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Wouter Achten

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  • PhD Student at K.U.Leuven: download full CV at
  • academia.edu
  • 0ReadersNumber of instances of Wouter's publications in Mendeley libraries. Updated daily.
  • 11PublicationsNumber of items in Wouter's My Publications folder on Mendeley.

Research interests

tropicsland use impactLife cycle assessmentBiofuels

About

Since October 2006 I am a doctoral research fellow at the Division Forest, Nature and landscape (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium) on a scholarship of VLIR-UOS and in collaboration with the World Agroforesty Centre (ICRAF) – India. My strong interest in the overall environmental impact of tropical bio-energy crops drove me to write a PhD project that focuses on the life cycle assessment of bio-diesel production from Jatropha curcas L., not only covering the energy and greenhouse gas balance but also the land use impact. Since only few is known on this so-called ‘wonderplant’, we also look into its plant physiology, root architecture and land suitability.

Followers (13)

  • Silvano Coletti

    Silvano Coletti

  • Luis Diaz-Ballote

    Luis Diaz-BalloteINSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE MERIDA

  • Muhammad Nazar

    Muhammad Nazar

  • mirko busto

    mirko bustoEuropean Commission Joint Research Centre Ispra Sector

  • alina stingu

    alina stingu"Gh. Asachi" Technical University of Iasi, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Environment Protection, Chemical Engineering Department

  • PHANI MOHAN KRISHNA

    PHANI MOHAN KRISHNAAnagha datta trade

Explore network

Following (4)

  • Aklilu Negussie Mekuria

    Aklilu Negussie MekuriaWeforest

  • Stefan Ruyters

    Stefan RuytersLessius Mechelen University College

  • Koen Thijs

    Koen ThijsUniversity of Leuven

  • Raf Aerts

    Raf AertsCatholic University of Leuven

Publications (5)

  • Towards domestication of Jatropha curcas: a review

    • Achten W
    • Nielsen L
    • Aerts R
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  • Jatropha: from global hype to local opportunity

    • Achten W
    • Maes W
    • Aerts R
    • et al.
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  • Jatropha bio-diesel production and use

    • Achten W
    • Verchot L
    • Franken Y
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  • Jatropha biodiesel fueling sustainability?

    • Achten W
    • Mathijs E
    • Verchot L
    • et al.
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  • Root architecture of the promising bio-diesel plant Jatropha

    • Achten W
    • Reubens B
    • Maes W
    • et al.
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Professional experience

PhD Student at K.U.Leuven: download full CV at

academia.edu

October 2006 - Present