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Bioenerfood

 

The aim of the Panacea group is the development of activities allowing the diffusion of technologies linked to sustainable production of renewable raw materials. Embedded in this concept is also the idea of promoting synergies between food and energy crops. As reported in the Strategy Paper of the Universal Exhibition 2015, it is necessary for the production of food and energy do not conflict but find ways, forms and techniques to integrate both a challenge that requires a strong commitment by governments and institutions.

The Panacea group is actively involved a partner within projects funded by the Union European, in research activities in cooperation with Mediterranean African countries (Egypt, Morocco, Algeria), India and China, in order to boost the know-how transfer to the beneficiary countries. Some agreements for scientific cooperation with Cuba has been recently started. These agreements, signed with leading research centers (Indio Hatuey Experimental Station, CubaEnergia, University of Santa Clara), aim to implement the agro-energy sectors to promote energy security, food supply and improved economic conditions. The model of development considered relied on a synergistic and sustainable use of water and energy resources for a coherent agricultural development. The final objective is the achievement of stability, security, and social dignity. In particular, the agreement between Research Project on Agro-energy signed between the Italian and Cuban coordinators aims to share the knowledge acquired by facilitating the exchange of results and create networks for favoring a common growth.

The proposal and the mission of the Panacea group is therefore to optimize the technological solutions in the bioenergy sector. The ambition is to trigger a virtuous cascade leading to a integration of energy and food production for a tangible improvement in the quality of life.

The key points of the Panacea strategy are:

  • Integration of food and non-food products for environmental protection and safeguarding food safety
  • Promotion of sustainable growth through the production of technological innovations in the field of bioenergy
  • Application and dissemination of bio-economy principles.