Innovation for the Italian agricultural and food industry sector

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Abstract

The food industry is one of the largest energy consumers in the world, with 95EJ/year. In this context, in Europe the amount of energy needed to cultivate, process,package and bring food to the homes of citizens reached 285 Mtoe in 2015, of which14 Mtoe due to the Italian agricultural and food system. With the aim of favoring adrastic reduction in energy consumption, the European Commission, and the maininternational agencies, ie: FAO, OECD, UN over the last decade have aligned on theneed to develop policies to support energy efficiency, renewable energies and sustainabletechnologies in order to minimize the use of fossil fuels and to reduce thefinal energy consumption, especially in the main energy-intensive sectors as industryand construction, but also with regards to agriculture and food industry sector. Thiswork is focused on the agricultural and food system in Italy, of which the energyconsumption and efficiency measures, the renewable energy use, and the new consumertrends for a sustainable agrofood system, are briefly analyzed.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)115-126
Numero di pagine12
RivistaRIVISTA DI STUDI SULLA SOSTENIBILITÀ
Volume2
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2019

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