Ecomondo 2022

08 / 09 / 10 / 11 NOVEMBER

Legend

TUESDAY 8 NOVEMBER
TUESDAY 8 NOVEMBER
09:30 - 17:30 Gemini Room C4 Pav.
Hydrogeological Risks and Mitigation Measures
Innovative methods and technologies for landslide risk assessment and mitigation
Language: Italian

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee & Italian Geotechnical Society

Landslide risk is currently a social priority connected to regeneration and sustainability items and also to environmental and economic aspeSTC. Therefore, it’s very important to adopt innovative construction methods and technologies for its assessment and mitigation compatible with the environment. In this context, the conference will be dedicated to this specific topic of innovation of methods and technologies, really crucial for the development of the territory and society and for the environment protection.

Session Chairs

Daniele Cazzuffi, CESI SpA - Milano
Nicola Moraci, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria

Programme

9.30-10.00 Registration

10.00-10.20 Introduction

Daniele Cazzuffi, CESI SpA - Milano
Nicola Moraci, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria

Session 1. Landslide risk evaluation and mitigation: analysis criteria

Chair: Nicola Moraci, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria

10.20-10.45 The current regulation in force framework for landslide risk management
Vera Corbelli, Southern Apennines River Basin District Authority

10.45-11.10 Landslide susceptibility assessment and hazard at different scales: probabilistic and physically-based approaches
Maria Clorinda Mandaglio, University of Salerno

11.10-11.35 Landslide risk analysis: qualitative and quantitative approaches
Settimio Ferlisi, University of Salerno

11.35-12.00 Potential landslide risk mitigation strategies
Giovanni Vaciago, SGI - Milan

12.00-12.25 New perspectives for landslide risk management
Leonardo Cascini, University of Salerno

12.25-13.00 Discussion

Session 2. Landslide risk assessment and mitigation: case studies

Chair: Maria Clorinda Mandaglio, University of Salerno

14.15-14.40 Debris flow susceptibility and hazard assessment: the case of Favazzina (RC)
Mariantonietta Ciurleo and Nicola Moraci, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria

14.40-15.05 Rockfall susceptibility and hazard assessment
Maria Rita Migliazza, Polytechnic University of Turin

15.05-15.30 Slow landslide risk assessment: applications at different scales
Giovanni Gullà, Research institute for geo-hydrological protection of the Italian National Research Council (CNR - IRPI)

15.30-15.55 Rockfall risk assessment
Monica Barbero and Maria Lia Napoli, Polytechnic University of Turin

15.55-16.20 Examples of innovative and sustainable measures for the slow landslide risk mitigation             
Piergiorgio Recalcati, Tenax SpA, Viganò – LC

16.20-16.45 Implementation of mitigation measures in the national information systems
Daniele Spizzichino, ISPRA (Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research)

16.45-17.15 Discussion              

17.15-17.30 Closing remarks
Daniele Cazzuffi, CESI SpA - Milan
 

TUESDAY 8 NOVEMBER
09:30 - 17:30 Tiglio Room A6 Pav
Waste Management and Valorization
Conference open to Papers
Waste as Resources: Innovative technologies for recycling and recovery
Language: English

Organized by: Ecomondo STC & Italian Chemical Society – Division Environmental and Cultural Heritage Chemistry, ATIA – ISWA

CALL FOR PAPERS

The ambitious goals of the new Circular Economy Action Plan, as well as the strategic importance for Europe to limit its dependence from other world regions, in terms of material and energy resources, require the implementation of innovative recycling and recovery processes. This seminar is aimed at presenting technological innovations, which can improve the efficiency of secondary material valorization, increasing the circularity of materials and decreasing energy consumption. The presented activities could be related to different sectors (urban or industrial waste, residues, by-produSTC) and various categories of materials (plastics, metals, WEEE, textiles, building and construction, food, etc.)

Session Chairs

Mauro Majone, STC Ecomondo, Università “La Sapienza” Roma
Fabrizio Passarini, STC Ecomondo, Università di Bologna
Marco Ricci, ISWA International

Programme

9.30-9.45 Introduction by the Chairs and a short summary on the papers presented through posters

9.45-10.30 Invited lectures

9.45-10.00 The new Global Waste Management Outlook report released by UNEP/ISWA
Marco Ricci, ISWA International Netherlands

10.00-10.15 CIRCULAR BIOCARBON: a BBI-JU first-of-a-kind flagship biorefinery designed to valorise the Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste (OFMSW) and Sewage Sludge (SS) into value-added produSTC
Natalia Alfaro Borjabad, URBASER, Spain (TBC)

10.15-10.30 Med4Waste Project: Mediterranean Dialogue for Waste Management Governance
Lara Panzani, Project coordinator and Responsabile Area Balcani, COSPE Onlus (Italy)

10.30-13.00 Presentations selected from the call for papers

13.00-14.00 Break

14.00-17.15 Presentations selected from the call for papers

17.15-17.30 Discussion and Closure by the Chairs

TUESDAY 8 NOVEMBER
10:00 - 13:30 Monitoring & Control Room
Environmental Monitoring & Control
Conference open to Papers
Odor emissions: from abatement technologies to new control strategies
Language: Italian

Organized by: Ecomondo STC & ISPRA, Italian Chemical Society - Division of Environmental and Cultural Heritage Chemistry

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Ecomondo Odor Emissions conference (at its twelfth edition) is a flagship event for the community of most important industry and academic players. Researchers, Industry, Public administration and Environmental Agencies exchange their different experiences on a topic that is becoming of great relevance in environmental planning. As usual, the workshop will be opened with an update on the work of national and international technical committees on odor regulations.
The following are planned: the interventions of the main public research bodies operating in this sector; the presentation of case studies and best practices by public administrations, control agencies and companies that develop technologies on the topic.

Session Chairs

Gianluigi de Gennaro, University of Bari "Aldo Moro"
Lucia Muto, ISPRA, Institute for Protection and Environmental Research
Gaetano Settimo, National Institute of Health 

Programme

10.00 Introduction by the Chairs and a short summary on the papers presented through posters

10.30-11.00 Invited lectures

11.00-12.30 Speeches from the Call for Papers 

12.30-13.00 Poster Session

13.00-13.20 Discussion and Conclusion 

TUESDAY 8 NOVEMBER
14:00 - 17:00 Workshop Room
Circular Economy Value Chains
Advanced experiences on circular economy in the WEEE sector
Language: Italian

Organized by: Ecomondo STC & ERION

Knowledge of the Circular economy principles needs to be spread to the society but must be communicated not as a theory but as something reachable and concrete. Industrial examples will be provided using as reference sector the Electrical and Electronic Equipment sector. Best practice already in place will be showcased by industrial actors from all the nodes of the chain: from design and innovative business models to social aspeSTC in waste management.

Session Chair

Giorgio Arienti, Erion WEEE

Programme

14.00 Introduction by the Chairs
Giorgio Arienti, Erion WEEE

14.20-15.00 Sustainability from the point of view of EEE producers
Diego Cavallari, ACER Italy S.r.l.
Roberta Bernasconi, Whirlpool Italia S.r.l.

15.00-15.20 Preparation for reuse of large appliances
Manuel Odasso, RI-GENERATION S.b.a r.l.

15.20-16.00 From pre-treatment to recycling innovative activities
Giuseppe Piardi, Stena Recycling S.r.l.

16.00-16.20 Pay-per-use in the household EEE sector
Roberto Reale, REDO SGR S.p.a. Società Benefit
Nicola De Cesare, COMPASS RENT S.r.l.

16.20-16.40 Not only circular “economy” but also social aspeSTC
Danilo Vismara, LABORAEE S.r.l.

16.40-17.00 Discussion and Closure by the chair

TUESDAY 8 NOVEMBER
14:00 - 17:30 Monitoring & Control Room
Environmental Monitoring & Control
Conference open to Papers
Indoor air quality: sources of emissions, air changes, energy efficiency and the new control and monitoring technologies
Language: Italian

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee and National Institute of Health

CALL FOR PAPERS

The conference aims to provide a picture of indoor air quality in the various closed environments, which have been at the center of attention in the world because of the role played in the recent pandemic shock, considering the challenge opened by the entire sector in the field of the design linked to new lifestyles, materials, ventilation, energy efficiency and indoor air monitoring technologies. The space dedicated to the discussion will represent an important moment for an exchange on the different approaches in relation to the challenges that will have to be faced.

Session Chairs

Gaetano Settimo, National Institute of Health
Gianluigi de Gennaro, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”

Programme

14.00 Introduction by the Chairs (and a short summary on the papers presented through posters)

14.20-14.40 Indoor air quality: where are we?
Gaetano Settimo, National Institute of Health

14.40-15.00 Representative of World Health Organization (TBC)

15.00-15.20 Representative of Italian Ministry of Health (TBC)

15.20-15.40 Indoor air quality in school environments: the SIAQ (School Indoor Air Quality) project
Technical Technological Institute “Galileo Galilei” - Bolzano; Eco-Research - Bolzano

15.40-17.20 Speeches from Call for Papers

17.20 Discussion and Closure (by the chairs)

TUESDAY 8 NOVEMBER
14:00 - 17:30 Ravezzi 1 Room South Hall
Research and Innovation
Cluster meeting: Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe projects contributing to the EU Plastics Strategy
Language: English

Organized by: European Research Executive Agency (REA)

On 16 January 2018, the EU adopted its European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy. The strategy is part of the EU Action Plan for Circular Economy, and builds on existing measures to reduce plastic waste. The EU Plastics Strategy is a key element of Europe’s transition towards a carbon neutral and circular economy as set out in the EU Green Deal and Research&Innovation actions are paramount to ensure such transition. Since 2018, Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe (EU’s research and innovation framework programmes) have funded projects which develop innovative solutions to boost the circular economy for plastics. The meeting wants to showcase the contribution of Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe projects to the EU Plastics Strategy and therefore to the EU Green Deal. The meeting will see the participation of around 20 ongoing Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe projects contributing to the EU Plastics Strategy and EU Action Plan for Circular Economy from different angles: from improving the sorting separation and recycling of multi-layers materials, to removing hazardous substances in plastics, from better understanding and monitoring the impact of plastics in the environment (including pollution) to tacking specific plastics challenges in agriculture.

The Horizon 2020 projects involved in the meeting have already taken part in other clustering events, where some cluster representatives / ambassadors have been appointed. This cluster meeting wants to be also a follow-up of previous clustering meetings, with the additional contribution of recently-signed Horizon Europe projects. Relevant project activities and solutions that have the potential to contribute to EU policy developments in the area of circular and sustainable plastics will be presented and further clustering opportunities will be identified.

