Palinsesto Convegnistico
  • Mercoledì 8 Novembre 2023
  • 14:00 - 17:00
  • Memo
  • Sala Tulipano pad. B6
  • inglese
  • a cura di Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee & Italian Circular Bioeconomy Cluster SPRING


The biobased industry contributes to the implementation of the circular bioeconomy by building value chains that respect the environment and local communities. This regional perspective of the bioeconomy must be consistent with the European and international regulatory, economic and financial contexts. The EU's commitment to support the biobased industry is evident from its participation in the Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking. The conference intends to highlight the different "circularities" implemented by the biobased industry at a regional level, also discussing the regulatory and policy uncertainties that still exist in the relationship with the European and international dimensions of the bioeconomy. The results will feed into a document to be shared among the bioindustry players and with the institutions responsible for coordinating the measures necessary to remove the obstacles to the development of the circular bioeconomy at all its levels.

Session Chair

Lucia Gardossi, University of Trieste, Scientific Committee Coordinator of Cluster SPRING


14.30-14.35 Introduction by the Chair 

14.35-15.20 Session 1:
The biobased industry for circularity: success stories and regional impact 

Moderated by: Mario Bonaccorso, SPRING

Circular value chains of the biobased industry in the Emilia Romagna region 
Daniela Sani, ART-ER, Italia 

Biobased industry for circular bioeconomy in the North-Rhine Westphalia (Germany) 
Tatjana Schwabe-Markovic, Cluster Industrielle Biotechnologie (CLIB) 

The Pomacle-Bazancourt biorefinery in Champagne-Ardenne (France)
Fondation Jaques de Bohan

Safe, circular, bio based and sustainable by design chemicals and materials: opportunities and challenges for European regions
Serenella Sala, Head of the Land Resources and Supply Chain Assessments Unit, European Commission, Joint Research Centre 

15.20-16.00 Session 2:
Biorefineries in Italy: from local to global challenges 

Eni biorefineries from regional to global dimensions
Vittoria Cortese, Head of Operations, Venice bio-refinery, Eni  

The “Circular Biocarbon” project: valorization of the organic fraction of municipal solid waste and sewage sludge into added-value products  
Desdemona Oliva, CAP Group

Novamont biorefineries: a model of circular bioeconomy integrated in the territories 
Alberto Fragapane, Novamont 

16.00-17.00 Round table   
Regional "bioeconomies" in a European and global context. Regulatory frameworks and policies for biobased industries 

Moderated by: Christian Patermann, Advisor, former Director EC
and the contribution of the EU Bioeconomy Youth Ambassador Stefano Bertacchi (University of Milano-Bicocca, National Biodiversity Future Center)

Virginia Puzzolo, Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU), Head of Programme
Valeria Fascione, Regional Minister of Research, Innovation and Internationalization Campania Region  
Christiane Luley, researcher, project manager, ACIB GmbH, Austria (TBC)
Michele Viglianisi, Head of HSEQ Department Eni Energy Evolution
Marta Gomez San Juan, Bioeconomy Expert, FAO
Jim Philp, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD

Closing Remarks
Silvia Grandi, Italian Ministry of Enviroment and Energy Security