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Fiorese G.,Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei | Fiorese G.,Polytechnic of Milan | Catenacci M.,Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei | Verdolini E.,Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei | And 2 more authors.
Energy Policy | Year: 2013

This paper illustrates the main results of an expert elicitation survey on advanced (second and third generation) biofuel technologies. The survey focuses on eliciting probabilistic information on the future costs of advanced biofuels and on the potential role of Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) efforts in reducing these costs and in supporting the deployment of biofuels in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and non-OECD countries. Fifteen leading experts from different EU member states provide insights on the future potential of advanced biofuel technologies both in terms of costs and diffusion. This information results in a number of policy recommendations with respect to public RD&D strategies and is an important contribution to the integrated assessment modelling community. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. Source


Soldatini C.,University of Venice | Albores-Barajas Y.V.,University of Venice | Lovato T.,University of Venice | Lovato T.,CMCC Centro Euro Mediterraneo per i Cambiamenti Climatici | And 5 more authors.
PLoS ONE | Year: 2011

The presence of wildlife in airport areas poses substantial hazards to aviation. Wildlife aircraft collisions (hereafter wildlife strikes) cause losses in terms of human lives and direct monetary losses for the aviation industry. In recent years, wildlife strikes have increased in parallel with air traffic increase and species habituation to anthropic areas. In this paper, we used an ecological approach to wildlife strike risk assessment to eight Italian international airports. The main achievement is a site-specific analysis that avoids flattening wildlife strike events on a large scale while maintaining comparable airport risk assessments. This second version of the Birdstrike Risk Index (BRI2) is a sensitive tool that provides different time scale results allowing appropriate management planning. The methodology applied has been developed in accordance with the Italian Civil Aviation Authority, which recognizes it as a national standard implemented in the advisory circular ENAC APT-01B. © 2011 Soldatini et al. Source


Catenacci M.,Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei | Verdolini E.,Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei | Verdolini E.,CMCC Centro Euro Mediterraneo per i Cambiamenti Climatici | Bosetti V.,Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei | And 4 more authors.
Energy Policy | Year: 2013

The paper describes the results of a survey carried out with leading EU experts on the future costs of batteries for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles and the uncertainty surrounding them. Battery costs are one of the main components in the overall costs of EVs and improvements could be brought about by increased investments in research, development and demonstration (RD&D). Experts' judgements are collected to shed light on the inherently uncertain relationship between RD&D efforts and the consequent technical progress in batteries. The analysis of the experts' data results in a number of important policy recommendations to guide future RD&D choices and target commitments both for the EU and its member states. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. Source


Fiorese G.,Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei | Fiorese G.,European Commission - Joint Research Center Ispra | Catenacci M.,Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei | Bosetti V.,Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei | And 3 more authors.
Energy Policy | Year: 2014

This paper focuses on technologies which use thermo-chemical or biochemical processes to convert biomass into electricity. We present the results from an expert elicitation exercise involving sixteen leading experts coming from different EU Member States. Aim of the elicitation was to assess the potential cost reduction of RD&D (research, development and demonstration) efforts and to identify barriers to the diffusion of these technologies. The research sheds light on the future potential of bioenergy technologies both in OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) and non-OECD countries. The results we present are an important input both for the integrated assessment modeling community and for policy makers who draft public RD&D strategies. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. Source

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