CO₂ & Wood: raw material and construction technologies

On Thursday 4 March there will be a Webinar entitled “CO costr & Wood: raw material and construction technologies” which will include the participation of IBE – CNR with the contribution provided by dr. Michele Brunetti. The webinar will start at 15.00 and will end at 18.00. The event, which will be free of charge, being accredited by the CNAPPC, will allow the release of 3 CFPs and the relative certificate of participation

III International Conference on Organic Fruit and I International Conference on Organic Vegetables – Catania 14/17 December 2021

The third edition of the International Convention on Organic Fruit and the first edition of the International Convention on Organic Vegetables will be held in Catania from 14 to 17 December. IBE CNR will be present at the conferences as co-organizer thanks to the contribution of colleagues dr.ssa Maria Grazia Melilli and dr Sergio Argento. For more information on the event, you can consult the dedicated web page Orghort 2020 – Catania (Italy), December 14th-17th 2021


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Web Conference: “Wood biomass: opportunity or problem for mitigating the climate crisis?”

A webinar on the topic”Wood biomass: Opportunity or problem for mitigating the climate crisis?” which intends to tackle the issue in a scientific way, especially for the part linked to the role of the use of wood with respect to renewable energy, mitigation and the impact in the atmosphere.
Cnr-Ibe, which together with SISEF play the role of organizers of the event, will be present through the intervention of its director Dr. Giorgio Matteucci. There will be a scientific framework session (IBE, EU-JRC, Univ. Padova, ISPRA, Georgia Tech) and a round table with representatives from the world of certification forestry, AIEL, WWF, LegaAmbiente, UNCEM, a representative of the region. Alessandra Stefani, Director General of “Forests” (MiPAAF – General Directorate of Mountain Economy and Forests) will conclude.

Participation is open to all through an obligatory reservation that can be made at the following address no later than 23/02:


The use of woody biomass to produce energy is a topic that is hotly debated both at a scientific level and at a political-cultural level.


Woody biomass currently represents the most important source of renewable energy in the EU and in Italy and represents an indispensable resource today to achieve the European objectives for “energy and climate change” which plan to rise from the current 18% of energy from renewable sources to 32% in 2030.

However, there is strong opposition to the use of this energy source or at least to its inclusion in the renewable sources category.

The main objections concern the opposition to the cutting of the forest for the direct production of biomass (fewer objections are posed to the use of biomass that come from a cascade use of the wood resource) and the worsening of air quality following the combustion of woody biomass with particular reference to the introduction of fine dust into the atmosphere.

SISEF, in its role as a scientific society of reference for forests and wood products, has organized an event to scientifically discuss

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Low Carbon Sheep Farming: Innovation becomes Practice – June 26, 2020


A WEBCONFERENCE entitled “Low Carbon Sheep Farming: innovation becomes practice” will take place on June 26th from 11.00 to 13.00. The event is part of the communication and dissemination activities of the SheepToShip LIFE project, of which IBE-CNR is the lead partner.


SheepToShip LIFE is a five-year project (July 2016 – July 2021), co-financed by the EU LIFE 2014-2020 program, which aims to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of the Sardinian sheep dairy industry by 20% in 10 years, through the identification and application of eco-innovative techniques.

The Web Conference aims to take stock of the progress of the project and intends to contribute to the debate on rural development strategies aimed at promoting the environmental sustainability of sheep production systems. In particular, a comparison will be proposed on the key tools of the National Strategic Plan for Rural Development 2021-2027 (PSN), with the aim of evaluating the replicability of SheepToShip LIFE good practices from the regional to the national and European scale.

The virtual conference will be hosted on the Adobe Connect WebMeeting platform and live streaming on in Italian and English will be handled by CNR.

AIAM – International Advanced School of Agricultural Meteorology – 1st announcement

The Italian Association of Agrometeorology (AIAM) is proud to announce the first edition of the International Advanced School of Agricultural Meteorology, dedicated to “AGRICULTURAL METEOROLOGY FOR A CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE“.

The 2020 edition, co-organized with WMO and FAO, aims to provide young researchers and professionals with high-level innovative knowledge and skills on the most advanced technologies for the agrometeorological analysis and monitoring applied to a sustainable agricultural development under climate change.