Dr. Efthymia Alexopoulou is an agriculture engineer grantuated from the Agricultural University in Athens (AUA) with PhD on the cultivation practices of kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) as feedstock for bioproducts and bioenergy.
She is researcher in CRES (Center for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving) and from 2006 she is responsible for Energy Crops Unit in Biomass Department of CRES. She is the scientific coordinator for the EU reaserch projects: a) BIOKENAF “Biomass production chains and growth simulation model for kenaf” (2003-07), www.cres.gr/biokenaf, b) 4FCROPS “Future Crops for Food, Feed, Fiber and Fuel” (2008-10), www.4fcrops.eu, c). FIBRA – Fiber Crops as a Sustainable Source of Bio-based Materials for Industrial Products in Europe and China (2012-2015), www.fibrafp7.net, d) MAGIC – Marginal land for Growing Industrial Crops: Turning a Burden into an Opportunity, Η2020 (www.magic-h2020.eu; 2017-21) και e) PANACEA – A thematic network to design the penetration PAth of Non-food Agricultural Crops into European Agriculture (www.panacea-h2020.eu; 2017-20).
Division chairman in the Association of Industrial Crops and Products for the “Fiber crops” (www.aaic.org). Co-editor in the book entitled Kenaf: A Multi-Purpose Crop for Several Industrial Applications with New insights from the Biokenaf Project published by Springer <www.springer.com/engineering/energy+technology/book/978- 1-4471-5066-4>. Editor for the book entitled “Perennial grasses for bioenergy and bio-products” published by Elsevier (https://www.elsevier.com/books/perennial-grasses-for-bioenergy-and-bioproducts/alexopoulou/978-0-12-812900-5; 2018).