Session chairs

REA representative (TBC)
Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe cluster representatives (TBC)

Programme

14.00-14.10 Welcome and objectives of the meeting
Speaker from REA (TBC)

14.10-14.30 Brief overview of Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe funding opportunities linked to the EU Plastics Strategy
Speaker from REA (TBC)

14.30-17.00 Individual contribution of Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe projects to the EU Plastics Strategy
Short pitches by Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe project representatives

17.00-17.30 Conclusion and follow-up actions
Short final messages by Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe cluster representatives and REA

TUESDAY 8 NOVEMBER
14:00 - 17:30 Reclaim Expo Room C3 Pav.
Blue Economy
Regeneration of coastal areas and ports and adaptation to climate change

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee and ISPRA, GNRAC, Legambiente, WaterfrontLab

The funding lines of the PNRR, Italian National Plan for Relaunch and Resilience, dedicated to the regeneration of urban areas and ports, in the view of the energy and ecological transition, represents an extraordinary opportunity also for the redevelopment and reorganization of coastal areas in terms of sustainability, resilience and adaptation to the effects of climate change such as sea level rise, coastal erosion and marine flooding. The redevelopment of coastal urban areas, waterfronts, real estate and infrastructure, the protection, enhancement and redevelopment of the natural heritage, can contribute to the overall regeneration and safety of coastal systems through integrated, "multi-objective" projects. Reducing vulnerability and exposure to coastal risks and ensuring sustainable development together, represent the indispensable rails for the policies of relaunch of coastal-maritime tourism, quality and safety of living and doing business in coastal areas, looking beyond the difficult crisis period we are coming from. To launch virtuous projects in this sense, synergies must be created between administrators, managing bodies, economic operators, and stakeholders from the various areas of interest. The conference intends to bring this need to the attention of the public and show those most significant experiences on the national and international scene, already realized or in progress, and be the first of a series of events on the subject as an opportunity for meeting and exchange between administrators and sector operators to encourage the transfer of best practices and the start of possible new projects.
 

Section Chairs

TBD

Program 

Section 1 - COASTAL AREAS, REGENERATION AND ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE

The European initiative "Knowledge Hub on Sea Level Rise" and the impacts on the coast
Nadia Pinardi, University of Bologna, Co-chair KH-SLR;

Coastal cities and climate change: the pilot cases of the north coast of Matanzas (Cuba)
Juan Alfredo Cabrera Hernández, Observatorio COSTATENAS Universidad de Matanzas, Cuba.

Spatial planning and coastal adaptation in the State of Rhode Island
Grover Fugate, Coastal Resources Management Council of Rhode Island

The MiTE Experimental Programme on adaptation to climate change in urban areas: the projects of coastal municipalities
Francesca Giordano, ISPRA;

Two-sided erosion and controlled environmental regeneration
Michele Manigrasso, Italian Coastal Landscapes Observatory, Legambiente

Waterfront requalification and adaptation to Sea Level Rise: the Rimini experience
Anna Montini, Councillor for Ecological Transition, Environment, Sustainable Development, Blue Economy, of Rimini Municipality;  

Section 2 - PORT REGENERATION, ENERGY TRANSITION AND DEVELOPMENT OF PORT AREAS

Palermo Port Authority
Pasqualino Monti Presidente

Genoa, metropolis of the Mediterranean. Projects for the Port of Tomorrow
Marco Sanguineri, Director of Planning and Development, Port Authority of the Western Ligurian Sea / Beatrice Moretti, Architect, PhD, Department of Architecture and Design, University of Genoa

Green Ports: the future of the Port of Ravenna between efficiency, intermodality and sustainability
Daniele Rossi, President of Ravenna Port Authority  

The LNG depot by the Port of Ravenna, a concrete contribution to the energy transition
Alessandro Gentile, CEO of Depositi Italiani GNL, PIR Group

Coastal and port interfaces. Themes and projects
Matteo di Venosa, Associate Professor of Urban Planning, G. d'Annunzio University of Chieti – Pescara.

For a sustainable development of smaller ports: the middle Adriatic as a case study
Gerardo Doti, Associate Professor of History of Architecture, University School of Architecture and Design of Camerino.

Regional intervention 

TUESDAY 8 NOVEMBER
14:00 - 18:00 Noce Room A6 Pav
Circular Economy Value Chains
Conference open to Papers
The industrial symbiosis for the national stategic circular economy
Language: Italian

Organized by: Ecomondo STC, ENEA e SUN (Symbiosis Users Network)                                   

CALL FOR PAPERS

Industrial symbiosis is a crucial tool for reducing dependence on raw materials, boosting competitiveness and the post-Covid economy and increasing the resilience through the establishment of territorial ecosystems able to absorb exogenous imbalances. In 2017, the Italian document “Towards a Model of Circular Economy for Italy - Overview and Strategic Framework” drawn up by the Ministries of the Environment and of the Economic Development, underlined the importance of industrial symbiosis as a tool for system eco-innovation, highlighting the need to set up an organic and systematic portfolio of economic and financial instruments to support businesses. In this direction, in 2021 the updated "National strategy for the circular economy", foreseen among the 63 fundamental reforms for the implementation of the Italian National Recovery and Resilience Plan, identified industrial symbiosis as one of the nine areas of intervention necessary to achieve the transition towards the circular economy in our Country, also providing support for the development of projeSTC, also through specific regulatory and financial instruments.

That event, now in its sixth edition, offers an opportunity to take stock of the road travelled so far and to define the goals that are to be achieved in the future in terms of policies and real operational cases.

Session Chair

Laura Cutaia, ENEA – SUN Symbiosis Users Network

Programme

14.00-14.10 Introduction

14.10-14.50 Invited speakers
Representative of Italian Ministry for Ecological Transition (TBC)
Representative of Italian Ministry of Economic Development (TBC)
Representative of Confindustria (General Confederation of Italian Industry) (TBC)

14.50-15.50 Invited speakers – technical
Industrial symbiosis project (european/international) (TBD)
Industrial areas (TBD)
National Program (TBD)
SUN - GdL4 “Certification and standardization of industrial symbiosis” (TBD)
SUN - GdL5 “Industrial symbiosis plans and programs in Europe or in the world” (TBD)

15.50-17.50 Speeches from Call for papers

17.50-18.00 Discussion and Closure by the chair

TUESDAY 8 NOVEMBER
14:15 - 17:30 Biobased Industry Room
Agri-food, Forestry and Bio-based Industry
NRRP and agriculture 4.0: synergies between supply chains for sustainable development
Language: Italian

Organized by: Ecomondo STC & Consorzio Italiano Biogas (CIB)

Mission 2 of the NRRP, dedicated to “Green Revolution and Ecological Transition”, establishes interventions for sustainable agriculture and circular economy. These interventions are extremely important for the agricultural sector which will progress not only technologically but it will be able to offer its concrete contribution protecting soils, the environment and food production.

Session Chairs

Piero Gattoni, President of Consorzio Italiano Biogas (CIB)

Programme

Session 1 – NRRP: the role of technologies for the agroecological transition

14.15-14.30 Introduction
Piero Gattoni, President of Consorzio Italiano Biogas (CIB)

14.30-14.50 Technologies financed under the NRRP
Angelo Frascarelli, Director of Cesar

14.50-15.05 Research and innovation as drivers for sustainable agriculture
Stefano Vaccari, Director General of CREA (Council for Agricultural Research and Economics)

15.05-15.20 Agriculture 4.0 for the agro-food system
Marco Perona, Scientific Director of Osservatorio Smart Agrifood Brescia

15.20-15.35 Farming 4.0 as territorial environmental protection
Angelo Gentili, National Head of Agricultural ProjeSTC of Legambiente environmental association

15.35-15.50 A story of innovative agriculture: CIB partner (TBD)

Sessione 2 – The development prospeSTC to give concrete shape to the NRRP actions

16.00-17.00 Round table
Massimiliano Giansanti, President of Confagricoltura (General Confederation of Italian Agriculture)
Representative of ORIGIN
Maurizio Gardini, President of Confcooperative (Confederation of italian cooperatives)
Representative of Agronomi
Representative of Federunacoma (Italian Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Federation)
Representative of CAI (Confederation of Italian Agromechanics and Farmers)

17.00-17.15 A story of innovative agriculture: CIB partner (TBD)

17.15-17.30 Closing
Representative of Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policy (TBC)

TUESDAY 8 NOVEMBER
14:30 - 16:15 Diotallevi 2 Room South Hall
Financing, Education and Communication
Towards transparency: the role of sustainable finance against greenwashing
Language: Italian

Organized by: Ecomondo STC & Italian Sustainable Investment Forum and ART-ER       

Sustainable finance is crucial to achieve the European Green Deal targets and a sustainable post-pandemic recovery. However, while the demand for sustainable financial securities continues to grow, greenwashing has become a fundamental issue. If not managed and efficiently prevented, greenwashing can undermine decarbonization efforts of public and private organizations. For this reason, contrasting greenwashing is today one of the main challenges. Everyone has to contribute to this. Public authorities have to implement effective science-based policy measures towards a sustainable economy. Companies have to commit for a clear and accurate sustainability reporting, in order also to attract sustainable investments. Responsible investors have to put in practice sustainable science-based investment strategies and decisions. Consumers have to ask for more disclosure and orient their choices towards more transparent brands.

Session Chairs

Francesco Bicciato, Secretary General, Italian Sustainable Investment Forum (FFS)
Enrico Cancila, Area manager, ART-ER (“Attractiveness Research Territory” Emilia-Romagna Joint Stock Consortium)

Programme

14.30-14.40 Welcome remarks
Francesco Bicciato, Secretary General, Italian Sustainable Investment Forum (FFS)
Enrico Cancila, Area manager, ART-ER (“Attractiveness Research Territory” Emilia-Romagna Joint Stock Consortium)

14.40-14.55 Institutional speech - The role of European institutions in fighting greenwashing
Representative of DG FISMA (TBD)

14.55-15.10 Institutional speech - The commitment of ISPRA
Roberta Alani, Environmental Certifications Service, ISPRA (Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research) (TBC)

15.10-15.25 Presentation of the paper by FFS on system strategies against greenwashing
Arianna Lovera, Senior Programme Officer, Italian Sustainable Investment Forum (FFS)

15.25-16.10 Roundtable - Towards transparency: industry, public institution and finance facing greenwashing
Representative of ART-ER (tbd)
Representative of Italian industry (tbd)
Sara Capuzzo, President, Ènostra
Giovanna Zacchi, Head of ESG Strategy, BPER Bank (tbc)

Moderated by Veronica Ulivieri, Communication Officer, Italian Sustainable Investment Forum (FFS)

16.15 Conclusion remarks

WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER
WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER
09:30 - 17:30 Gemini Room C4 Pav.
Hydrogeological Risks and Mitigation Measures
Integrated systems for monitoring of works in areas affected by natural, anthropic and environmental hazards
Language: Italian

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee & Italian Geotechnical Society – Associazione Geotecnica Italiana (AGI)

The monitoring of slopes, of civil and environmental works, such as bridges, tunnels, landfills and contaminated sites, is a crucial current issue, related to frequent problematic situations connected to the risk and to the disaster prevention, which is considerably linked to urban and extra-urban regeneration issues.

