Fondazione Università degli Studi di
Viale Crucioli, 122 64100 Teramo, Italy.
Tel. +39 (0)861266572
Fax +39 (0)861266252
Giovanni Di Bartolomeo
Associate Professor of Economics
Facoltà di Scienze della Comunicazione,
Università degli Studi di Teramo
Coste S.Agostino, 64100 Teramo, Italy.
Tel. +39 (0)861.266051
The international network
was born in 2007 by the contribution of the CUIA (University
Consortium between Italy and Argentina) and it has a
strong inter disciplinary nature as departments of food,
agriculture, communication, economics, engineering and
transport are directly involved.
The network is hosted by the University of Teramo
at the Department of Communication. Other participating
universities are the University of Buenos Aires (UBA);
the University of Cuyo; the University of Rome La
Sapienza; the University of Tor Vergata; the University
of Tuscia; the Science and technology Park of Tor
The main activity of the network is to study of the
macro and micro economic impact of new energies, in
particular agro-energies related to the biofuels.
Given its nature, emphasis is placed on the comparative
perspective between the Italian and Argentinean issues.
Coste S. Agostino Campus (Teramo)
More in details, the main themes of
the projects are as follows.
- The micro economic impact of the new energies,
in particular biofuels, for expensive and intensive
- The international macroeconomic impact on inequality,
food security, food policies and speculation.
- The impact on the environment of the new energies.
As the project was born from the growing
need from the private sector of a general institutional
research reference, the project is constructed by aggregating
research centre of different disciplines with the firms
and firms associations operating in the sector, i.e.
raw material and energy producers and users such as
transportation companies. This mixture permits to the
research member networks to investigate the process
in all its aspects under different point of view and
to have a constant comparison and stimulus from the
What is renewable energy?
Renewable energy is energy obtained from
sources that are virtually inexhaustible, such as biomass,
the wind, and the sun (unlike, for example, petroleum and
other fossil fuels, of which there is a finite supply.) Renewable
energy also tends to emit fewer pollutants than non-renewable
sources, leaving environment cleaner and healthier.
The project in brief
Biofuels are expected to be an alternative
fuel that can contribute to achieving a low carbon society,
but they also have potentially serious social and environmental
consequences. The project will conduct a comprehensive analysis
of the environmental, economic, and social effects of biofuels
relating to their production, trade, and use, as well as formulate
viable policy options to optimize biofuel use for environmentally