Staff / Bioeconomy and governance
Picchi, Gianni


He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Agronomy (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy) with a thesis on woody energy crops and a M.Sc. in Forestry (University of Florence, Italy).

 Work experience

He has been researcher at the Italian Timber and Trees Institute ( since 2007, working in the field of forest mechanization, timber traceability, agro-forest biomass production and solid fuels quality assessment. Has been involved in several EU and national projects, building a comprehensive experience in proposal and management of research and education projects. Since 2001 he has been bioenergy consultant in EU, North and South America for private companies as well as universities and international agencies. 


Pichler, G., Poveda Lopez, J. A., Picchi, G., Nolan, E., Kastner, M., Stampfer, K., & Kühmaier, M. (2017). Comparison of remote sensing based RFID and standard tree marking for timber harvesting. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 140.

Picchi G., Pari L., Aminti G., Spinelli R. (2016) Cost-effective biomass supply from orchard termination with highly-mobile low-investment equipment. BIOMASS & BIOENERGY, vol. 94, pp. 78-84. DOI: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2016.08.006

Mola-Yudego B., Picchi G., Roser D., Spinelli R. (2015) Assessing chipper productivity and operator effects in forest biomass operations. SILVA FENNICA, 49 (5)

Picchi G., Eliasson L. (2015) Chip truck utilization for a container handling chipper truck when chipping logging residues and the effect of two grapple types on chipping efficiency. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FOREST ENGINEERING, vol. 26 (3), pp. 203-211

Picchi G., Silvestri S., Cristoforetti A. (2013). Vineyard residues as a fuel for domestic boilers in Trento Province (Italy): Comparison to wood chips and means of polluting emissions control. FUEL, 113, pp. 43-49.

Spinelli R, Picchi G (2010). Industrial harvesting of olive tree pruning residue for energy biomass. BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, vol. 101, p. 730-735, ISSN: 0960-8524, doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2009.08.039