Session Chairs

Daniele Cazzuffi, CESI SpA - Milan
Nicola Moraci, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria

Programme

9.30-10.00 Registration

10.00-10.20 Introduction
Daniele Cazzuffi, CESI SpA - Milan
Nicola Moraci, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria

Session 1. Monitoring Systems of slopes, geotechnical structures and infrastructures

Chairs:
Nicola Moraci, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria
Settimio Ferlisi, University of Salerno

10.20-10.45 Control and monitoring of the soil/work complex: regulations in force framework
Stefano Aversa, Parthenope University of Naples

10.20-10.45 Slow-moving landslide monitoring systems for the built heritage damage analysis
Giovanni Gullà, Research institute for geo-hydrological protection of the Italian National Research Council (CNR - IRPI)

 10.45-11.10 Multi-source integrated systems for monitoring works in subsiding areas
Dario Peduto, University of Salerno

11.10-11.35 Large excavations monitoring systems in urban area
Giovanni Vaciago, SGI - Milan

11.35-12.00 Bridge integrated monitoring systems
Settimio Ferlisi, University of Salerno

12.00-12.25 Integrated and innovative monitoring systems for the underground works
Alessandra Sciotti, Italferr SpA, Rome

12.25-12.50 Speaker TBD

12.50-13.00 Discussion

Session 2. Integrated monitoring systems for landfill and contaminated sites

Chairs:
Nicola Moraci, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria
Quintilio Napoleoni, Sapienza University of Rome

14.00-14.25 Control and monitoring of landfill and contaminated sites: regulations in force framework
Evelina Fratalocchi, Marche Polytechnic University

14.25-14.50 Old landfill monitoring systems
Quintilio Napoleoni, Sapienza University of Rome

14.50-15.15 New landfill monitoring systems
Roberto Raga, University of Padova

15.15-15.40 Monitoring systems of contaminated sites
Daniele Biondi, Herambiente SpA - Bologna

15.45-16.20 Efficiency of contermination systems for landfills and contaminated sites
Alberto Angeloni, Montana SpA - Milan

16.20-16.45 Geophysical surveys for the leachate control
Giorgio De Donno, Sapienza University of Rome

16.45-17.15 Discussion

17.15-17.30 Closing remarks
Daniele Cazzuffi, CESI SpA - Milan

WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER
10:00 - 12:45 Workshop Room
Circular Economy Value Chains
The recycling industry: towards the new European targets between non-technological barriers and the boost for innovation
Language: Italian

Organized by: Ecomondo CTS & UNIRIMA, ASSORIMAP, ASSOFERMET

Assofermet, Assorimap and Unirima, the three national associations of recycling of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, plastic and paper, each one representative of a specific and functional sector of material recovery and with the common goal: recognizing the centrality of recycling in Italian and European industrial and environmental policies. These strategic sectors in the development and promotion of a circular economy in the waste sector, having/ a total of about 4,000 plants and 45,000 employees throughout the national territory, although they are excellences of our Country, leaders in the production of EoW / SRM, they have to deal with a growing bureaucracy, often unclear regulations, failure to comply with the principles of competition,  the need  for  constant innovation to be competitive and to face the increasingly complex challenges of the markets. In order to respond to the principles outlined by the Circular Economy and the Green New Deal, the field of the production of raw materials from waste treatment activities therefore needs adequate tools that relaunch the sector and, above all, that this important sector of the circular economy be placed at the center of national and European industrial policies.

Session Chair

Silvia Serranti, Sapienza University of Rome

Programme

10.00 Introduction
Silvia Serranti, Sapienza University of Rome

Recycling chains: industrial development and sustainability to win the European challenge of circularity

Assofermet (National association of recycling of ferrous and non-ferrous metals)
Brief introduction by Cinzia Vezzosi, Assofermet and Euric Vice President
Assofermet company (TBD)

Assorimap (National Association of Recyclers and Regenerators of Plastic Materials)
Brief introduction by Walter Regis, President
Assorimap company (TBD)

Unirima (National Union of Pulp Recovery and Recycling Enterprises)
Brief introduction by Francesco Sicilia, General Manager
Unirima company (TBD)

The European framework
Emmanuel Katrakis, Secretary General EURIC - European Recycling Industries' Confederation
Ton Emans, President PRE - Plastics Recyclers Europe
Mattia Pellegrini, Head of Unit DG ENV - Circular Economy - From Waste to Resources

12.30 Conclusions

WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER
10:00 - 13:00 Tiglio 2 Room A6 Pav
Environmental Monitoring & Control
Conference open to Papers
Health Impact Assessment (VIS): the collaboration between national and regional institutions in the deepening of the National Institute of Health (ISS) Guidelines
Language: Italian

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee and National Institute of Health

CALL FOR PAPERS

The workshop aims to describe the useful collaboration between national and regional institutions for the purpose of deepening the guidelines (LGs) on HIA, drafted by the Istituto Superiore di Sanità. Currently, a CCM project funded by the Ministry of Health and carried out in collaboration with the local authorities of Emilia Romagna, Marche, Sardinia and Friuli Venezia Giulia, deepens the methodologies and approaches of the LGs taking into account, also, the needs experienced at different institutional levels and in different areas, stimulating the search for a homogeneous and consistent approach on the Italian territory.

Session Chairs

Maria Eleonora Soggiu, National Institute of Health
Gianluigi de Gennaro, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”

Programme

10.00-10.20 Introduction by the Chairs (and a short summary on the papers presented through posters)

10.20-10.40 Representative of Italian Ministry of Health

10.40-11.00 Representative of Sardegna Region

11.00-11.20 Representative of Central Friuli University Health Authority

11.20-11.40 Representative of Le Marche Region - Regional Agency for the Protection of the Environment

11.40-13.00 Speeches from Call for Papers

13.00 Discussion and Closure (by the chairs)

WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER
10:00 - 13:00 Tiglio 1 Room A6 Pav
Agri-food, Forestry and Bio-based Industry
Circular economy in agri-food systems as a firm benchmark in the uncertainty of future scenario
Language: Italian

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee and National Agrifood Cluster CL.A.N.

The Italian agri-food system has always been a model of sustainable production and consumption, able to combine the growing needs of the world population with the competitiveness of agri-food systems while respecting environment, local communities, and social growth. The agri-food chain, which Cluster CL.A.N. represents at different levels, is aware of how the use of agricultural resources in all their components (including by-products and residues), in compliance with the rules for the protection of health and environment, creates a virtuous circle functional to the implementation of the EU Circular Economy current policies and regulations. At this regard, it is essential to accelerate the research and implementation of alternatives in the management of waste, energy (from renewable sources, but with a low environmental impact at the end of life) and water (reduction of losses and waste, recovery and process water sanitization, desalination, etc.), and on the sustainable management of packaging and related waste.
All this without forgetting, especially in the persistent climate of uncertainty due to the complex contingent circumstances, that the sustainability of agri-food systems will be achieved only by combining the three pillars (environmental, social, and economic) according to a principle of equal balance between them. The workshop organized by Cluster CL.A.N. will be an opportunity to let Cluster members (companies, research, and territories) express their opinions on these issues. The outputs will be collected into a Position Paper to be shared with interested institutions and stakeholders.

Session Chairs

Mauro Fontana, President of the National Agrifood Cluster CL.A.N.
Massimo Iannetta, President of the CL.A.N. Scientific and Technical Committee

Programme

10.00-10.05 Opening and welcome words
Mauro Fontana, President of CL.A.N.

10.05-10.20 Remarks on European and national scenario
Speaker (TBC)

10.20-12.45 Round Table: talk contributions by Cluster Members
Moderator: Massimo Iannetta, President of the CL.A.N. Scientific and Technical Committee

10.20-11.05 The point of view of Cluster associated companies
Value chain 1 (TBC)
Value chain 2 (TBC)
Value chain 3 (TBC)

11.05-11.50 The point of view of Cluster associated R&D bodies
Representative of Accademia (TBC)
Representative of CNR (National Research Council) (TBC)
Representative of CREA (Council for Agricultural Research and Economics) (TBC)

11.50-12.35 The point of view of Cluster associated territorial institutions
Representative of a Northern Region (TBC)
Representative of a Centre Region (TBC)
Representative of a Southern Region (TBC)

12.35-12.45 Summary of Round Table outcomes
Patrizia Brigidi, Vicepresident of Scientific and Technical Committee CL.A.N. and CL.A.N. representative within the National Bioeconomy Coordination Board

12.45-13.00 Key conclusions
Representative of the Italian Ministry for Ecological Transition (TBC)

13.00 Closing remarks
Mauro Fontana, President of CL.A.N.

WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER
10:00 - 13:30 Global Water Expo Room
Water Management and Valorization
Conference open to Papers
Zero Polluted and Circular Water - Sludge management, treatment and valorization
Language: Italian

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee, University of Brescia, IRSA-CNR, ISS, Utilitalia, Legambiente          

CALL FOR PAPERS

In view of the EU Green Deal and Zero Pollution Action Plan, the need of a new regulatory framework to support sustainable and resilient sludge management, incorporating a broader scope for risk assessment and strict sludge quality control is more and more felt for quick. Approximately 25kg of dry sludge are produced per person per year all across Europe as by-product of the wastewater treatment process, and the size of the sludge production is strictly related to the efficacy of the treatment. Sludge use will be tackled from a circularity perspective, aiming at pollution prevention, resource efficiency and business opportunities. In this context, several new technologies are being developed in the last years, but in many cases these are unfortunately not sufficiently mature to be developed at a large scale, and need to be framed by appropriate legislation.
Successful examples will be showcased.

Session Chairs

Giorgio Bertanza, University of Brescia
Camilla Braguglia, IRSA CNR (Water Research Institute - National Research Council)
Representative of UTILITALIA (Italian federation of energy, water and environmental services) (TBD)

Programme

10.00-10.20 Introduction by the Chairs (and a short summary on the papers presented through posters)

10.20-10.40 Updates on Sewage Sludge Directive and UWWTD
Representative of Italian Ministry for Ecological Transition (TBC)
Representative of Joint Research Centre, European Commission (TBC)

10.40-11.00 Sludge Recovery in agriculture: environment and health Protection (the SLURP project)
Roberta Pedrazzani e Giorgio Bertanza, University of Brescia
​Sara Castiglioni, Mario Negri Institute

11.00-11.20 New sustainable technologies to transform WWTPs in green factories as requested by PNRR      
Elena Mauro, Utilitalia
Giancarlo Cecchini, Acea Elabori
Francesca Portincasa, AqP
Andrea Lanuzza, Gruppo CAP

11.20-11.40 Risk analysis scenarios in sludge management
Eleonora Beccaloni, Italian National Institute of Health

11.45-13.15 Speakers from Call for Papers

13.15-13.30 Discussion and closure by the Chairs

WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER
10:00 - 13:30 Diotallevi 2 Room South Hall
Research and Innovation
Transition towards carbon neutrality
Language: English

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee & BNCT working party, OECD

We have started down the complex transition from today’s fossil carbon to a new energy and renewable carbon future. The pathway is relatively clear in energy, reflected in the current success of solar and wind technologies, but other sectors will also have to be addressed. The chemicals industry represents a large opportunity for carbon capture and utilisation (CCU). The renewable carbon family of bio-based carbon and CO2-based carbon and carbon from recycling represent huge, relatively untapped opportunities. However, we need an overarching carbon management strategy for the chemical sector that enshrines the sustainable, circular economy approach. The present workshop reviews progress to date on a project on Carbon Management of the Bio-, Nano- and Converging Technologies (BNCT) working party of the OECD. Case studies from six countries will be presented and discussed.

