Pietro Goglio

Pietro Goglio
Wageningen University & Research | WUR · Agricultural Economics Research Institute (LEI)

PhD, MD, BAgrSc

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Additional affiliations
November 2018 - present
Wageningen University & Research
Position
  • Senior Researcher
November 2016 - present
Cranfield University
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Module convener for the Evaluating Sustainability through Life Cycle Approaches module
November 2015 - November 2018
Cranfield University
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
January 2010 - January 2013
MINES ParisTech
Field of study
  • ABIES PhD graduate school with a joint programme with the AgroBioSciences PhD programme of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
January 2010 - January 2013
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Field of study
  • AgroBioSciences PhD graduate course with a joint programme with ABIES graduate school of AgroParisTech
October 2008 - November 2010
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Field of study
  • Agricultural Science

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Publications (31)
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Biofuels could become increasingly important for agriculture; however there is growing concern regarding the possible environmental drawbacks due to the risks of increased inputs during crop cultivation. These risks need to be evaluated in order to assess the best management practices. In this study, a life cycle assessment (LCA) was carried out: (...
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Technical viability of two small-scale electricity generation pathways based on willow short rotation coppice biomass was evaluated using a Screening Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) procedure. The system inputs included fuel and oil consumption in machine operations, fertilizer and herbicide production, transportation of willow chips biomass, and bioma...
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Atmospheric concentration of nitrous oxide (N2O), a greenhouse gas (GHG), is rising largely due to agriculture. At the plot scale, N2O emissions from crops are known to be controlled by local agricultural practices such as fertilisation, tillage and residue management. However, knowledge of greenhouse gas emissions at the scale of the cropping syst...
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Greenhouse gas removal technologies are needed to reach the targets of the UNFCCC Paris Agreement. Among existing technologies, the use of biochar is considered promising, particularly biochar derived from the large quantities of sugarcane residues available in South America and elsewhere. However, the net greenhouse gas removal potential of sugarc...
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Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) cultivation leaves behind around 20 t ha−1 of biomass residue after harvest and processing. We investigated the potential for sequestering carbon (C) in soil with these residues by partially converting them into biochar (recalcitrant carbon-rich material). First, we modified the RothC model to allow changes in s...
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With more and more renewable energy sources (RES) going into power grids, the balancing of supply and demand during peak times will be a growing challenge due to the inherent intermittency and unpredictable nature of RES. Grid level batteries can store energy when there is excess generation from wind and solar and discharge it to meet variable peak...
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Several greenhouse gas removal technologies (GGRTs), also called negative emissions technologies (NET) have been proposed to help meet the Paris Climate Agreement targets. However, there are many uncertainties in the estimation of their effective greenhouse gas (GHG) removal potentials, caused by their different levels of technological development....
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To limit warming to well below 2°C, most scenario projections rely on greenhouse gas removal technologies (GGRTs); one such GGRT uses soil carbon sequestration (SCS) in agricultural land. In addition to their role in mitigating climate change, SCS practices play a role in delivering agroecosystem resilience, climate change adaptability, and food se...
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Agriculture currently faces the dual challenges of both having to increase its overall biomass output while contributing to the mitigation of pressing global environmental changes. It is therefore urged to reconcile these challenges by drastically increasing its performance in the short term. This chapter reviews the agronomic options available at...
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p>Enhanced silicate rock weathering for long-term carbon dioxide sequestration has considerable potential, but depends on the availability of suitable rocks coupled with proximity to suitable locations for field application. In this paper, we investigate the established mining industry that extracts basaltic rocks for construction from the Paraná B...
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The Paris Agreement set targets to limit global warming to less than 2°C above the pre-industrial level to significantly reduce the risks and impacts associated with climate change [1]. Globally, the energy supply sector is responsible for 25% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions [2]. In addition to ratifying Paris Agreement, the UK government has ado...
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Purpose The focus of the life-cycle assessment (LCA) of an agricultural plant product is typically on one crop. However, isolating one crop from the cropping system that it belongs to is often challenging because the crops are often interlinked with the other crops in the cropping system. The main objectives of this discussion article are as follow...
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Bio-economy can be defined as an economy where renewable biomasses are produced and converted into value-added materials, chemicals, foods, feeds, fuels and energy: therefore, it represents one valid, reliable way to transition to equitable, sustainable, post fossil-carbon societies. For this reason, it is increasingly gaining attention by scientis...
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Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a holistic methodology that identifies the impacts of a production system on the environment. The results of an LCA are used to identify which processes can be improved to minimize impacts and optimize production.LCA is composed of four phases: (1) goal and scope definition, (2) life cycle inventory analysis, (3) life...
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There is an increasing demand for sustainable agricultural production as part of the transition towards a globally sustainable economy. To quantify impacts of agricultural systems on the environment, life cycle assessment (LCA) is ideal because of its holistic approach. Many tools have been developed to conduct LCAs in agriculture, but they are not...
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Carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide are two important greenhouse gases (GHG) released from cropping systems. Their emissions can vary substantially with climate, soil, and crop management. While different methods are available to account for GHG emissions in life cycle assessments (LCA) of crop production, there are no standard procedures. In this stu...
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There is an increased demand for a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and LCA has been widely applied to agricultural systems to assess GHG. However, no consensus has been found on how to attribute soil GHG emissions in agricultural LCA. In this study, the objectives were: (i) to compare methods of attribution (year period, planting to pla...
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Biogeochemical models are useful tools for integrating the effects of agricultural management on GHG emissions; however, their development is often hampered by the incomplete temporal and spatial representation of measurements. Adding to the problem is that a full complement of ancillary measurements necessary to understand and validate the soil pr...
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Soil, climate and management practices make greenhouse gas (GHG) emission estimates associated with crop production highly uncer-tain. Biophysical modelling provides reliable reactive nitrogen (Nr) estimates for environmental assessment. In this paper LCA and eco-system modelling are combined to improve GHG estimation from cropping systems in the P...
Thesis
Agriculture interacts with a range of environmental issues, including global warming. The environmental impacts of agriculture are highly dependent on soil and climate conditions, and may be quantified with life cycle assessment (LCA). The variability of emissions related to the dynamics of C and reactive forms of N at the field scale results in la...
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Controversy is brewing about the potential greenhouse gas (GHG) savings resulting from the displacement of fossil energy sources by bioenergy, which mostly hinges on the uncertainty on the magnitude of nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from arable soils occuring during feedstock production. The life-cycle GHG budget of bioenergy pathways are indeed str...
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Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from soils cause uncertainties within Agricultural LCA. N 2 O affects global warming and is esti-mated with IPCC guidelines, agroecosystem models or direct measurements. CERES-EGC model was used to estimate N 2 O emis-sions from faba bean and winter cereals grown in two trials (ICC and CIMAS) with different climates....

