Palinsesto Convegnistico
  • Martedì 7 Novembre 2023
  • 09:30 - 17:30
  • Memo
  • Sala Tiglio pad. A6
  • inglese
  • a cura di Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee & Italian Chemical Society – Division Environmental and Cultural Heritage Chemistry, ATIA (Association of Italian Environmental Technicians) – ISWA (International Solid Waste Association)
  • with speeches and posters from the Call for Papers 2023

According to the last estimates of European Commission, an average European generates about 5 tonnes of waste every year, only 38% of which is recycled. Despite good performances of some European Countries, other territories show a significant lag in the approach to European targets of circular economy, still sending into landfills even more than 60% of the waste they generate. Besides an improved effort in national policies and management initiatives, a fundamental push could come from technological advancements, which could increase the worth of disposed discards, retrieve secondary products and attain a better energy balance. These results would lead Europe to lower the recourse to landfill and provide valuable raw materials reducing the dependence from other Countries and reducing the circularity gap.

Session Chairs

Fabrizio Passarini, University of Bologna
Andrea Eleuteri, ATIA (Association of Italian Environmental Technicians) – ISWA (International Solid Waste Association)


9.30-9.45 Introduction by the Chairs

Invited lectures

9.45-10.00 Project “upPE-T” - Upcycling of PE and PET wastes to generate biodegradable bioplastics for food and drink packaging
Marianna Faraldi (Tecnoalimenti)

10.00-10.15 Project “NEW-RE”: technologies for neodymium recovery from permanent magnets
Viola Corbellini (ERION)

10.15-10.30 CISUFLO: CIrcular SUstainable FLOor coverings
Guy Buyle, Ine De Vilder (Centexbel), Guy Verrue, Jane Gardner (EUFCA), Marco de la Feld, Antonietta Pizza, Carminia Landolfo (ENCO srl), Ansgar Paschen, Christiane Finetti (TFI), Claudio Mammino (RINA-C)

10.30-10.45 ReActiv, a win-win scenario between Aluminium and Cement industries
Frédérique Ferey (Holcim Innovation Center, France)

10.45-11.00 European Innovation Council (EIC) approach toward waste treatment and resources recovery
Johannes Buenz, Francesco Matteucci, Marco Rubinato (European Commission, European Innovation Council and Small Medium enterprises Executive Agency)

Speeches selected from the Call for Papers

11.00-11.15 Mediterranean Dialogue for Waste Management Governance: the MED4WASTE project
Aleix Valls Sanchez, Mercè Boy Roura (Universitat Central de Catalunya), Lara Panzani (COSPE ONLUS)

11.15-11.30 FRONTSH1P – A FRONTrunner approach to Systemic circular, Holistic & Inclusive solutions for a New Paradigm of territorial circular economy
Maria Teresa Scrivani, Alice Yasmeen Bettozzi, Maria Rosa Contardi (Proplast)

11.30-11.45 Enhancing material and energy recovery through industrial symbiosis in South Europe
Giuseppe Mancini, Luigi Gurreri (University of Catania), Lidia Lombardi (Niccolò Cusano University), Antonella Luciano (ENEA), David Bolzonella (University of Verona), Debora Fino (Polytechnic of Turin)

11.45-12.00 Production of biobased fertilizers from cattle manure by thermo-catalytic reforming with integrated ammonia recovery
Sophie Schönfeld, Christopher Kick (Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT)

12.00-12.15 Ammonia as Energy Carrier: a Circular Model from Sewage Sludge to White Hydrogen
Lucia Zanetti (HBI srl, CNR, Università di Padova), Marta Maria Natile (CNR, Università di Padova), Daniele Basso, Francesco Longobardo, Valentina Favaron, Federica Bellunato, Antonio Blanco, Gabriele Mazzoletti, Renato Pavanetto (HBI srl), Enrico Verlato (CNR)

12.15-12.30 CROSS-LIFE: poly(vinyl acetate-co-crotonic acid) from bio-based synthesis - preliminary LCA results
Luca Ciacci, Cristian Torri, Chiara Samorì, Ivano Vassura (University of Bologna)

12.30-12.45 Biomasses and their application in the transport sector, in the ecological transition from oil to electric sources. Experiences and perspectives
Fabio Ermolli (RACO srl)

12.45-13.00 PYROCO2: Demonstrating sustainable value creation from industrial CO2 by its thermophilic microbial conversion into acetone
Anna Franciosini, Carlo Alberto Oppici (Ciaotech srl)

13.00-14.00 Break

14.00-14.15 How to add value to a by-product of the food industry and recover its waste: the leather and the circularity of the tanning industry
Elisabetta Scaglia (UNIC - Concerie Italiane)

14.15-14.30 Novel recycling processes for the recovery of materials from multi-component products by selective dissolution using bio-based solvents
Prof. Martino Colonna (RE-SPORT srl & University of Bologna)

14.30-14.45 Supporting the circular economy EC through the the S4 on a regional level
Uxue Itoiz Mariñelarena, Energy Transition, Strategic Projects and S4 General Director. Government of Navarra

