POSTER: D. Kotoula, E.G. Papazoglou (2020): Comparison study of three energy crops on their phytoremediation potential, poster presented on the 28th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (e-EUBCE 2020). This poster was created in the PANACEA project, but contains also relevant information for the research on industrial crops growing on marginal lands.

June 2019

POSTER: D. Lazdina, A Bardulis: Agroforestry in Latvia ; DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3256045

September 2018

POSTER: C. Patanè ; S. Calcagno; G. Patanè, ; A. Corinzia; L. Siracusa; L. Pulvirenti; S. L. Cosentino (2018): Natural Colorants from Safflower Florets in Response to Sowing Time and Plant Density, poster presented on the Conference "Socoetà Italiana di Agronomia XL VII Convegno Nazionale" 12-17 Sept., DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2629588

September 2018

POSTER: G. Testa; S. Calcagno; P. Guarnaccia; S.A. Corinzia; G. Patanè; D. Scordia; S.L. Cosentino (2018): Evaluation Of An Hemp Genotype (Futura 75) For A Dual Purpose Production In A Semi-Arid Mediterranean Environment, poster presented on the Conference "Socoetà Italiana di Agronomia XL VII Convegno Nazionale" 12-17 Sept., DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2586936

September 2018

POSTER: G. Testa; A. Piccitto; D. Scordia; S.A. Corinzia; S. Calcagno; S.L. Cosentino (2018): Evaluation Of The Methanogenic Potential Of Two Lignocellulosic Crops

September 2018

POSTER: D. Scordia; G. Testa; V. Copani; A. Péiccitto; S. Calcagno; A. Corinzia; G. Patanè; S. Virgillito; G. Scalici; C. Patanè; S.L. Cosentino (2018): A Follow Up Study Of Biomass Yield Of Saccharum spontaneum ssp. aegypticum Under Water Regimes, poster presented on the Conference "Socoetà Italiana di Agronomia XL VII Convegno Nazionale" 12-17 Sept., DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2586910

September 2018

POSTER: D. Scordia; G. Testa; V. Copani; S. Calcagno; A. Corinzia; G. Scalici; G. Patanè; S. Scandurra; C. Patanè; S.L. Cosentino (2018): Nitrogen Use Efficiency Of Long-Term Plantations Of Arundo donax and Miscanthus x giganteus, poster presented on the Conference "Socoetà Italiana di Agronomia XL VII Convegno Nazionale" 12-17 Sept., DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2586835

May 2018

POSTER: B. Elbersen; M. van Eupen; S. Mantel; E. Alexopoulou; Z. Bai; H. Boogaard; J. Carrasco; T. Ceccarelli; C.C. Ramos; P. Ciria; S.L. Cosentino W. Elbersen; I. Eleftheriadis; S. Fritz; B. Gabrielle; Y. Iqbal; I. Lewandowski; I. McCallum; A. Monti; S. Macher; M. Sanz.; D. Scordia; S. Verzandvoort; M. von Cossel; F. Zanetti (2018): Mapping Marginal land potentially available for industrial crops in Europe, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2586947

Oral presentations at conferences

September 2019

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS: F. Zanetti; A. Vecchi; E. Alexopoulou; M. Christou; A. Borghesi; T. Isbell; A. Monti (2019): How much is sole-cropping systems sustainable for camellia and crambe?

September 2018

ORAL CONFERENCE PUBLICATION: F. Zanetti; A. Monti; R. Gesch; E. Alexopoulou; T. Isbell; R. Evangelista, 2018: Effect of seeding rate on pennycress agronomic performances across contrasting environments, Conference Paper presented on the International Conference "Pathway to Commercialisation of Industrial Crops" 23-26 Sept. 2018, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2595078


May 2018

ORAL PRESENTATION PUBLICATION: Fernando. Barbosa; Boléro; Duarte; Sidella; Costa; Cosentino, 2018: PHYTOREMEDIATION POTENTIAL OF HEAVY METAL CONTAMINATED SOILS BY THE PERENNIAL ENERGY CROPS MISCANTHUS SPP. AND ARUNDO DONAX L. UNDER LOW IRRIGATION, Conference Paper presented on "26th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition" 14-17 May, DOI: 10.5071/26thEUBCE2018-1CO.9.2

June 2017