SEEMLA Web based application

Project “Sustainable exploitation of biomass for bioenergy from marginal lands in Europe” (SEEMLA) This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 691874.

Welcome to the SEEMLA web application, built to provide assistance regarding the identification and exploitation of marginal lands for biomass production.

In the context of SEEMLA, marginal land mainly includes sites that exhibit poor site conditions due to low soil fertility and clear economic inefficiencies with regard to agricultural usability. The assessment of soil fertility is based on the Muencheberg Soil Quality Rating (SQR), developed by Mueller et al. (2007) , which is used as the fundamental marginality indicator.

The web application comprises the criteria and indicators described in the SEEMLA algorithm to determine:

  • whether a specific land parcel is marginal within the SEEMLA context (SQR calculation)
  • which sub-categories of marginality the land parcel falls under, based on the constraining factors for plant growth (Land Marginality Check)
  • which bioenergy crops can the MagL parcel efficiently sustain (Suitable bioenergy crops)