e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture

A bibliometric study

The e-ROSA project seeks to build a shared vision of a future sustainable e-infrastructure for research and education in agriculture in order to promote Open Science in this field and as such contribute to addressing related societal challenges. In order to achieve this goal, e-ROSA’s first objective is to bring together the relevant scientific communities and stakeholders and engage them in the process of coelaboration of an ambitious, practical roadmap that provides the basis for the design and implementation of such an e-infrastructure in the years to come.

This website highlights the results of a bibliometric analysis conducted at a global scale in order to identify key scientists and associated research performing organisations (e.g. public research institutes, universities, Research & Development departments of private companies) that work in the field of agricultural data sources and services. If you have any comment or feedback on the bibliometric study, please use the online form.

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Commercialisation of biofuel industry in Africa: A review


Diversification of energy sources, agricultural activities and a higher percentage of locally produced energy are goals that can be satisfied by biofuels. Biofuels such as biogas, biodiesel, and bioethanol may be easier to commercialise than other alternative fuels, considering performance, infrastructure and other factors. Lack of a good understanding and application of key concepts of cost estimation-a key to successful project which impacts both the project profitability and influences the technical solutions-is a foremost barrier to its commercialisation in Africa, despite the availability of biomass resources. A plethora of other generic technological and non-technological constrictions has been identified to also hinder biofuels adoption and development. Understanding the economics of biofuel industry is, therefore, crucial in realising eventual commercialisation. This article provides knowledge-based review for expansion (commercialisation) of biomass-derived fuel (biofuel) through improved understanding of its economics in Africa. In addition, recommendations to overcome the technological and non-technological hurdles to market penetration of biofuels are discussed. (c) 2006 Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  • ZA
  • Univ_Cape_Town_UCT (ZA)
Data keywords
  • knowledge
  • knowledge based
Agriculture keywords
  • agriculture
Data topic
  • information systems
  • semantics
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    e-ROSA - e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730988.
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