4th Biennial Emergy Research Conference


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Emergy Synthesis 4: Theory and Applications of the Emergy Methodology

Emergy Evaluations of Technology and Sustainability

  1. Technological Improvement and Innovation in Photovoltaics - New Emergy Calculations
    Marco Raugei, Silvia Bargigli and Sergio Ulgiati
  2. Longer Lasting and More Efficient Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells Due to Improvements in Ceramic Materials and their Production Process
    Silvia Bargigli, Angelo Moreno, Marco Raugei and Sergio Ulgiati
  3. "Nested Emergy Analyses": Moving Ahead From The Spreadsheet Platform
    Marco Raugei, Silvia Bargigli and Sergio Ulgiati
  4. Comparative Analysis of Indicators of Well-being Using Environmental Accounting
    Danielle King, Matthew J. Cohen, Sharlynn Sweeney, and Mark T. Brown
  5. Farming in a Prosperous Way Down - A Systems Ecology Approach
    Torbjörn Rydberg, Gunnela Gustafson and Wijnand Boonstra
  6. Emergy Evaluation and Ecological Footprint Analysis for Regional Environmental Sustainability Assessment: A Comparison
    Valentina Niccolucci, Riccardo M. Pulselli and Simone Bastianoni
  7. Landscape Development Intensity Index
    Mark T. Brown and M. Benjamin Vivas
  8. Active Protection of Halophytes: Assessment of the Human Intervention Range Using Emergy Analysis and Indicators of Sustainable Development
    Andrzej Nienartowicz
  9. Sustainable Use of Treated Wastewater in Georgia: Emergy Evaluation of Alternatives for Wastewater Treatment
    Glen R. Behrend
  10. Increasing Sustainability in Irrigated Agriculture - Emergy Based Decision Support
    Martin Beermann
  11. Emergy-Based Sustainability of the Peruvian Economy
    Raúl Siche and Enrique Ortega

Advances in Methodology

  1. Emergy, LCA, and Zero Emissions: The Search for Synergies
    Sergio Ulgiati, Silvia Bargigli and Marco Raugei
  2. Calculation of Landscape Development Intensity (LDI) Values for Land Use Types in Arkansas and Florida: Lessons Learned
    M. Benjamin Vivas
  3. "Tropical" Emergy and (Dis-)order
    Dennis Collins
  4. Emergy Analysis as the First Ordinal Theory of Complex Systems
    Corrado Giannantoni
  5. Computing the Unit Emergy Value of Crustal Elements
    Matthew J. Cohen, Sharlynn Sweeney and Mark T. Brown
  6. Comparing the Earth's Mineral Wealth from the Point of View of Emergy and Exergetic Cost Analysis
    Amaya Martínez, Antonio Valero, Alicia Valero-Delgado and Inmaculada Arauzo Raugei
  7. Soil, Water, Fish and Forests: Natural Capital in the Wealth of Nations
    Matthew J. Cohen, Sharlynn Sweeney, Danielle King and Mark T. Brown
  8. Evaluating the Environmental Life Cycle Aspects of Emerging Technologies - How Can Emergy Analysis Help?
    Bhavik R. Bakshi, Vikas Khanna and Yi Zhang
  9. What is Info? The Role of Information in Agricultural Systems
    Enrique Ortega
  10. Emergy Analysis and the Eigenvalue Method for Solving Transformities Using Microsoft Excel
    Wade Thompson, Eldon C. Blancher II and Manish Misra
  11. Using the Values of Internal Emergy Flows for Emergy Accounting
    Otávio Cavalett and Enrique Ortega

Emergy and Economics

  1. Creation of a Global Emergy Database for Standardized National Emergy Synthesis
    Sharlynn Sweeney, Matthew J. Cohen, Danielle King and Mark T. Brown
  2. Emergy and Economic Value
    Daniel E. Campbell and Tingting Cai
  3. Emergy, Economics, and the Use of the Emergy/Money Ratio
    Federico M. Pulselli, Antonio C.I. Pizzigall, and Nadia Marchettini
  4. Sustainable Companies, the Thermodynamics of Quality and Wealth Creation Processes
    Donald L. Adolphson and Eldon H. Franz
  5. Urbanization and Socioeconomic Metabolism in Taipei
    Shu-Li Huang and Chia-Wen Chen
  6. Emergy, Sociocultural Hierarchy, and Cultural Evolution
    Thomas Abel
  7. ECEC to Money Ratios for 488 Sectors of the U.S. Economy and their Use for Life Cycle Assessment
    Nandan Ukidwe and Bhavik Bakshi

Agricultural, Urban and National Systems

  1. A Dynamic Model Approach to the Emergy Evaluation: The Case Study of a Mediterranean Fish Farm System
    Paolo Vassallo, Ilaria Beiso and Mauro Fabiano
  2. Emergy Evaluation of an Organic Coffee Production and Processing System in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
    Vito Comar and Olácio Mamoru Komori
  3. Hidden Value in the Steers of Argentina's Pampas
    Gloria Rótolo, Torbjörn Rydberg, Geir Lieblein and Charles Francis
  4. Study of the Sustainability of Frozen Concentrated Orange Juice Production Through Emergy Analysis. Part 1: Processing in Brazil
    Consuelo de Lima Fernandez Pereira and Enrique Ortega
  5. Emergy Analysis of Two Watersheds in the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program Area
    Eldon C. Blancher, II and Yarrow J. Etheredge
  6. Environment and Complexity of the Urban System of Rome (Italy): An Emergy Synthesis
    Marco Ascione, Francesco Cherubini, Luigi Campanella and Sergio Ulgiati
  7. Integrating Geographical Information Systems and Emergy Synthesis: The Case of Urban Waste Management in Potenza, Southern Italy
    Pier Paolo Franzese, Giovanni F. Russo and Sergio Ulgiati
  8. Pulsing and Cultural Evolution in China
    Thomas Abel
  9. Emergy Analysis of Israel and Palestine
    Elliott Campbell, Daniel Campbell and Stanley Cobb
  10. Emergy Analysis of Nations: Lessons Learned from Historical Series
    Pedro L. Lomas, Catia Cialani and Sergio Ulgiati


Brown, M.T.E. Bardi, D.E. Campbell, V. Comar, S. Huang, T. Rydberg, D. Tilley and S. Ulgiati (eds). 2007. Emergy Synthesis 4: Theory and Applications of the Emergy Methodology. Proceedings of the 4th Biennial Emergy Conference. Center for Environmental Policy, University of Florida, Gainesville. 483 pages.

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4th Biennial Conference

January 19-21, 2006

University of Florida
J. Wayne Reitz Union
Rm. 282
Gainesville, Florida

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