Michele Moretti

Michele Moretti
Università di Pisa | UNIPI · Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment (DAFE)

Doctor of Philosophy on Agro-ecosystems sustainability

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April 2016 - present
University of Liege - Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech
Position
  • PostDoc Position
March 2015 - present
Hasselt University
Position
  • PostDoc Position
January 2012 - December 2015
Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro
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  • PhD Student

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Publications (31)
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Our economy drives on reactive nitrogen (Nr); while Nr emissions to the environment surpass the planetary boundary. Increasingly, it is advocated to recover Nr contained in waste streams and to reuse it ‘directly’ in the agri-food chain. Alternatively, Nr in waste streams may be removed as N2 and refixed via the Haber-Bosch process in an ‘indirect’...
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Environmental effects and natural resources depletion associated with agriculture production affect the agriculture response to climate change. Traditional cross-sectional climate response models ignore this requirement. This research estimates the impact of climate on European agriculture using a continental scale Ricardian analysis. We correct fa...
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In the past decade, to improve crop production and productivity, Ethiopia has embarked on an ambitious irrigation farming expansion program and has introduced new large- and small-scale irrigation initiatives. However, in Ethiopia, poverty remains a challenge, and crop productivity per unit area of land is very low. Literature on the technical effi...
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Production of struvite (MgNH4PO4·6H2O) from waste streams is increasingly implemented to recover phosphorus (P), which is listed as a critical raw material in the European Union (EU). To facilitate EU-wide trade of P-containing secondary raw materials such as struvite, the EU issued a revised fertilizer regulation in 2019. A comprehensive overview...
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Therelationshipbetweenirrigationwateravailabilityandcroprevenueismultifaceted.However,most of the previous studies focused only on the direct effect of irrigation water on crop revenue or considered that the indirect effect passes only through the farmers’ improved farm inputs usage. Nevertheless, unlike previous studies,this study argues that a on...
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Cost simulations provide a strong tool to render the production of microalgae economically viable. This study evaluated the unexplored effect of harvesting time and the corresponding microalgal biomass composition on the overall production cost, under both continuous light and light/dark regime using techno-economic analysis (TEA). At the same time...
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Despite great advances, experiments concerning the response of ecosystems to climate change still face considerable challenges, including the high complexity of climate change in terms of environmental variables, constraints in the number and amplitude of climate treatment levels, and the limited scope of responses and interactions covered. Drawing...
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Wastewater reuse provides valuable solutions to solve the societal challenges of decreasing availability and limiting access to secure water resources. The present study quantifies the environmental performance of nectarine orchards irrigation using treated municipal wastewater (TMW) and surface water using a unique dataset based on field experimen...
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CO2 enhanced oil recovery can play a significant role in stimulating carbon capture and storage because of additional oil revenues generated. However, it also leads to additional greenhouse gas emissions. We estimate the global warming potential of different CO2 capture scenarios with and without enhanced oil recovery. During a 10 year period in wh...
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Agricultural adaptation to climate change is indispensable. However, the degree of adaptation depends on adaptive capacity levels and it only takes place if the appropriate resources are present. Cross-sectional climate response models ignore this requirement. This paper adapts the Ricardian method to control for a generic territorial adaptive capa...
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1. Introduction The EU has set ambitious goals on the reduction of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere for limiting the effects of global warming. And while renewable alternatives are available in some cases, long-term storage of large quantities of produced CO2 seems inevitable. Because the process of capturing, transporting and injecting CO2 into a...
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This study evaluates the environmental profile of a real biomass-based hydrogen production small-scale (1 MWth) system composed of catalytic candle indirectly heated steam gasifier coupled with zinc oxide (ZnO) guard bed, water gas shift (WGS) and pressure swing absorber (PSA) reactors. Environmental performance from cradle-to-gate was investigated...
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Organic municipal solid waste (OMSW) as a feedstock for energy recovery and material recycling offers the potential to reduce environmental impacts from energy production while displacing emission- intensive waste management strategies such as landfills. This paper quantifies the environmental impact of anaerobic digestion of local, residual biomass....
Conference Paper
In light of the European Union objectives concerning energy efficiency and sustainability, several Member States are advocating for, and even subsidizing the integration of renewable generation, distributed generation and smart grid technologies. This paper aims to evaluate the existing environmental and electricity market regulation applied in the...
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Smart grids (SGs) have a central role in the development of the global power sector. Cost-benefit analyses and environmental impact assessments are used to support policy on the deployment of SG systems and technologies. However, the conflicting and widely varying estimates of costs, benefits, greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction, and energy sav...
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Agricultural practices, particularly land use, inputs and soil management, have a significant impact on the carbon cycle. Good management of agricultural practices may reduce carbon emissions and increase soil carbon sequestration. In this context, organic agricultural practices may have a positive role in mitigating environmental burden. Organic o...
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The livestock production sector represents more than 40 % of the economic value of EU primary productions. This sector consists of a huge diversity of processes and techniques depending on the animal species and the final products. Because of these differences, livestock productions are associated with several adverse effects on the environment, es...
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Land Use Policy j o u r n a l h o m e p a g e : w w w . e l s e v i e r . c o m / l o c a t e / l a n d u s e p o l a b s t r a c t This article investigates the applicability of combined Life Cycle Assessment and market analysis, to sup-port efficiency evaluation of rural development strategies developed by the Apulian Rural Development Plan 2007–...
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In the last decade, the durum wheat-pasta production chain was been, with the other food chains, vulnerable to prices volatility, that became stronger in the last five years due to the unfavourable economic condition. The supply chains internal competition and the unwillingness to cooperation, directly linked to lack of trust between actors on diff...
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In the last decade, the durum wheat-pasta production chain was been, with the other food chains, vulnerable to prices volatility, that became stronger in the last five years due to the unfavourable economic condition. The supply chains internal competition and the unwillingness to cooperation, directly linked to lack of trust between actors on diff...
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The environmental awareness of the agricultural sector has been increasing during the last decades. Covering the environmental impacts of any agricultural product or service became a fundamental trend towards the optimal selection between different alternatives to improve the production. Organic farming has been re-ported to be an innovative system...
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In the latest Apulian programs for rural development a newer attention was put on forestry sector, in order to better hinder the global changes due to the peculiar sectorial ability. Three different instruments has been set to improve the forest value, to increase the forestry land and to boost the multifunctional rule of forestry. Aim of this work...
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1. Introduzione 1 Gli ultimi interventi di riforma della PAC hanno dato una grossa spinta al processo di trasformazione della politica agricola dell'Unione, ormai da tempo in atto, che vede quale punto nevralgico il passaggio dal sostegno accoppiato alle produzioni, al regime di pagamento unico aziendale. Questa macroscopica tra-sformazione del sis...