Session Chairs

Jim Philp, OECD

Programme

10.00-10.30 Introduction
Chairs:
Ole Jørgen Marvik, Innovation Norway
Jim Philp, OECD

10.00-10.10 Introduction by Ole Jørgen Marvik: A systemic approach to the carbon cycle

10.10-10.30 BNCT work on carbon management, 2021-2022: an overview
Jim Philp, OECD

10.30-12.30 Roundtable
During the two-year period 2021-2022, a total of 16 case studies on CCU(S) technologies in nine different countries were received. Five of these are summarised here to reflect the diversity of technologies and feedstocks. A sixth case study presents funding mechanisms for the green transition to net-zero carbon.

Chairs:
Jim Philp, OECD
Christian Patermann, Former Director European Commission - DG RTD, Environment and Bioeconomy

10.30-10.50 Using innovation challenges as funding mechanisms to accelerate emerging CCUS technologies in Canada
Andrew Klain, Canadian Forest Service/Economic Analysis Division, Natural Resources, Canada

10.50-11.10 Bio-based, biodegradable and compostable bioplastics for organic recycling and the creation of compost
Giulia Gregori, IT Cluster Circular Bioeconomy SPRING

11.10-11.30 CO2 from waste incineration to cultivate microalgae at Saga City
Ritsuko Aihara, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan

11.30-11.50 Sustainable chemicals and fuels production using nanotechnology in Korea
Ki Tae Park, Konkuk University, Korea

11.50-12.10 Atmospheric CO2 for storage and use - a proposed Norwegian industrial ecosystem?
Ole Jørgen Marvik, Innovation Norway, Norway

12.10-12.30 Fermentation of waste gases to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF): the importance of hybrid technologies
Jay Fitzgerald, United States Department of Energy

12-30-12.50 Discussion and comments on the case studies presented

Chairs:
Fabio Fava, University of Bologna
Angelo Salsi, European Commission

12.50-13.15 Open discussion: What do we need to make holistic technology and policy choices in carbon management?

13.15 Closure by Chairs

WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER
10:30 - 13:00 Diotallevi 1 Room South Hall
Financing, Education and Communication
Blue skills and careers for the European Green Deal
Language: English

Organized by: Ecomondo STC & Italian Ministry of Education, European Commission                                     

The green and digital transition is already opening up to new opportunities in the blue economy’s job market. However, the lack of well-trained professionals and highly-skilled personnel working in sectors, including offshore marine renewable energies, shipping, underwater operations, biotechnologies and aquaculture, and limited public perception of blue careers, can hinder the sustainable blue economy to contribute to the objectives of the green deal and of a circular economy. To fully exploit its potential, there is a need of creating an ecosystem for blue skills able to improve or put in place, where it is not existing, an effective cooperation amongst stakeholders, matching the needs of the industries and attracting women and new generations in this labour market. The Blue Careers programme, which since 2016 has provided grants, under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), to retrain and reskill the blue economy sectors, will now expand to cover the training needs stemming from the European Green Deal and the pandemic crisis. The key objectives will also encompass the development of core green skills and boosting digital skills. This includes promoting the use of the GreenComp, a European reference framework for sustainability competences.

Session Chairs

Luca Marangoni, Deputy Head of Unit, European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency - CINEA Unit D3 – Sustainable Blue Economy, European Commission 

Programme

10.30 Introduction by the Chair

10.35-10.50 Keynote speech: Minister for Education, Italy (TBC)

10.50-11.00 EU support to the development of Blue Careers
Representative of Unit for Sustainable Blue Economy, CINEA, European Commission (TBC)

11.00-11.10 The GreenComp framework
Representative of Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission (TBC)

11.10-11.20 The enabling role of digital innovation hubs for the Green Deal
Harald Gruber, European Investment Bank (TBC)

11.20-11.30 A Mediterranean perspective for new skills and jobs
Representative of CNR (National Research Council) (TBC)

11.30-12.45 Panel discussion (best practices, lessons learnt, bottlenecks, opportunities)
Chair: Silvia Grandi, "Circular Economy" Director General, Italian Ministry for Ecological Transition
Panelists (tentative):
Representative of UN-Decade - UNESCO-IOC
Martina Rossi, Cluster MARE FVG - ASSESS project 
Representative of North Sea - TEAMS project 
Representative of the Italian Ministry of Education
Representative of ERASMUS+ - COE-SUBE 

12.45-12.50 Closure by the chairs

WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER
11:00 - 13:00 Innovation Arena - South Hall
Circular Economy Value Chains
Textiles as an opportunity: challenge and commitment of the Stakeholders of the sector
Language: Italian

Organized by: Ecomondo STC & LVMH Italia

Textiles have been identified as a key value chain in the EU action plan, to promote sustainability and circularity, as well as traceability and transparency, through a combination of eco-design requirements, producer responsibility schemes and labelling systems. The intention, during the debate within the main actors of the fashion and luxury system, is to highlight the contribution of all stakeholders in responding to these challenges, bringing to light proposals, targets and ongoing projects. We believe that new European inputs and requirements will boost innovation in the sector and will give new impulse in the industrial competitiveness by promoting new business models.

Session Chair

Eleonora Rizzuto, Comitato Tecnico Scientifico di Ecomondo, Direttore Sviluppo Sostenibile di LVMH Italia e coordinatrice del sottogruppo Tessile, Abbigliamento e Moda per ICESP

Programme

Moderation by RAI for Social Journalist

11.00-11.20 Introduction
Eleonora Rizzuto, Director of Sustainable Development LVMH Italia and coordinator of the Textile & Fashion sub-group for ICESP

- Presentation of the Agenda/Participants

- Regulatory introduction
Roberta De Carolis, Project Manager ENEA-ICESP (Italian Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform)

New European textile regulation: possible focus on implementation in Italy
EU ECESP (European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform) representative (name to be confirmed)

11.20-11.50 Circular Creativity in LVMH:
Alexandre Capelli, Deputy Director Department Environment LVMH Corporate

Materials in stock: from problem to resource with Nona Source
Nona Source representative (name to be confirmed)


Specialised Suppliers: Textiles and Social Innovation
Anna Fiscale, Founder Progetto Quid

Intra-Group Collaboration and Industrial Symbiosis
Louis Vuitton representative (name to be confirmed)

11.50-12.20 Best Practices
KERING representative (name to be confirmed)
Rossella Ravagli, Sustainability Director ARMANI
Dario Gruenenfelder, Co-founder MUNTAGNARD

12.20-12.40 Research & Development, Innovation
Alexandre Capelli, Deputy Director Department Environment LVMH Corporate
Daniela Ott, General Secretary Aura Blockchain Consortium

12.40-13.00 Debate: Vintage & Second Hand, comparing opinions (all referents on stage)
Eleonora Rizzuto, Director of Sustainable Development LVMH Italia and coordinator of the Textile & Fashion sub-group for ICESP
 

WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER
14:00 - 15:30 Diotallevi 1 Room South Hall
Circular Economy Value Chains
Separate collection of urban textile waste
Language: Italian

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee and UNICIRCULAR-UNIRAU (Union of used clothing collection, recycling and reuse companies)

Italian municipalities will be obliged to guarantee the separate collection of urban textile waste from 1 January 2022, in continuity with the supply chain that has been structured spontaneously in the last 20 years. A future EPR scheme will be able to guarantee the necessary resources to reach the most important collection, reuse and recycling targets, contributing to an industrial evolution of the current post-consumer supply chain, especially in the parts where there are the most critical issues. Today, almost a year after the establishment of the obligation of separate collection, an EPR system is still awaited. Where are we? What are the weak links of supply chain on which to intervene? In this context, the publication of “European strategy for textiles”, political document with no normative value, will give a reference framework within Directives, Regulations and national normative will be structured in subsequent times. The strategy will deal in a broad way with sustainability and circularity of the textile sector, from the eco-design of products to production, from consumption models to the different types of products relating to textiles (fashion, technical clothing, home textiles, hospitality textiles, furnishing textiles, etc.), up to the management of urban textile waste. The conference intends to focus in particular on this last specific and limited aspect.

Session chair

Andrea Fluttero, EPR models expert and UNIRAU (Union of used clothing collection, recycling and reuse companies)

Programme

Introduction
Andrea Fluttero, EPR models expert and UNIRAU (Union of used clothing collection, recycling and reuse companies)

The municipalities owners of the municipal waste collection private
Filippo Brandolini, UTILITALIA (Italian federation of energy, water and environmental services) (TBC)
Franco Bonesso, ANCI (National Association of Italian Municipalities)

Specialized collectors
Carmine Guanci, Alliance of Cooperatives
Karin Bolin, Humana People to People

Companies of the selection
Carmine Esposito, F.LLI ESPOSITO

Recycling Industry
Fabrizio Tesi, ASTRI Italian recycled textile association

The vision of the future actors of epr schemes
Consortia of producers

Discussion and closure
Silvia Grandi, Director of the Circular Economy Department, Italian Ministry for Ecological Transition (TBC)

WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER
14:00 - 17:30 Global Water Expo Room
Water Management and Valorization
Conference open to Papers
Zero Polluted and Circular Water - Concerning pollutants (PFAS and persistent mobile chemicals, microplastics, AMR): occurrence, fate, health and environmental risk management
Language: Italian

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee, Italian National Institute of Health, Legambiente, Marche Polytechnic University, Utilitalia

CALL FOR PAPERS

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and other so called persistent, mobile (PM) substances, as well as other contaminants of emerging concern, are being recognized as serious threats to the safety of water resources. The way towards a zero pollution, toxic-free environment need knowledge and know-how about analytical methods and environmental chemistry, source detection, transport and fate, preventive measures, treatment technologies and proper legislation. The workshop will present the current scenario and state-of-the-art solutions within the context of emerging technologies and policy mechanism.

