Bio-Agronomic and Energy Potential of Carthamus Tinctorius L. in the Mediterranean Area

C. Leto, T. Tuttolomondo, S. La Bella, G. Bonsangue & M. Licata
In recent years, interest in dedicated energy crops, in particular oilseed crops, in the Mediterranean area has risen. This is due both to an increase in energy demand in various sectors and the need to meet the objectives set by the European Union. The agro-energy sector may become an important economic opportunity for farms, especially when considering the use of the whole plant – the oil-rich seeds and the lignocellulosic crop residues. However, in economic...