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Dr Leticia Chico-Santamarta

MEng, MSc, PgC, PhD

Coordinator for the Latin American and Caribbean Partnerships

Teaching Duties

  • Waste and Resource management
  • Sustainable energy and the Rural Estate
  • Sustainable Energy within the Countryside
  • Lifecycle Assessment of Agricultural Production Systems
  • Academic Development
  • Introduction to Research Methods

Research Interests

  • An evaluation of the production and combustion of fuel pellets from oilseed rape straw.
  • Lifecycle carbon assessment for the recovery of ammonium nitrate from liquid digestate.
  • Compression behaviour of agricultural residues with potential to be used as a combustion fuel.

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
  • Member of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers
  • Member of the International Soild Tillage Research Organization (ISTRO)

Department: International Office

Tel: +34. 667 35 87 68


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Other publications

  • Chico- Santamarta, L., Godwin, R.J., Chaney, K., White, D., Humphries, A.C. (2012) Physical quality changes during the storage of canola (Brassica napus L.) straw pellets Applied Energy 95
  • Chico-Santamarta, L., Humphries, A.C., White, D., Chaney, K., Magan, N., Godwin, R.J. (2011) Microbial changes during the on-farm storage of canola (oilseed rape) straw bales and pellets Biomass and Bioenergy 35
  • Chico-Santamarta, L, Humphries, A.C., White, D., Chaney, K., Godwin, R.J. (2010) The use of olseed rape (Brassica napus) straw for combustion purposes: a review of the advantages and disadvantages Aspects of Applied Biology 101
Additional Information

Other Roles

Involved in the I.S.L.E. (Innovation in the Teaching of Sustainable Development in Life Sciences in Europe) project.  For further information about the project followed the link:


You can contact Dr Leticia Chico-Santamarta if you would like to discuss any of the following course modules:



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