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The sower's way : a strategy to attain the energy transition. / Bardi, Ugo; Perissi, Ilaria; Csala, Denes; Sgouridis, Sgouris.

In: International Journal of Heat and Technology, Vol. 34, No. Special Issue 2, 02.10.2016, p. S263-S265.

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Bardi, U, Perissi, I, Csala, D & Sgouridis, S 2016, 'The sower's way: a strategy to attain the energy transition', International Journal of Heat and Technology, vol. 34, no. Special Issue 2, pp. S263-S265. https://doi.org/10.18280/ijht.34S211

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Bardi, U., Perissi, I., Csala, D., & Sgouridis, S. (2016). The sower's way: a strategy to attain the energy transition. International Journal of Heat and Technology, 34(Special Issue 2), S263-S265. https://doi.org/10.18280/ijht.34S211

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Bardi U, Perissi I, Csala D, Sgouridis S. The sower's way: a strategy to attain the energy transition. International Journal of Heat and Technology. 2016 Oct 2;34(Special Issue 2):S263-S265. https://doi.org/10.18280/ijht.34S211

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Bardi, Ugo ; Perissi, Ilaria ; Csala, Denes ; Sgouridis, Sgouris. / The sower's way : a strategy to attain the energy transition. In: International Journal of Heat and Technology. 2016 ; Vol. 34, No. Special Issue 2. pp. S263-S265.

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