Bioenergy, Phyto-depuration, Plant Production

Dr Maria Dolores CURT

ORCID: 0000-0003-3174-3758

Associate Professor – SPAIN

Department of Agrarian Production – ETSIAAB – Technical University of Madrid


Campus Ciudad Universitaria

Av. Puerta de Hierro, nº 2 – 4

28040 Madrid



I’m a senior researcher at the Agro-Energy Group (GA-UPM), an acknowledged research team of the Technical University of Madrid, Spain. I have a substantial inter-disciplinary knowledge on plant production-bioenergy-environment. I have contributed to numerous research projects funded by the European Commission and Spanish Institutions. Currently I’m the UPM leader of the EU project of acronym Life project Biomass C+ (LIFE16 CCM/GR/000044). My scientific production has allowed her to complete 5 research assessment periods (six-year terms, CNEAI).


Coordinator and professor of the courses in:

  • Economic Botany & Flora
  • Agro-Energy
  • Bioenergy and Technologies
  • Management of Bioenergy.

Professor of the course in Management of Waste Water in Agriculture.

Selected publications

  1. Acosta P., Curt M. D. 2019. Understanding the expansion of oil palm cultivation: A case-study in Papua. Journal of Cleaner Production 219: 199-216. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.02.029
  2. Mauromicale G., Pesce G.R., Curt M.D.,Fernández J., González J., Gominho J., Tabla R., Roa I., Portis E. 2019 Cynara cardunculus as a Multiuse Crop. In: Portis E., Acquadro A., Lanteri S. (eds) The Globe Artichoke Genome. Compendium of Plant Genomes, Springer, Cham: 65-98.  doi:10.1007/978-3-030-20012-1_4
  3. Gominho J., Curt M.D., Lourenço A., Fernández J., Pereira H. 2018 Cynara cardunculus L. as a biomass and multi-purpose crop: A review of 30 years of research. Biomass and Bioenergy 109: 257-275. doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2018.01.001.
  4. Curt M.D., Sanz M., Mauri P.V.,Plaza A., Cano-Ruiz J.,Sánchez J., Aguado P.L., Chaya C., Fernández J. 2018 Effect of water regime change in a mature Arundo donax crop under a Xeric Mediterranean climate. Biomass and Bioenergy 115: 203-209. doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2018.04.018.
  5. Sánchez J., Aguado P.L., Curt M.D., Fernández J. 2018 Trends in Land Use in Spain and their Meaning to Bioenergy Production. In: Li R., Monti A. (eds) Land Allocation for Biomass Crops. Springer, Cham: 7-38. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-74536-7_2