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Projects (5)
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PATHWAYS’ aim is to inform policy, research and business strategies in support of a transition to more sustainable livestock production and consumption. We will achieve this through improved characterisation and assessment of current livestock systems through refined and new indicators, the identification of the trade-offs and synergies of innovations, and through the evaluation of sustainable development scenarios to derive credible, relevant and effective transition pathways. To reach our aim we have brought together the best scientific expertise in Europe across disciplines, including animal welfare, environmental and economic assessment and policy analysis, to develop novel and scientifically supported holistic sustainability assessment methodologies to identify the best current and future production systems and value chains. Collaboration and co-design with industry stakeholders will ensure relevance and maximise the uptake of innovations. National practice hubs and a European multi-actor platform will allow for an engaged co-design of transition pathways whilst innovative living labs will allow for the testing and sharing of innovative solutions. A community of practice will extend the multi-actor approach to a broad range of stakeholders.
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In this project, we will develop an integrated approach to fight against the main health challenges in mushroom production (parasitic fungi and bacteria). With the development of a microbiota enriched casing soil we will decrease the need for pesticides and we will contribute to improve the productivity, the sustainability and the profitability of the European mushroom sector. In this research project, I am Wageningen Economic Research Leader.
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The consortium will use a combination of life cycle assessment (LCA), scenario database analysis, network data analysis, meta-analysis, biophysical modelling, economic modelling, stakeholder engagement and expert consultation to deliver the most rigorous and comprehensive global assessment of potential, feasibility, barriers and impacts of soil-based GGRs.