Session Chairs

Luca Lucentini, Ecomondo STC and Italian National Institute of Health
Andrea Minutolo, Ecomondo STC and Legambiente (Italian environmental association)
Francesco Fatone, Ecomondo STC and Marche Polytechnic University

Programme

14.00-14.10 Introduction by the Chairs (and a short summary on the papers presented through posters)

14.10-14.25 There isn’t One Health without One Water
Luca Lucentini, Italian National Institute of Health (TBC)

14.25-14.40 Persistent chemicals and contaminants of emerging concern: current trend towards legislation and regulation in Europe and Italy
Speaker (TBC)

14.40-14.55 The zero-pollution challenge in Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe
Giulio Pattanaro, European Commission

14.55-15.10 Establishing a zero-pollution circular economy: an overview of the Horizon2020-Green Deal project PROMISCES
Julie Lions, BRGM (France) – Project Coordinator (TBC)

15.10-15.25 Pilot and full scale PFAS removal in urban water cycle technologies
Edoardo Slavik, Idroclean Srl, ITELYUM AMBIENTE

15.25-15.40 Microplastics in lakes and urban water infrastructures: the Life Blue Lakes
Representative of Legambiente (Italian environmental association) (TBD)

15.40-15.55 Effect-based monitoring of water and sludge
Giorgio Bertanza and Roberta Pedrazzani, University of Brescia

15.55-16.10 Safety and risk management plans in urban water cycle and CECs: case studies
Representative of Italian National Institute of Health (TBD)

16.10-17.20 Call for Papers

17.20-17.30 Discussion and Closure (by the chairs)

WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER
14:00 - 17:30 Neri 2 Room South Hall
Policies and Regulations
Technical Seminar: Waste management and new regulations 2022
Language: Italian

Organized by: Ecomondo STC & Edizioni Ambiente and the Magazine "Rifiuti - Bollettino di informazione normativa"

REGISTRATION IS COMPULSORY

The legislative dynamism that shapes waste management can sometimes risk disorienting companies and Public Administration. Once again, this year, the Magazine "Rifiuti-Bollettino di informazione normativa" offers the usual overview of the most important legislative and regulatory innovations that, in the course of 2022, have been added to a complex operational reference scenario. The outlining of new developments, however, also in this edition of Ecomondo, does not preclude an in-depth examination of topics that, although not recent, have reached a certain degree of complexity of application over the years.
Therefore, the necessary in-depth studies that the complexity of the discipline always requires are also carried out.

Session Chairs

Paola Ficco, Lawyer - Jurist in Environmental Law - Editor of the Magazine "Bollettino di informazione normativa”

Programme

14.00-14.30 Accreditation of the participants and beginning of the event

14.30-14.45 Waste management in the framework of the circular economy. The state of play on the End of Waste decrees
Silvia Grandi, Director-General Circular Economy, Italian Ministry for Ecological Transition

14.45-15.00 End of Waste controls in the light of the 2022 Ispra guidelines 
Daniele Salvatori, Arpae Emilia-Romagna (Emilia-Romagna Region - Regional Agency for the Protection of the Environment)

15.00-15.15 The Italian Register of Environmental Operators and its function within RENTRI
Daniele Gizzi, President of the Italian Register of Environmental Operators

15.15-15.30 Computerised waste traceability: a practical demonstration
Daniele Bagon, Register of Environmental Operators - Liguria Regional Session

15.30-15.45 Landfills and their management between the concepts of waste and soil
Loredana Musmeci, Chemist

15.45-16.00 The procedure for land reclamation of contaminated sites between acceleration and simplification in the context of recent regulatory changes
Andrea Sconocchia, Arpa Umbria (Umbria Region - Regional Agency for the Protection of the Environment)

16.00-16.15 Waste characterisation: reading a test report and the problems it can present
Claudio Rispoli, Expert Chemist ADR

16.15-16.30 The technical procedure for extinguishing environmental fines as set out in SNPA Guidelines 38/2022
Paola Di Toppa, ISPRA (Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research)

16.30-16.45 The preparation for re-use and the administrative discipline to carry it out legitimately
Paola Ficco, Lawyer - Jurist in Environmental Law - Editor of the Magazine "Bollettino di informazione normativa”

16.45-17.00 Corporate greenwashing policies and non-financial reporting. Investigative approaches 
Massimiliano Corsano, Ten. Col. of Carabinieri - Commander of the Operational Department for Environmental Protection and Ecological Transition

17.00-17.15 The loading and unloading register and the "optional" sanction of the suspension of the administrator included 
Stefania Pallotta, Head of Legal and Environmental Unit, Metropolitan City of Venice

17.15-17.30 The environmental ruling and its value for the criminal judge
Pasquale Fimiani, Attorney General at the Supreme Court of Cassation

Conclusions

WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER
14:00 - 18:00 Biobased Industry Room
Waste Management and Valorization
Conference open to Papers
Biowaste: XXIV Conference on Composting and Anaerobic Digestion. Technical Session
Language: Italian

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee and Italian Composting Consortium

The session will give space to the presentation of research and case studies regarding issues related to the recycling of waste with an organic matrix: the topics include the characterization of the input matrices, the optimization of recycling processes from the point of view of the circular economy, use of organic fertilizers, biomethane and other products that can be generated from the valorisation of waste.

Section chairs

Massimo Centemero, Italian Composting Consortium
Alberto Confalonieri, Italian Composting Consortium

Programme to be defined

Interventions selected from Call for Papers

WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER
14:30 - 17:00 Tiglio 2 Room A6 Pav
Agri-food, Forestry and Bio-based Industry
Biorefineries for local regeneration: state of art and critical issues
Language: Italian

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee and Italian Cluster of Circular bioeconomy SPRING

Shifting from non-renewable fossil raw materials and minerals to circular bio-based production processes is essential to reach the EU’s climate targets as set out in the European Green Deal. Towards this goal multi-product biorefineries are key elements to improve the efficiency of biomass utilization and to boost resource efficiency and waste prevention, as well as recycling and circularity. According to some estimates, approximately 300 biorefineries will need to be deployed in Europe by 2030 in order to meet the growing EU market demand in this sector. The bioeconomy represents one of the most important sectors of EU intervention to stimulate growth in rural and coastal areas and for the diffusion of sustainable solutions. In recognition of the strategic value of the bioeconomy, the Council of the European Union decided to adopt the regulation establishing the Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU), one of nine European partnerships, which will succeed the BBI JU. Despite the strategic value of this sector, which is proving to be able to regenerate brownfield sites, create new jobs, and create bioproducts that do not impact ecosystems, the biobased industry is facing many challenges such as the impossibility of reusing certain waste streams, the need for significant and risky investments for the industrial scale-up, the lack of a regulatory and policy framework boosting the sector, etc. The conference aims to deepen the strengths, priorities and critical issues of the sector.

Session Chair

Mario Bonaccorso, Cluster Spring Director

Programme

14.30 Welcome
Introduction by the Chairs 

14.40 Supporting the bio-based industrial sector
Virginia Puzzolo, Head of Programme of CBE JU (TBC)
Massimiano Tellini, Global Head of Circular Economy, Intesa Sanpaolo (TBC)
Luca Bianchi, General Director Svimez (TBC)

15.10 Emerging sustainable technologies and industrial scale-up

OHOSKIN - Sustainable, vegan leather alternative from oranges and cacti
Adriana Santanucito, Ohoskin CEO (TBC)

PLANTAREI BIOTECH – Plants and food residues in cosmetics and medicines
Elena Sgaravatti, Plantarei Biotech CEO (TBC)

REWOW - baked oils into innovative materials
Antonino Biundo, Rewow Ceo (TBC)

TERRANEXT – Bioeconomy Accelerator
Enrico Noseda, Chief Innovation Advisor Cariplo Factory (TBC)

15.50 Panel Discussion: Biorefinery for local regeneration, challenges and opportunities
Andrea Lanuzza Technical Director, Gruppo CAP (TBC)
Giulio Bonazzi, Aquafil CEO (TBC)
Giacomo Rispoli Senior Executive Director Waste To Chemical Nextchem (TBC)
Giulia Gregori, Novamont Strategic Planning and Corporate Communication Manager
Stefano Carosio, Executive Director STAM (TBC)

16.30 Conclusion
Laura D'Aprile, Head of Department for Ecological Transition and Green Investments, Italian Ministry for Ecological Transition (TBC)
Alessandra Todde, Deputy Minister for Economic Development (TBC)
Luca Annibaletti, coordinator of the Business Crisis Unit, Italian Ministry of Economic Development (TBC)

WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER
15:30 - 18:00 Mimosa Room B6 Pav
Research and Innovation
Pitch session with Horizon Europe beneficiaries

Organized by: Ecomondo and Key Energy Scientific Technical Committees & European Commission

The pitch session builds up on the framework that composes the Pillar III of Horizon Europe, the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation. Pillar III focusses on supporting the development of disruptive and market-creating innovations and on enhancing European innovation ecosystems. The pitch session model echoes this strategic approach and gives the selected beneficiaries the opportunity to present their ideas in front of an expert jury and interested audience.

The companies will pitch their research and business ideas to selected experts and investors coming from the private sector. A feedback session by jury that is composed of selected experts will follow with the purpose of highlighting the added-value of the proposed solutions from a technological and business perspective. The idea is to bring scientists, managers and entrepreneurs together to discover new innovative companies in the field of green technologies. The ECOMONDO audience is also invited to join the discussion and to bring in their input.

Session Chairs

Francesco Matteucci and Marco Pantaleo, European Commission

Programme

CINEA, REA and EISMEA, three Executive Agencies of the European Commission, will invite to pitch funded SMEs and projects working on energy- and environmental-related topics and renowned investors and experts as jury members.

Each SME will pitch for 5 minutes.

10 minutes will be dedicated for feedback and discussion given by a jury composed of experts, investors and audience. 

THURSDAY 10 NOVEMBER
THURSDAY 10 NOVEMBER
09:30 - 17:00 Tiglio Room A6 Pav
Waste Management and Valorization
Conference open to Papers
Operational and assessment tools for the management of materials and energy in a circular economy
Language: Italian

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee, Italian Chemical Society – Division Environmental and Cultural Heritage Chemistry, ATIA – ISWA, Italian LCA Network – WG Waste Management and Treatment

CALL FOR PAPERS

One of the structural reforms of our Country, subsequent to the implementation of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, is the National Waste Management Programme, in the minds of Ministry seen as one of the coordination tool for territories, in order to allow them a targeted plan, based on own specific needs.

Besides the level of public policies, it is becoming more and more determinant, also for the individual companies, to verify the compliance of own activities to the principles of circular economy, to stand on the market as active players in the ecological transition and improve their competitiveness.

In this seminar, the contributions of institutions, companies, research bodies are accepted, which present more sustainable management approaches, good practices of prevention and resource savings, environmental and socio-economical assessment, in relation to different productive activities and services.