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I am working on Smart Grids Life Cycle Assessment and I need data on several ICT devices components: cables, amount of plastics etc., for the LCI (life cycle inventory). Data is really daunting to find. There is anyone who can help me?
Thank you in advance

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MOVING is H2020 project coordinated by myself and gathering 23 partners from all over Europe. Mountain covers 36% of Europe area and play an essential role in the provision of public and private goods. Despite their relevance in both ecological and socioeconomic terms, we lack updated and comparable knowledge of the impacts of climate change, demographic trends and socioeconomic drivers in these areas; as well as the necessary policy-mix to address them. Advanced knowledge on the vulnerability of land use and production systems and related value chains; and on the long-term trends and dynamics affecting European mountains is necessary to design the next generation of policies. MOVING objective is to build capacities and co-develop policy frameworks across Europe for the establishment of new or upgraded/upscaled value chains contributing to resilience and sustainability of mountain areas, valorising local assets and delivering private and public goods.
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The next decades a large percentage of the world population will live in areas with water scarcity and poor water quality due to climate change and increasing population pressure, thus agriculture will face the challenge of supplying the increasing demand for food resulting from the forecasted population growth rates. One strategy for maintaining or increasing productivity under resource scarcity is to make greater use of marginal quality lands and waters. In the Mediterranean Region, irrigated agriculture contributes 75% to the final production. The continued use of water resources for irrigation will probably put the agro-systems and the environment at risk from salinization, soil compaction and undesirable ions toxicity. The main aim of DESERT project is to create an innovative concept as a smart system combining sustainable technology on water treatment and water quality sensors, tuned to the local situation. DESERT project introduce a new approch and vision of agriculture. Each partner of consortium propose innovative activities and new methodology in terms of unconventional water treatments irrigation and fertilization of crops modifying enterely the approach on these techniques.