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Jacopo Giuntoli

Jacopo Giuntoli obtained his PhD from Delft University of Technology in 2006, with a thesis on the characterisation of biomass residues for energy conversion, and an MSc. in Energy Engineering from Politecnico di Milano in 2005. He is currently pursuing an MSc. in Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health at the University of Edinburgh. Jacopo’s work focuses on evaluating the environmental sustainability of biofuels and bioenergy through Life Cycle Assessment. Jacopo has worked as a scientific officer at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission from 2010 to 2018, where he supported the EU Commission policies on sustainable bioenergy and where he was responsible for the calculations for default GHG emissions of solid and gaseous bioenergy in the EU Renewable Energy Directive. In 2018 Jacopo worked for the International Council on Clean Transportation studying how forest management choices influence the climate change mitigation potential of forest bioenergy. Since 2019, Jacopo is back at the JRC to support the development of a monitoring framework for the EU Bioeconomy.

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As the science and knowledge service of the European Commission, the Joint Research Centre's mission is to support EU policies with independent evidence throughout the whole policy cycle.