Bio-economy and Agri-Production: Concepts and Evidence bridges the knowledge gap on sustainability and bio-economy aspects of agri-production over the last decade. It complements traditional aspects on the specific topic with advanced engineering and ICT approaches that have been recently applied in agri-business (e.g. knowledge-based agriculture) under the prism of sustainability and circular economy principles. Topics cover the circular economy in agri-business, lifecycle thinking, lean management, agri-chains, green production and waste management, and more. The book approaches aspects of sustainable bio-economy in agriculture in a holistic way, contributing to the development of integrated agricultural systems.
Based on topics presented at the XXXVIII CIOSTA and CIGR V International Conference, and supplemented by targeted invited articles of key-scientists, this book recognizes that as technology advances, agricultural production management practices are now being called upon to address the need for sustainability in the bio-economy.
- Complements traditional aspects on specific topics with advanced engineering and ICT approaches
- Focuses on responsible management practices to protect the environment while producing needed resources
- Provides real-world insights into transitioning practices
2. Environmental impacts in agri-production
3. Green Production
5. Waste management
6. Labor ergonomics, safety, and health
7. Social aspects
8. Future trends
Dionysis D Bochtis works on the area of Systems Engineering focused on bio-production and related provision systems including, both, conventional systems with enhanced ICT and automation technologies and fully robotized systems, having held various positions ncluding: Professor (Agri-Robotics) at the Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food technologies, University of Lincoln, UK, and Senior Scientist (Operations Management) at the Department of Engineering at Aarhus University, Denmark. Currently, he is the Director of the Institute for Bio-economy and Agri-technology (IBO), Center of Research and Technology - Hellas (CERTH). He is the author of more than 300 articles (90 in peer reviewed journals) and has been invited for more than 30 key-note speeches around the globe.
Prof. Charisios Achillas is Assistant Professor at the International Hellenic University, Department of Supply Chain Management. He graduated from the Department of Engineering (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and from UMIST (Manchester, UK) with MSc in Engineering Project Management. In 2009, he received his PhD Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering and specifically in the field of reverse logistics. He is a collaborating senior researcher at the Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH) - Institute for Bio-Economy and Agri-Technology and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - Laboratory of Heat Transfer and Environmental Engineering. Dr Achillas is the author of more than 170 scientific publications. His research interests span the fields of environmental management, sustainable development and circular economy with a primary focus on reverse logistics and agri-chains.
Dr. Georgios Banias is an Assistant Researcher in Institute for Bio-economy and Agri-Technology of Centre for Research & Technology - Hellas (iBO/CERTH). He is Visiting Lecturer at School of Economics and Business Administration and Legal Studies, International Hellenic University (Courses: Environmental Impact Assessment, Industrial Ecology and Life Cycle Analysis). He graduated in 2005 from Aristotle University's Mechanical Engineering Department. In 2009, he was granted with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Aristotle University Thessaloniki in the field of Environmental Informatics. Since 2005, he has been involved in National and European Research Projects and in educational activities of the Aristotle University's Mechanical Engineering Department. He is the author of more than 60 scientific publications. His research interests focus on the area? of Sustainable Development, Environmental Impact Assessment, Life Cycle Analysis, Environmental Informatics, Decision Support Systems. He has participated in 15 funded research projects in various National and European research projects.
Maria Lampridi is a Mechanical Engineer, Engineering Faculty of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and holds a Master's degree in Environmental Management and Sustainability from the International Hellenic University. She is a PhD Candidate of the Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and National Environment of the AUTH and a Research Associate in the Institute of Bio-economy and Agri-technology (iBO) of the Center for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH). Her research interests focus on Sustainability of Smart Agriculture, Environmental Assessment, Environmental Impact Assessment, Life Cycle Assessment, as well as on Sustainability Assessment.