Innovation Capacity Building by Strengthening Expertise and Research in the Design,
                                             Planning and Operations of Green Agrifood Supply Chains

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Aristotle University Thessaloniki participates in the project with three academic units, one Division and two Laboratories from different departments. A brief description of the participating Laboratories is given in the following paragraphs.

The Industrial Management Division is one of the three areas of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, A.U.Th. Founded in 1973 as the "Headquarters of Industrial Production and Business Management", it was transformed in 1983 into a division in its present form. The main objective of Industrial Management is to educate tomorrow's engineers and to research into organization and management of production systems. Specifically, the Department of Industrial Management is mainly active in the following disciplines: Planning, Production Planning and Control, Inventory Management, Quality Assurance, Supply Chain Management, Reliability Products – Equipment Maintenance Technology, Organization and Management Factories, Organization and Project Management, Information Systems Management, Applied Statistics, Operations Research, Simulation – Dynamic Systems. Prof. Iakovou is the Director of the Division of Industrial Management.

The following Laboratories operate within the Industrial Management Division:

  1. Laboratory of Business Administration
  2. Laboratory of Quantitative Analysis, Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

The Laboratory of Heat Transfer and Environmental Engineering (LHTEE) belongs to the Energy Section of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Aristotle University Thessaloniki, Greece. The Laboratory is responsible for eleven pre-graduate courses in the Mechanical Engineering Department. More than ten doctoral candidates are supervised by LHTEE’s staff members.

LHTEE conducts research in the field of environmental engineering and energy systems with emphasis on the rational use of raw materials and energy, the assessment of the environmental burden caused by various processes and the optimization of environmental control and management practices. Scientific work spans over a wide range of areas, from air pollution modeling to Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), and from recycling studies to eco-design. The multidisciplinary approach adopted by the Laboratory staff allows arriving at innovative solution concepts that may constitute useful steps towards sustainability. LHTEE provides support to public authorities and the private sector within its area of activities.

  • Laboratory of Alternative Energy Sources in Agriculture (A.E.S.A)

The Laboratory of Alternative Energy Sources in Agriculture (A.E.S.A) was established to operate as an Academic Unit of the Faculty of Agriculture in 2000. The Laboratory’s research and educational activities include the following main fields: Energy production from alternative energy resources, Exploitation of renewable energy sources in agriculture, Energy saving in agricultural structures, and Management treatment and exploitation of agricultural waste. The Laboratory of Alternative Energy Sources covers the educational needs in the following objects: Production and Exploitation of Alternative Energy Sources, Saving of Energy in Agriculture, Management and Treatment of Animal and Agricultural Wastes, Livestock Mechanization.

The research areas of the Laboratory include (i) Energy Production from Alternative Energy Sources, (ii) Exploitation of Renewable Energy Sources – Energy Saving Technologies, and (iii) Agricultural Wastes Management.

Aug, 2015

GREEN-AgriChains Event

Final Dissemination Event

At September 18th, 2015 will take place the Final Dissemination Event of GREEN-Agrichains Project in the Marivaux Hotel, Brussels, Belgium.

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Jul 2015

Recruited Experts News

Greek Pellet Market Outlook

Extensive research on the Greek Pellet Market was conducted in the context of the GREEN-Agrichains Project. Critical results of interest were presented in the context of the 14th Pellets Industry Forum that was co-organized by Solar Promotion GmbH, the European Pellet Council, and the European Biomass Association (AEVIOM) in Munich, June 11-12, 2015.


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Mar 20, 2015

 GREEN-AgriChains Event

Fifth Info Day

The fifth Info Day of the GREEN-AgriChains project took place on the 20th March, 2015 in International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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27 - 30 May, 2015

GREEN-AgriChains Event

International Conference

At 27 - 30 May 2015 took place the 1st International Conference on Agrifood Supply Chain Management & Green Logistics in the Porto Carras Grand Resort.

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Mar 2015

Recruited Experts News

Best Young Researcher Award (Biomass)

One of the senior post-doctoral researchers of the GREEN-Agrichains project, Dr. Agorasti-Eri Toka, was awarded as the Best Young Researcher on Biomass at World Sustainable Energy Days 2015 (24-26 February, Wels/Austria) by Mr. Rudi Anschober, Regional Minister for Energy, Upper Austria and Mr. Gerhard Dell, Director of OÖ Energiesparverband, Austria.


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The GREEN-AgriChains project has been funded with support from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7-REGPOT-2012-2013-1) under Grant Agreement No. 316167.