14.45-15.00 The circularity of geomaterials and their scraps for a sustainable building (from the roof to the foundation)
Fabiana Altimari, Fernanda Andreola, Isabella Lancellotti, Luisa Barbieri (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), Riccardo Billi, Bruno Maggi (EuroPomice srl)

15.15-15.30 Photovoltaic panels recycling to create silicon value chain: Parsival Project
Pietrogiovanni Cerchier, Francesco Miserocchi, Luc Federzoni (CEA), Maria Lucia Protopapa (ENEA), Santiago Rosado, Lidia Gullon Corral (Fundación Gómez Pardo), Leticia Presa (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), Jan Philipp Mai (NorcSi), Julian Pudack, Lars Krüger (JPM Silicon), Silvia Rizzato (University of Salento), Luca Pezzato, Katya Brunellil (University of Padova).

15.30-15.45 Current treatment chain and innovative recovery techniques for Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment
A. Fiorente, G. D'Agostino, A. Petrella, S. De Gisi, F. Todaro, M. Notarnicola (Polytechnic University of Bari) , C. Natuzzi (Kyma Ambiente)

15.45-16.00 Energy recovery from waste treatment: a case study from the metal refining sector
Lorenzo Romualdi (Valmet SpA)

16.00-16.15 Waste water recovery from industrial chemical cleaning and circular economy
Giuseppe Rossetti (World Chem Service srl)

16.15-16.30 Safety considerations in waste treatment for the biogas production
Romualdo Marrazzo (ISPRA), Cosetta Mazzini (ARPAE)

16.30-16.45 Recovering the non-recyclable: the Integrated Resource-Recovery Facility
Charoula Melliou (ESWET)

16.45-17.00 Waste-to-Energy -- A Vital Component to a Circular Economy
Giovanni Lucioni, Ingo Zorbach (Babcock & Wilcox)


1. CABI System as a contribution to the digital transition of Cascais Ambiente
Luís Capão, Rui Castelhano, Nuno Pedroso, Vitor Lampreia, Paulo Leal, Vera Melo (EMAC – Empresa Municipal de Ambiente de Cascais, E.M., S.A.)

2. Unlocking the potential of black mass derived from hydrometallurgical extraction of metals from LIB recycling, for wastewater treatment
Premathilake D.S., Vaccari M., Colombi F. (University of Brescia), Botelho Junior A.B., Tenorio J., Espinosa D.(University of Sao Paolo)

3. GLycerol to Aviation and Marine prOducts with sUstainable Recycling
Anna Franciosini (Ciaotech srl)

4. FlAgship demonstration of industrial scale production of nutrient Resources from Mealworms to develop a bioeconomY New Generation
Anna Franciosini, Patrizia Circelli (Ciaotech srl)

5. Geomaterials from quarry byproducts for the sustainable production of zinc fertilizers
Galamini G., Malferrari D., Orlandi S., Barbieri L. (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), Maggi B. (Europomice s.r.l.)

6. Circular business model in the textile sector
C. Mazziotti, M. Mari, A. Macagnano (CNR)

7. Valorization of recycled HIPS from waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) fridges with food grade TPEs
Joonas Mikkonen, Anna Tenhunen-Lunkka, Jani Pelto (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.)

8. The Green3D: from plastic waste to new products
Rocco Lagioia, Pablo Martinez, Antonio Buonocore, Mireia Martinez, Rick Pizzoli, Fabio Montinari, Rafael Millan, Mattia Gianvincenzi, Elisa Marcelli, Martina Calò (Green3D)

9. Circular Economy: metals and plastics
Giovanni Zucchi (Ateco), Oksana Oboronova (Proecologia)

10. The communication plan in the process of separate collection in the City of Avola
Mangiagli Sebastiano (ITI “E. Fermi”, Siracusa)

11. Approaches for the Removal of Emerging Contaminants: Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
Ghulam Sarwar Soomro(University of Eastern Piedmont & University of Padova), Enrico Boccaleri (University of Eastern Piedmont), Eleonora Longo, Alice Zenone (Gruppo Marazzato)

12. Alkali-activated mortars from dredging sludges. Experimental mix-design and tests for the prototyping of sustainable building products
Federico Vecchio, Marco Zerbinatti (Politecnico di Torino), Eleonora Longo (Gruppo Marazzato)

13. Digitalization and environmental sustainability in the Waste to Energy of special waste
Giuseppe Amara, Giovanni Amara, Alessandro Mirona (GE.S.P.I. srl), Agata Matarazzo, Sergio Arfò (University of Catania)

14. Characterisation of a phosphorylated used cardboard fiber for passive treatment of metals in groundwater
Stéphany Gagnon-Poirier, Gérald J. Zagury, Benoît Courcelles (Polytechnique Montréal), Thomas Robert (TechnoRem Inc.)

