Ingemar Pongratz är forskare med lång erfarenhet av offentlig finansiering och EU finansiering. Ingemar Pongratz har erfarenhet av att planera, adminstrera rapportera och kommunicera EU projekt och EU finansierad forskning. Ingemar Pongratz har framgångsrikt skrivit EU projekt ansökningar som har sammanlagt resulterat i över 500 Millioner SEK för organizationer och företag som har utnyttjat Pongratz Consulting tjänster.
Ingemar Pongratz tog emot Communication Star priset 2011, för bästa EU-projekt kommunikation insats. Ingemar Pongratz har även skrivit Pathfinder ansölan som valdes ut som ett av finalisterna till Descartes Priset för bästa EU forsknings sammarbets projekt. Ingemar Pongratz har organiserat flera möten, workshops och EU Parlamentsdebatter inom ämnet toxikology och har sammarbetat med organizationer som WWF och OECD.
Ingemar Pongratz är även aktiv som förskare och arbetar med att lansera Fenix Scientific som skall arbeta med nya behandlings metoder för autoimmuna sjukdomar.
Ingemar Pongratz har publicerat över 40 vetenskapliga artiklar och har handlett 14 doktorander och Post-docs under sin tid som forskare, då han var verskam inom molekylär biology, molekylär toxikologi och molekylär nutrition.
Ingemar Pongratz is a consultant with a long proven record of EU project development, project coordination and EU Communication.
Previous project experience include FP6 instruments such as STREPS, Integrated projects and Network of Excellence, FP7 collaborative projects and Marie Curie networks and programmes. Ingemar Pongratz has successfully secured over 50 Million EUR (500 Million SEK) to Pongratz Consulting clients and organizations in several EU funded activities.
All projects included consortia development, proposal administration and planning, negotiation, coordination, planning of communication activities within the consortium and with project stakeholders.
In addition Ingemar Pongratz has long track record in EU project Communication and has collaborated with several organizations to communicate EU funded research results to the general public and consumers. Ingemar Pongratz has also organized several workshops, seminars and EU Parliament debates. For this wok Ingemar Pongratz received the Communication Star Prize from the European Commission in 2011. Ingemar Pongratz has also a strong background in research has a degree in Biochemistry and a PhD in Molecular Biology and has provided seminal research findings in the area of molecular toxicology and molecular nutrition. Ingemar Pongratz has 40+ scientific papers in peer reviewed scientific journals, several book chapters and is Editor of one book, which highlights the effects of Chemical Contaminants in Food.
Ingemar Pongratz has successfully supervised several postdoctoral researchers and several Ph D students, all the way to Thesis defence.
Greenhouse gas emissions and the agricultural sector
Greenhouse gas emissions and the agricultural sector
By Ingemar Pongratz
Hellasgarden av Ingemar Pongratz
The European Union (EU) has committed itself to become a climate neutral continent by 2050 and the European Commission has launched the European Green Deal, which includes a set of activities aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The roadmap towards becoming and a climate neutral economy includes a number of milestones that the EU aims needs to achieve to reach the final goal.
The key targets that the EU and the European Commission aims to achieve by 2030 include:
The European Green Deal includes activities that will affect all industrial sectors. Greenhouse gas emissions and the agricultural sector represents in fact a key area that needs to be addressed. All industrial sectors contribute toward greenhouse gas emissions. However, the European Commissions highlights the ability of the agricultural sector to increase the removal of CO2. This removal can be achieved through:
All industry sectors including agriculture are expected to reduce emission rates through improved efficiency
A recent scientific study demonstrates that agriculture represents a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, 30% total greenhouse gas emissions are connected to agriculture and food / feed productions. This figure shows that agriculture is the second largest producer of greenhouse gas. Animal production, overuse of fertilizers and deforestation are large contributors of greenhouse gases that contribute towards climate change. In addition, emissions from agriculture have a negative impact on the environment, biodiversity and reduced forest production. For example, overuse of fertilizer in agriculture that leaks in lakes and rivers contribute to problems for sea living fish and other water organisms.
Agriculture is essential for society, as a source of food and wellbeing. It is therefore important to introduce new products and services to ensure that agriculture in the future is able to produce sufficient food to feed the human population while at the same time reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.
In fact, the European Green Deal includes increased forestry, increased production of biofuels. These milestones should be achieved without compromising integrity of the food production chain. In addition, increased food / feed production needs to respect environmental aspects, such as protection of soil and water resources in Europe and not to compromise biodiversity.
In the future, a rather near future, European agriculture is thus expected to produce more food, using less land and protect water and soil resources.
To achieve this seemingly impossible equation, researchers across Europe need to deliver novel solutions and new products to support the European Agricultural sector. These products should lead to substantial increased production and at the same time protect soil, water and environment integrity. Researchers need develop new more efficient approaches that lead to reduced emission and reduced waste. This is true for all industrial sectors, of course.
Success is not certain, but status quo is not an option. In addition, there are substantial benefits attached with the European Green Deal such as:
Ingemar Pongratz is cofounder and entrepreneur who established Fenix Scientific AB / Pongratz Consulting and Letavis AB. We support European researchers in universities and enterprises to apply for funding from European schemes such as Horizon Europe. In addition, through Letavis, we develop novel, efficient and safe products to improve agricultural production. Please visit our contact pages to get in touch with us and discuss different collaborations.
Nacka Nov 2020 by Ingemar Pongratz