1. Determination of greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural soil
  2. Ammonia volatilization from agricultural and livestock systems
  3. Nitrate contamination of groundwater
  4. Agricultural use of organic waste
Antonio Vallejo responsable IP-COAPA

Professor Antonio Vallejo

Antonio Vallejo is Professor in the Department of Chemical and Food Technology at the Technical University of Madrid. Over the past 20 years he has conducted research on the effect of nitrogen fertilization, both chemical and organic fertilization, on agricultural production and environmental pollution. He has coordinate several national research project, participate on different European consortiums and signed numerous agreements with different companies from the mineral fertilizer sector. Antonio Vallejo has participated as an expert in The EU Nitrogen Expert Panel and as Coordinator within the ANEP -Agriculture Programme Panel in 2008-2012. He is the coordinator of the AGRISOST consortium.

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Research group profile
During 1990-2000, the team worked on nitrate leaching from agricultural practices and nitrogen balance in agro-ecosystems. Since 2000, its research has been focused on the Assessment of greenhouse gas (GHG) and ammonia emissions from agricultural soils. It is one of the few research groups in Spain that has provided results of GHG emissions from agricultural soils, evaluating mitigation strategies based on nitrogen and water management. The group is also working on the development of technology to reduce gaseous emissions from farming systems based on nitrification and urease inhibitors. These studies are conducted through collaboration with companies from the mineral fertilizer sector (Fertiberia; K + S plus Iberia, S.L.; EuroChem Agro Iberica, S.L. ) that provide financial support for research and innovation studies.

Proyectos asociados al programa

  1. Manejo de residuos de cosecha y agua para reducir emisiones de n en cultivos de zonas semiáridas (CREWGAS) RTI2018096267BI00
  2. Proyecto AgroGreen-SUDOE. Sistemas Agroalimentarios Futuros para una transición social y medioambientalmente sostenible (Comisión Europea) SOE4/P5/E1059
  3. Network of Soils (NEOS) BIO201785994P
  4. Grupo Operativo MOSOEX. Aumento de materia orgánica, gestión sostenible de sistemas extensivos en España (Programa Nacional
    de Desarrollo Rural 20142020) 20190020007225
  5. AgroSceNAUp Evaluación de escenarios de manejo agrícola a diferentes escalas para sistemas de cultivo Mediterráneos sostenibles mediante la reducción de las pérdidas de nitrógeno (AgroSceNAUp) PID2019107972RBI00
  6. Estimación de Impactos Agroambientales asociados a Escenarios de Manejo en Sistemas Agrícolas mediterráneos (Comunidad de
  7. Emisión de N2O escalado a rendimiento en maíz fertirrigado por goteo utilizando el inhibidor de la nitrificación DMPP. EurochemAgro Iberia SL

Research Projects associated to AGRISOST

  • CRDS analyser for N2O, CH4, H2O vapour and CO2 (Picarro G2308 with automatic 15-chamber system)
  • NOx and NH3 measuring equipment for measurement with open chambers (manual)
  • Samplers for NH3 measurement by means of micrometeorological techniques
  • Elemental analyser – Leco TruMac CN and TOCN Analytik Jena 3100
  • Gas chromatography for gas emission measurements.
  • HPLC – ion chromatography.
  • Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry.
  • Equipment for chemiluminescent NOx measurements
  • Passive samplers to measure nitrogen deposition