15. The closing of the circle "EMER": one waste catalyzes the treatment of another
M. Casadei, F. Capoti, M. Ferraglio, G. Rissone (Iride Acque)

16. SYMSITES: Industrial-urban symbiosis for a  new European approach towards circular and regenerative bioeconomy
Perucca Massimo, Di Francesco Lavinia, Costamagna Mattia (Project Hub 360), Yavnieli Ben (AGRA Consulting & Planning ltd)

17. Novel cationic polysaccharide formulations for municipal sludge dewatering
J.Touronen, M.Recktenwald, J.Nikkarinen, B.Sluijter, J.Ahlgren (Kemira Oyj), P.Aubeuf-Prieur, J.C.Ades (Kemira Chimie SASU), R.van Rossum (Kemira Rotterdam B.V.)

18. Application of the circular economy model to leather tannery waste
B.M. Bresolin, M. Nogarole, R. Mascolo, Andrea Sarnataro, Claudia Florio (Stazione Sperimentale per l’industria delle pelli e delle materie concianti S.r.l.)

19. From waste to profit: maximizing textile circularity with design for disassembly. a Life Cycle Cost analysis by Resortecs
Rawaa Ammar, Cedric Vanhoeck, Christophe Berlo, Davidson Leite (Resortecs).

20. Closing the Loop: A Comprehensive Valorization Strategy for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Waste Management
C. Notarangelo (University of Bologna), G. Magrini (Newster System S.r.L.)

21. On Social Life Cycle Assessment (S-LCA) in healthcare waste management: a scoping review
Chiara Notarangelo (University of Bologna)

22. Enhancing Soil health and Nutrient Circularity: Hints from the AlgaeBrew Project
Natasha Waris, Martina Coletta, Marco Monticelli, Giovanni Caprioli, Marco Cespi, Elena Vittadini, Antonietta La Terza (University of Camerino)

23. Application of waste management techniques within a Sicilian company. The case study Tritor ltd
Sergio Arfò, Marco di Mauro, Antonio Zerbo (University of Catania), Houssem Cherni, Giovanni Romeo (Tritor S.r.l.)

24. Wood Waste Valorization in Europe: Policy Framework, Challenges, and Decisional Tools
Aron Pazzaglia, Beatrice Castellani (University of Perugia)

25. A4 Turin-Milan motorway: towards a smart and sustainable infrastructure
Lorenzo Nicolini, Michele Mori (SINA), Loretta Venturini (Iterchimica)

26. The use of enzymes to extract TAGs for the production of biofuels for aircraft and ships
Giorgia Pellegrino, Paola Zitella, Alexia Boulanger, Barbara La Licata (Environment Park), Debora Fino (Politecnico di Torino)

27. LIFE MiCliFeed: the new project released by the European Commission to promote circular economy by adding agro-industrial waste to the feeding system for small ruminants
M Nocerino, A Vastolo, A Bosco, S Calabró, M I Cutrignelli, M Santaniello, L Rinaldi (University of Naples Federico II), R Baka, S Sotiraki (Hellenic Agricultural Organization Demeter), SA Haroutounian, S Koulocheri (Agricultural University of Athens), E Daskalakis, A Stefanakis (Rethymno, Greece), A Sotiropoulos, I Spanos (Terra Nova Environmental Engineering Consultancy Ltd), V Niderkorn, B Mora (National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment, France), J Charlier, T Wang (Kreavet BV, Belgium), E Barbier (MG2Mix, France)

28. Green extraction of bioactive molecules from vegetables and fish industry by-products for use as ingredient-functional foods and edible films
Luca Sandei, Domenico Cacace, Francesco De Sio, Giovanna Ficano, Gerardina Galdi, Mariateresa Rapacciuolo (SSICA)

29. General framework for effective assessment, mitigation, and reporting of N2O emissions
Giacomo Bellandi, Roberta Muoio, Simon Duchi, Esteban Guerrero, Wim Audenaert, Usman Rehman (AM-TEAM, Belgium)

30. ETV in support of circularity. A credible performance-based verification tool to boost the diffusion and adoption of technologies to turn wastes into resources
Emanuela De Marco, Silvia Sbaffoni, Erika Mancuso (ENEA)

31. A circular economy approach for the industrial extraction of tomato cutin
Giampiero Barbieri, Tommaso Barbieri, Clara De Sio (Tomapaint)

32. IPSUS Project: Climate smart food innovation using plant and seaweed proteins from upcycled sources Davide Imperiale, Simone Pedrazzoni (SSICA), Maria Paciulli, Elena Bancalari, Marcello Alinovi, Giovanni Sogari (Università di Parma)

33. Impianti di trattamento rifiuti e acque reflue: un percorso per il recupero di materia ed energia
Giovanni Vargiu (CAP Holding spa)

34. Netzero Steam Leaks Detection In Steam Traps Using Advanced Acoustics In A Batteryles
Raul Aragones Ortiz, Roger Malet Munte (Alternative Energy Innovations SL), Maria Oliver Parera (CNRS – Grenoble), Joan Oliver i Malagelada, Carles Ferrer i Ramis (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

35. Transnational biorefineries in central European regions: EU project TeBiCE
Sarah Notarfrancesco, Davide Don, Mattia Scottini (Fraunhofer Italia Research Scarl, Italy)