Francesco Cherubini (professor)

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Francesco Cherubini (professor)
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EducationPhD in Chemical and Process Engineering
Alma materGraz University of Technology
OccupationClimate researcher

Francesco Cherubini is an Italian climate researcher. He is a professor[1] in the Industrial Ecology program in the Department of Energy and Process Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He is currently the director of the program. His research focuses on climate and environmental sustainability analysis (e.g., LCA) of biomass and bioenergy systems, climate change mitigation strategies in the energy and transport sector, climate metrics, sustainable land management and ecosystem services, and analysis and process development of biofuels, biochemicals, and biorefinery systems.

Cherubini was lead author of Chapter 6 on the "Interlinkages between desertification, land degradation, food security and GHG fluxes: synergies, trade-offs and integrated response options" for the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land[2][3]. He also contributed to WGIII Chapter 7 (Energy systems) and 11 (Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use; AFOLU) of the 5th IPCC assessment report[4]. Since 2013, Cherubini has been co-chair of the Global Warming Task Force of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)[1]-Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)[2] Life Cycle Initiative on Global Guidance for Environmental LCIA indicators.

He received his PhD in Chemical and Process Engineering from Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria.

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External links


  1. "Francesco Cherubini - NTNU". Retrieved 2020-03-16.
  2. "Special Report on Climate Change and Land — IPCC site". Retrieved 2020-03-16.
  3. "Færre kyr, flere trær og mer bioenergi". (in norsk bokmål). 2019-08-08. Retrieved 2020-03-16.
  4. "AR5 Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change — IPCC". Retrieved 2020-03-16.

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