Session Chairs

Fabrizio Passarini, STC Ecomondo, Università di Bologna
Lucia Rigamonti, Politecnico di Milano
Danilo Bonato, Direttore Generale Erion

Programme

9.30-9.40 Introduction by the Chairs and a short summary on the papers presented through posters

9.40-10.25 Invited lectures

9.40-9.55 Project INTERREG "RESET - RESearch centers of Excellence in the Textile sector"
Besnik Mehmeti, Municipality of Prato (TBC)

9.55-10.10 Project LIFE "EBP - Ecofriendly multipurpose Biobased ProduSTC from municipal biowaste"
Simone Solar, Hysytech srl (TBC)

10.10-10.25 Assessment tools for company environmental performances; focus on the role of produSTC end of life
Isabella Capurso, Interseroh TSR

10.25-13.00 Presentations selected from the call for papers

13.00-14.00 Break

14.00-16.50 Presentations selected from the call for papers

16.50-17.00 Discussion and Closure by the Chairs

THURSDAY 10 NOVEMBER
10:00 - 12:30 Diotallevi 2 Room South Hall
Sustainable Remedation and Regeneration of Contaminated Sites
The States General for Soil Health - International session
Language: English

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee, European Mission A Soil Deal for Europe, Re Soil Foundation                   

According to the 'Caring for Soil is Caring for life' report published by the European Commission in 2020, 60-70% of all European soils are unhealthy due to current management practices, pollution, urbanization, and the effects of climate change: specifically, 25% of soils in southern, central, and eastern Europe are at high or very high risk of desertification, while today's rate of soil reuse is stuck at 13%.  The estimated cost associated with soil degradation in the EU exceeds 50 billion euros/year. For these reasons, the health of this valuable non-renewable resource has been identified by the European Union as one of the 5 Missions - A Soil Deal for Europe - launched by the Commission to address science and innovation towards the challenges our society is facing.   Soil becomes a key element of the Green Deal to support Europe's growth aimed at achieving zero net soil consumption by 2050. Soil protection contributes to further challenging goals such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere by 55 percent by 2030 and achieving climate neutrality by 2050. In an increasingly uncertain economic and geopolitical context, in which Europe and Italy are facing a growing scarcity of raw materials, restoring the health of our soils, curbing their degradation and consumption will be crucial to increase our self-sufficiency and support the industrial revitalization of our country and Made in Italy.  Today, in Italy, more than a quarter of the land is degraded and soil consumption causes our country to lose about 2 square meters/second. That's why the National Coordination Group for the Bioeconomy (CNBBSV) of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, which also comprises the Ministry for Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies – MIPAAF and the Ministry for Universities and Research - MUR, in collaboration with ISPRA, CREA and Re Soil Foundation (founded by University of Bologna, Coldiretti, Novamont and Turin Polytechnic), launches in Rimini the first States General for Soil Health conference, an open, shared and participatory advisory event which aims to set the course for soil regeneration, a non-renewable resource crucial to ensure life on Earth but increasingly at risk. The States General for Soil Health therefore intend to bring together the main national and international stakeholders and experts to draft a programmatic platform aimed at supporting the development of an Italian Soil Strategy, through the analysis of the environmental, economic, legislative and social scenario, of good practices and multidisciplinary and multi-actor existing projects, which are already providing answers in this direction. The States General for Soil Health will take place for the first time on 10 November 2022, with the aim of presenting the European policy framework in the morning session, and the state of the art at national level in the afternoon session.

Internationa morning session

Session Chairs

Catia Bastioli, former member of EC Mission Soil health & food, member of Re Soil Foundation
Roberto Moncalvo, President of Coldiretti Piemonte, Re Soil Foundation Board Member (TBC)

Programme

10:00 Welcome 
Catia Bastioli
Angelo Riccaboni – EC Mission Soil health & food Italian representative (TBC)

10:10 Soil strategy for 2030: Soil in the European policy framework and international agendas

The Status of soil health – FAO point of view
Lucrezia Caon – Land and Water Officer FAO (Soil Management) (TBC)

Soil in the Union for the Mediterranean
Grammenos Mastroieni - Deputy Secretary General for Energy and Climate Action, Union for the Mediterranean (TBC)

Protect soil biodiversity – where are we going
Claudia Olazabal / - Head of Unit, Natural Capital, Land use and Management, DG ENVI (TBC)

Directions for innovation in the CAP
Silvia Michelini - Head of Unit - DG Agriculture and Rural development (TBC)

11:00 Panel discussion moderated by Roberto Moncalvo

Research & innovation in agriculture: best practices and challenges

Professor Rattan Lal - School of Environment and Natural Resources (TBC)
Pedro Berliner - Emeritus Full Professor, The French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands (TBC)
Eduardo Cuoco – Director, IFOAM Organics Europe (TBC)
David Chiaramonti – Full Professor, Polytechnic University of Turin, Department of Energy, member of Re Soil Foundation

11:45 Horizon Mission Soil – The PREPSOIL project
Project coordinator (TBC)

11:55 Q&A

12:10 Closure (by the chairs)

THURSDAY 10 NOVEMBER
10:00 - 13:00 Reclaim Expo Room C3 Pav.
Sustainable Remedation and Regeneration of Contaminated Sites
Ecological transition in the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated sites in Italy
Language: Italian

Organized by: Ecomondo STC & Sapienza University of Rome, UNEM, Legambiente

Reclaim Expò continues to offer a meeting point for all those interested in the complex problem of remediation of contaminated sites at national and local level, from the institutions (Ministries, Regions, SNPA, ...) to the professional operators, which include the responsible subjects or otherwise interested in the remediation and the companies that offer services and technologies. The general framework of reference will be, once again, the sustainable management of "remediation", where the needs for the environmental remediation and those for the health safety are combined with acceptable costs for remediation and the economic recovery of the reclaimed areas. This year, particular attention will be given to the concept of “ecological transition” applied to the remediation of polluted sites, also with reference to the possibility offered by the PNRR.
Some introductory reports will be provided by invitation, by the Administration or Public Institutions considering the community guidelines for the transition to the circular economy. A round table will follow with the possibility of interaction with the public.

Session Chairs

Marco Petrangeli Papini, Sapienza University of Rome
Donatella Giacopetti, Unem (Energies for Mobility Union)
Giorgio Zampetti, Legambiente (Italian environmental association)

Programme

10.00-10.15 Greetings and introduction by the session presidents

10.15-10.30 PNRR and opportunities in the recovery of orphan sites
Maria Sicari, General Director of ISPRA (Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research) (TBC)

10.30-10.45 The scientific research for the development of sustainable remediation processes
Marco Petrangeli Papini, Sapienza University of Rome

10.45-11.00 The ecological transition and investment: industry proposals for sustainable development
Marco Ravazzolo, Confindustria (General Confederation of Italian Industry)

11.00-11.15 Transparency of procedures as a tool for accelerating the recovery processes of polluted areas
Stefano Ciafani, Legambiente (Italian environmental association) (TBC)

11.15-11.30 The new constitutional protection of the environment
Pasquale Fimiani, Attorney General at the Court of Cassation (TBC)

11.30-12.50 Round table with:
Legambiente, trade associations, client companies, environmental operators, Italian Ministry for Ecological Transition and ISPRA (Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research) / SNPA (National System for Environment Protection) representative

12.50-13.00 Conclusions
 

THURSDAY 10 NOVEMBER
10:00 - 13:30 Neri 1 Room South Hall
Policies and Regulations
End of Waste, a key passage in the Circular Economy
Language: Italian

Organized by: Ecomondo STC & ISPRA (Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research)

End of Waste is a key link in the implementation of Circular Economy principles in waste management. Decree Law No. 77 of 31 May 2021, converted into Law No. 108 of 29 July 2021, again amended Article 184 ter of Legislative Decree No. 152/2006 introducing the mandatory and binding opinion of ISPRA, or the regional environmental protection agency with territorial jurisdiction in the authorization procedures on a case-by-case basis. The day represents an opportunity to provide ad update on the various technical and legal aspects of the application of the regulation.

Session Chair

Valeria Frittelloni, Ecomondo STC and Director of the National Centre of Waste and Circular Economy, ISPRA (Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research)

Programme

10.00-10.15 Institutional greetings

10.15-10.35 Introduction
Marco Lupo, General Director of ARPA Lazio Region (Regional Agency for the Protection of the Environment) and Vice President SNPA (Italian National System for Environmental Protection)

10.35-10.55 National legislation framework
Maddalena Mattei Gentili, Directorate General Circular Economy, Italian Ministry for Ecological Transition

10.55-11.15 Updating the SNPA Guideline on the End of Waste Status
Francesca Minniti, ISPRA (Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research)

11.15-11.35 Legal aspects of the SNPA guidelines
Giuseppe Battarino, Magistrate Consultant of the Bicameral Commission on illegal activities related to the waste cycle

11.35-11.55 Assessment of health aspects in the EoW requirements
Federica Scaini, National Institute of Health

11.55-12.15 ARPA Piemonte's inspection activities
Elena Foddanu, ARPA Piemonte (Regional Agency for the Protection of the Environment)

12.15-12.35 Case by case authorisations – represented by the Italian Regions

12.35-13.00 Conclusions by the Chair

THURSDAY 10 NOVEMBER
10:00 - 17:30 Global Water Expo Room
Water Management and Valorization
Conference open to Papers
Water Project Europe - Challenges and eco-innovation actions addressing water scarcity and drought in Mediterranean countries
Language: English

Organized by: Ecomondo STC & Water Europe

CALL FOR PAPERS

The degree of water scarcity and its political, economic and social implications are felt much more severely in regions like the Mediterranean, where climate change is coming at a very high pace. In the last 50 years, the total water demand has doubled as a result of demographic pressure and from the development of water-intensive activities, such as tourism and manufacturing. Water quantity and quality challenges together with proper strategies for integrated water management, considering irrigation, energy production, and domestic and industrial use, need to be properly addressed. International collaboration and innovation actions are preferable mechanism to tackle these challenges from technical and socio-economic point of view. In the morning this workshop will gather the final main results of relevant EU-funded projeSTC which developed and validated demonstrative and full scale solutions. In the afternoon, industrial case studies for alternative water sources and risk management will be presented


MORNING SESSION

Session Chairs

Evdokia Achilleos, European Commission
Andrea Rubini, Water Europe and STC Ecomondo

Programme

10.00 Introduction by the Chairs

10.10-10.25 Evdokia Achilleos, European Commission

10.25-10.40 European guidelines on water reuse and risk management planning
Representative of JRC, European Commission

10.40-11.40 Horizon2020 HYDROUSA final short workshop
Simos Malamis, National Technical University of Athens
Speaker from HYDROUSA consortium

11.40-12.40 PRIMA FIT4REUSE and DSWAP final short workshop
Attilio Toscano, Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna
Speaker from FIT4REUSE consortium

12.40-13.20 Horizon2020 DIGITAL WATER CITY final short workshop
Nicolas Caradot, Berlin Competence for Water
Speaker from DWC consortium

13.20-13.30 Discussion and Closure (by the chairs)


AFTERNOON SESSION

Session Chairs

Francesco Fatone, Ecomondo STC and Marche Polytechnic University
Attilio Toscano, Ecomondo STC and University of Bologna

14.00-17.20 Call for papers open for:

- Planning and programming of alternative water sources in regions and territories
- Case studies on water reuse and risk management planning
- Agricultural water management

17.20-17.30 Discussion and Closure by the chairs

THURSDAY 10 NOVEMBER
14:00 - 15:15 Innovation Arena - South Hall
Research and Innovation
EU funding for green projects – a world of possibilities
Language: English

Organized by: Ecomondo and Key Energy Scientific Technical Committee and the European Commission                              

In the workshop, European Commission representatives will present the European Innovation Council (EIC), the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) and the European Research Executive Agency (REA), as well as their 2022 Work Programmes and thematic funding calls.

Session Chairs 

European Commission (EIC-CINEA-REA) representatives

Programme

14.00 Introduction
Fabio Fava, University of Bologna & President of Ecomondo STC
 

The European Innovation Council and the EIC 2022 WP
Francesco Matteucci, EIC Programme Manager (TBC)

The European Innovation Council (EIC) is Europe’s flagship innovation programme. It aims at identifying, developing and scaling up breakthrough technologies and game changing innovations with the potential to scale up internationally and become market leaders. The EIC supports all stages of innovation, from research and development on the scientific underpinnings of breakthrough technologies, to validation and demonstration of breakthrough technologies and innovations to meet real world needs, to the development and scaling up of start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) applying an hands-on content wise approach. The EIC provides funding through both open and challenge-based calls that in EIC WP2022 cover, amongst others, green topics such as long-term energy storage, carbon capture and utilization (CCU) or hard to abate industries decarbonisation.The EIC has been established under the EU Horizon Europe programme and operates on a budget of €10.1 billion for the 2021 – 2027 period.


The European Climate, Environment and Infrastructure Executive Agency (CINEA) and its EU funding programmes for transport, energy, climate action, environment and maritime fisheries and aquaculture
Angelo Salsi, Head of Department, CINEA (TBC)

The European Climate, Environment and Infrastructure Executive Agency (CINEA) has been established by the European Commission to implement parts of EU funding programmes for transport, energy, climate action, environment and maritime fisheries and aquaculture. The Agency has a key role in supporting the European Green Deal – one of the European Commission’s main strategic priorities.
CINEA aims to support its beneficiaries, establish strong partnerships, deliver high-quality programme and project management, foster effective knowledge sharing and create synergies between programmes - to support a sustainable, connected, and decarbonised Europe. The Agency manages 7 EU Programmes worth around €55 billion: Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), Horizon Europe, LIFE programme, European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF), Innovation Fund, EU Renewable Energy Financing Mechanism and Just Transition Mechanism.


The European Research Executive Agency (REA) and Horizon Europe’s Cluster 6
REA Representative (TBC)

Mandated by the European Commission to support the EU Research and Innovation policy, the European Research Executive Agency (REA) funds high-quality research and innovation projeSTC that generate knowledge for the benefit of society. REA’s mission is to help build a greener Europe with prosperous, inclusive societies and economies that take full advantage of the digital age. REA manages the following EU programmes (or parts thereof): Horizon Europe, Horizon 2020, Research Fund for Coal and Steel and Promotion of agricultural produSTC. REA’s presentation will focus on the Cluster 6 of Pillar 2 of Horizon Europe, which is about “Food, bioeconomy, natural resources, agriculture and environment” (budget of €7.4 billion for the 2021 – 2027 period).

Discussion
Fabio Fava, Francesco Matteucci (TBC), Angelo Salsi (TBC), REA Representative (TBC)

15.10 Closure by the chairs

THURSDAY 10 NOVEMBER
14:00 - 17:30 Neri 1 Room South Hall
Circular Economy Value Chains
Critical raw materials: national table, strategy, developments and prospects
Language: Italian

Organized by: Italian Ministry of Economic Development (DGPIIPMI), Italian Ministry for Ecological Transition, ENEA, National Critical Raw Materials Table

The policies for the Critical Raw Materials have assumed a more strategic and central role recently. As a direct consequence, the National Table “Critical Raw Materials” was launched with the objective of enhancing the coordination about the topic. Moreover, it fosters planning in terms of sustainability and circularity of Critical Raw Materials’ supply with the aim of achieving the creation of normative, economic and market conditions through the involvement of institutions, trade associations, research institutes and industry consortia. Nowadays, the Table aims at mapping the Italian needs of Critical Raw Materials, by integrating data with the availability of Critical Raw Materials, then using the resulting information as a basis for the definition of a national strategy for Critical Raw Materials.
In this regard, on January 2022 four Technical Working Groups were created, each one related to a specific domain, with the purpose of putting in place a far-sighted system of supply and demand for each sector and geographical area. More in detail, the Working Group 1 called “Needs Analysis”, and coordinated by Confindustria, engages in the evaluation of the future needs of the Critical Raw Materials at the Italian and European level. It analyses particularly the gap between supply and demand in order to achieve a proper planning of the solutions to cope with possible future difficult scenarios. The Working Group 2 “Mining” is coordinated by ISPRA and deals with the identification of the potentialities of the primary and secondary mining activities to achieve sustainable mining activities in Italy, and the collection of Raw Materials from abandoned sites and mineral waste. The Working Group 3 “Eco-design” coordinated by ENEA, wants to engage in the analysis of the opportunities derived by eco-design to reduce the demand for Critical Raw Materials. The Working Group 4 is defined “Urban Mining” and focuses on WEEE. It contributes through the offer of normative proposals for the simplification of waste collection from produSTC at the end of their life-span, following the analysis for the best practices at the European and global level.
The seminar aims at analysing the progress of the Working groups and discusses such crucial themes with some of the main actors on the Italian productive system which are also involved in the green supply chain.

Session Chairs

Representative of Italian Ministry of Economic Development
Claudia Brunori, ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development)

Programme

14.00-14.40 Introduction – National Critical Raw Materials Table
Giacomo Vigna, Directorate General for Industrial Policy Innovation and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Italian Ministry of Economic Development
Representative of Italian Ministry for Ecological Transition (TBC)

14.40-15.00 GdL 1: supply and demand analysis: status update
Marco Ravazzolo, Confindustria (General Confederation of Italian Industry)

15.00-15.20 GdL 2: the national mineral potential
Fiorenzo Fumanti, ISPRA (Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research)

15.20-15.40 GdL3: Ecodesigned, status update e next steps
Roberta De Carolis, ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development)

15.40-16.00 GdL 4: Urban mining status update e next steps
Federica Forte, ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development)

16.00-17.15 Round table
Moderated by: Claudia Brunori, ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development)

Batteries (FAAM) – Dott. Federico Vitali
Metallurgy (CUMDI) – Dott. Fausto Pizzoni
WEEE recovery - (ENEL)
Phosphorus platform
Geothermics (Energia Minerals) – Dott. Marcello De Angelis

17.15-17.30 Q&A

17.30 End of works

THURSDAY 10 NOVEMBER
14:00 - 18:00 Ravezzi 2 South Hall
Financing, Education and Communication
Women entrepreneurship in green tech
Language: English

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee & APRE
 

The workshop “Women entrepreneurship Green tech” aims at raising awareness regarding the policies and support measures put in place to strengthen the presence of women in leading enterprises in the green tech sector, that encompasses a wide area of scientific research, including energy, atmospheric science, agriculture, material science, and hydrology. While the female employment rate has increased to 67.3% (Eurostat, 2020), just 34.4% of the self-employed are women, 31% of those working as start-up entrepreneurs (Female entrepreneurs – women in enterprises: Motivation, work-life balance, challenges, 2017). Data shows that women continue to be under-represented among Doctoral graduates in the majority of narrow STEM fields (She figures, 2021). Therefore, less women are employed in STEM work’s fields after the cycle of studies. However there are lots of networks and initiatives that boost women’s presence in those sectors. This workshop will be the opportunity to show and engage projects, people and actions towards a more strong presence of women in the green tech sectors.

Programme

14.00-14.15 Introduction
Maria da Graça Carvalho, European Parliament

SESSION 1 – Voices and policies

14.15-14.25 Energy and gender: a critical issue in energy sector employment and energy access
Katharina Habersbrunner  (WECF) (TBC)

14.25-14.35 Increase the promotion of women in the field of clean energy. The International C3E Initiative
Tania Giuffrida (ENEA/C3E International) (TBC)

14.35-14.45 Promote gender-sensitive action around the energy transition. The Global Women’s Network for the Energy Bio-based sector          
Christine Lins (GWNET)

14.45-14.55 The empowerment of women entrepreneurs’ mission of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)  
Anna Clark (President Women@EIT)

14.55-15.05 EEN – Women Entrepreneurship Sector Group
Idaira Robayna Alfonso (EISMEA)

BREAK – 15 minutes

SESSION 2 – Methodologies to support women in the green tech sector

15.30-15.45 Introduction
Luisa Prista

15.45-15.55 Women wanted 2021: W4RES open call to support projects lead by women in the RHC sector
Despoina Ntagiakou (Steinbeis)

15.55-16.05 EIC Funding opportunities for women’s entrepreneurs in energy tech sectors
Stefania Marassi (APRE)

16.05-16.15 InspiringFifty - increase diversity in tech by making women role models more visible
Kathy Vredevelt (Inspiring Fifty)

BREAK – 15 minutes

SESSION 3 – Success cases

16.30-16.45 Introduction
Serena Fabbrini, APRE

16.45-16.55 Fostering urban transition via effective energy efficiency plans in social housing: the H2020 project SUPER-I
Paola Zerrilli (University of York)

16.55-17.05 Women TechEU: Supporting deep-tech start-ups led by women - the case of Splastica     
Emanuela Gatto (Tor Vergata)

17.05-17.15 EIT Woman Award winner
TBC

17.15-17.25 From milk waste to new textile: Duedilatte project
Antonella Bellina, Ceo and Founder Duedilatte (TBC)

17.25-17.35 Wsense: underwater monitoring and communication systems
Chiara Petrioli (Founder & CTO, Wsense SRL)

17.35-17.45 EIC Women Leadership Programme
Alessandra Balduini (TBC)

17.45-18.00 Closing      
Luisa Prista e Serena Fabbrini (APRE)
 

THURSDAY 10 NOVEMBER
14:30 - 17:00 Reclaim Expo Room C3 Pav.
Sustainable Remedation and Regeneration of Contaminated Sites
Conference open to Papers
Sustainable strategies for the remediation of polluted sites: virtuous examples and recent developments in national and international applied research
Language: Italian

Organized by: Ecomondo STC & Sapienza Università di Roma, UNEM, Legambiente

CALL FOR PAPERS

The conference will be more specifically dedicated to the remediation technologies, with case studies that highlight their actual extent and their limits. The interventions will be fully selected by the call for papers. In recent years, scientific research has allowed significant improvement both in the understanding of the dynamics of contamination and in the development of appropriate technologies for the characterization and remediation of polluted sites. There are notable developments in the field of "sustainable" remediation technologies, a term which in the case of remediation often coincides with that of "effective".

Session Chairs

Marco Petrangeli Papini, Sapienza University of Rome
Donatella Giacopetti, Unem (Energies for Mobility Union)
Giorgio Zampetti, Legambiente (Italian environmental association)

Programme

Interventions selected from the call for papers.

14.30-14.45 Greetings and introduction by the session presidents

14.45-16.45 Speeches from the Call for Papers

16.45-17.00 Debate and conclusions

THURSDAY 10 NOVEMBER
14:30 - 17:30 Diotallevi 2 Room South Hall
Sustainable Remedation and Regeneration of Contaminated Sites
The States General for Soil Health - National session
Language: Italian

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee, European Mission A Soil Deal for Europe, Re Soil Foundation                   
    According to the 'Caring for Soil is Caring for life' report published by the European Commission in 2020, 60-70% of all European soils are unhealthy due to current management practices, pollution, urbanization, and the effects of climate change: specifically, 25% of soils in southern, central, and eastern Europe are at high or very high risk of desertification, while today's rate of soil reuse is stuck at 13%.  The estimated cost associated with soil degradation in the EU exceeds 50 billion euros/year. For these reasons, the health of this valuable non-renewable resource has been identified by the European Union as one of the 5 Missions - A Soil Deal for Europe - launched by the Commission to address science and innovation towards the challenges our society is facing.   Soil becomes a key element of the Green Deal to support Europe's growth aimed at achieving zero net soil consumption by 2050. Soil protection contributes to further challenging goals such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere by 55 percent by 2030 and achieving climate neutrality by 2050. In an increasingly uncertain economic and geopolitical context, in which Europe and Italy are facing a growing scarcity of raw materials, restoring the health of our soils, curbing their degradation and consumption will be crucial to increase our self-sufficiency and support the industrial revitalization of our country and Made in Italy.  Today, in Italy, more than a quarter of the land is degraded and soil consumption causes our country to lose about 2 square meters/second. That's why the National Coordination Group for the Bioeconomy (CNBBSV) of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, which also comprises the Ministry for Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies – MIPAAF and the Ministry for Universities and Research - MUR, in collaboration with ISPRA, CREA and Re Soil Foundation (founded by University of Bologna, Coldiretti, Novamont and Turin Polytechnic), launches in Rimini the first States General for Soil Health conference, an open, shared and participatory advisory event which aims to set the course for soil regeneration, a non-renewable resource crucial to ensure life on Earth but increasingly at risk. The States General for Soil Health therefore intend to bring together the main national and international stakeholders and experts to draft a programmatic platform aimed at supporting the development of an Italian Soil Strategy, through the analysis of the environmental, economic, legislative and social scenario, of good practices and multidisciplinary and multi-actor existing projects, which are already providing answers in this direction. The States General for Soil Health will take place for the first time on 10 November 2022, with the aim of presenting the European policy framework in the morning session, and the state of the art at national level in the afternoon session.

Session Chairs

Sonia Filippazzi, Environmental journalist, RAI - Radiotelevisione italiana (TBC)
Anna Luise, DG GLO, ISPRA (Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research)

Programme

14:30 Welcome
Sonia Filippazzi - Environmental journalist, RAI (TBC)
Anna Luise – DG GLO, ISPRA

14:50 The Status of soil in Italy

Soil consumption and degradation in Italy
Michele Munafò – SINA Manager, ISPRA

15.10 The Italian policy framework

How to put soil at the core of the ecological transition
Laura D'Aprile - Ecological transition and green investments department (TBC)

Actions for Soil protection included in the CAP Strategic Plan
MIPAAF representative

Address the topic at the Regional level
Francesca Assennato - ISPRA

15:50 Panel discussion – the associations’ voice

Maria Letizia Gardoni – President, Coldiretti Bio
Massimo Centemero – Director, Consorzio Italiano Compostatori
Piero Gattoni – President, Consorzio Italiano Biogas

16:20 Restarting with research and education

The Soil Hub project
Roberta Farina – Researcher, CREA

The Italian Lighthouse Farms network
Sara Guerrini – Agronomist, Re Soil

Dissemination and education activities
Representative of the Education and dissamination activities committee (SISS, SIPe, Re Soil Foundation)

17:00 The importance of research and funding for soil protection and regeneration: what more could be done?

Introduction: Walter Ganapini, Re Soil Foundation TSC President

MIPAAF e MUR Representatives

17:20 Conclusions 

FRIDAY 11 NOVEMBER
FRIDAY 11 NOVEMBER
09:30 - 13:15 Global Water Expo Room
Policies and Regulations
Water-smart Governance and Regulation - Taxonomy and innovation based regulation for decarbonisation in water sector: opportunities and limits
Language: Italian

Organized by: Ecomondo STC & ARERA, UTILITALIA and REF Ricerche Laboratory                                     

The EU taxonomy and proper water regulatory framework could play an important role helping the EU scale up sustainable investment and implement innovations to achieve the European green deal targets. The Do No Significant Harm principle (DNSH) is also central in in national NRRPs, which may not cause any significant harm to the environment. In Italy water regulation has already provided significant progress towards technical, economic and environmental sustainability. Further steps have been considered even to support the successful implementation of measures to achieve the Green Deal objective. By dialogue with water authorities, industries and utilities, the workshop will provide state of the art and future steps to optimize water governance.

Session Chairs

Andrea Guerrini, Ecomondo STC and ARERA (Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and Environment)

Programme

9.30-10.00 Registration Desk

10.00-10.10 Opening address
Andrea Guerrini, ARERA (Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and Environment)

10.10-10.30 Effect of UE Taxonomy: case studies and inter-links with ARERA regulations for decarbonization
Samir Traini, REF Ricerche

10.30-10.50 Road map, drivers and solutions for climate smart water utilities
Francesco Fatone, Marche Polytechnic University

10.50-11.10 Governance and regulation for wastewater reuse
Tania Tellini, Utilitalia (Italian federation of energy, water and environmental services) and ANBI (National Association of Consortia for the Management and Protection of Land and Irrigated Waters)

11.20-13.00 Panel Discussion
Moderated by Donato Berardi, REF Ricerche
Speakers from different Multi-utilities (TBD)

13.00-13.15 Discussion and Closure
Andrea Guerrini, ARERA (Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and Environment)

FRIDAY 11 NOVEMBER
10:00 - 13:00 Diotallevi 1 Room South Hall
Blue Economy
The BlueMed Pilot healthy plastics-free Mediterranean sea and the EU Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030
Language: English

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee, BlueMed GSOs, Federchimica-PlasticsEurope Italia, Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR), National Research Council of Italy (CNR)

The Mission Restore our Oceans and Waters by 2030 provides a holistic and coherent framework for developing a systemic approach to the reduction of marine litter in the hydrosphere of the Mediterranean Sea (MED). This can be achieved by structuring and connecting the relevant existing initiatives and exploiting the R&I and policy knowledge generated by the funded projeSTC on the MED decontamination from marine litter. A special role with this respect can be played by the 9 national hubs of the BLUEMED Pilot Plastics free healthy MED but they need to be better structured in their territories, interconnected among them and with the wide community of the plastic producing and transforming operators of the MED basin. Mediterranean regions can benefit from synergies by engaging regions’ network and mobilising stakeholders to cooperate across their territories facilitating the process by promoting alignment of policies and by also supporting internationalization of financing. This event, jointly organized by the Euro-Mediterranean Group of 16 Senior Officials of BlueMed Initiative (www.bluemed-initiative.eu), Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) and Federchimica-PlasticsEurope Italia, aims at creating the bordering conditions for the implementation of such a MED innovation ecosystem with a core role in the effective deployment of Mission Implementation Charter and piloting of the Mission objectives for the MED by 2030.

Session Chairs

Representative of Federchimica-PlasticsEurope Italia
Chairs of BlueMed GSO
Representative of Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR)

Programme

10.00-10.15 Introduction by the Chairs

10.15-10.30 The Mission priorities for the Mediterranean basin: challenges and opportunities for a systemic change
Representative of European Commission (TBC)

10.30-11.15 The BlueMed Pilot: status of implementation and main achievements
Chair: Representative BlueMed GSO
Roundtable: Status of implementation of the BLUEMED national hubs of the Pilot healthy plastics-free Mediterranean sea and road maps for their structuring

11.15-12.00 Roundtable: Role of the Plastic Industrial Associations of the Mediterranean Basin in the BLUEMED national hub structuring and implementation
Chair: Federchimica-PlasticsEurope Italia

12.00-12.45 Many actors, one ecosystem and roadmap: the Mediterranean Lighthouse
Chair: Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR)

12.45-13.00 Q&A session

13.00 Discussion and Closure Targeting 2030 and beyond
The conference chairs

FRIDAY 11 NOVEMBER
10:00 - 13:30 Biobased Industry Room
Agri-food, Forestry and Bio-based Industry
Conference open to Papers
New frontiers for forestry chains: policies and governance to give value to a strategic resource for the Country
Language: Italian

Organized by: Ecomondo STC & Confagricoltura, Tuscia University, University of Molise

CALL FOR PAPERS

The last year and a half saw the publication of the European forest strategy and immediately after that of the national one, highlighting how the political context is increasingly attentive to the enhancement of forest resources, wood production and the effeSTC of the sector in the climatic, economic and social fields. In the last period, the rapid changes in the international geopolitical framework are driving new economic scenarios and development opportunities for the forestry sector, which is once again central to the self-procurement strategies of raw materials of individual countries. In this context, the development of a real forest bioeconomy can be the pivot to start the establishment of competitive, cohesive and innovative supply chains that produce at the same time renewable produSTC and ecological benefits, capable of guaranteeing permanence in rural and mountain areas, as well as ecosystem services of great value for city inhabitants.

Session Chairs

Marco Marchetti, University of Molise
Enrico Allasia, President of Confagricoltura (General Confederation of Italian Agriculture) Federation of forest resources and wood

Programme

10.00 Introduction
Marco Marchetti, University of Molise

10.20 The national forestry strategy and economic support to the sector
Alessandra Stefani, General Director, Forestry Department, Italian Ministry of Agrifood and Forestry Policies

10.40 A frame that is changing
Davide Pettenella, Tesaf Padova University

11.00 Forestry Bioeconomy and circular economy
Representative of European Forest Institute (TBD)

11.20 The word to forestry owner
Representative of The Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF) (TBC)
Enrico Allasia, President of Confagricoltura Federation of forest resources and wood

11.40 Case studies of packaging supply chains, panels, building, paper, energy, furniture
Speaker from FederlegnoArredo (Federation of forest resources and wood) (TBC)
Speaker from Assocarta (TBC)

12.20 A look at the innovative supply chains (textile, paints, etc.)
Speakers (TBD)

12.40 Speeches from the Call for Papers

13.30 Conclusions