Expo areas

Bioeconomy


The focus on biobased industry and the bioeconomy, promoting and enhancing the new economic and cultural model of the CIRCULAR BIOECONOMY. The aim is to optimise business for all companies engaged in production of renewable organic resources and converting them, through innovative and efficient industrial biotechnologies, into organically based, bioenergy-derived products, including food and animal feed, under the heading of "chemicals".
 Leading the supply chain are companies that develop biopolymers, bioplastics, producers of organic waste-derived material converters, in short, all the small-large biorefineries (Novamont, first and foremost, and other major players of the traditional global chemical industry) as well as producers of systems for composting, anaerobic digestion, the agro-industrial supply chain and leading engineering companies.

Exhibitor Targets: industrial biotechnology, algae, biomass, biorefineries, biopolymers, bioenergy, biofuels, biobased chemicals, biobased lubricants, biobased surfactants, biobased materials, including building materials

Visitor Targets: purchasers looking for applications from biochemical companies, systems, feedstock, suppliers, consultants, R&D investors and analysts, professionals, researchers at academic institutions, policy-makers, regulators, NGOs.

 

Bioenergy


Ecomondo confirms its status as one of the key events on the calendar for this strategic sector, forming a "bridge” between the gas and electric systems.

This is thanks to the collaboration established in recent years with CIB - Italian Biogas Consortium (logo) and the recent regulation introduced with the decree on biomethane by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, which has been decisive for the development of this sector, bringing flexibility to the national energy system.

Among the essential innovations is the fixed-price buy-back of surplus biomethane by GSE and CIC, which will guarantee the bankability of investments in the sector, and the reconversion of existing systems. 
It is estimated that boosting biomethane production could avoid 197 mln tons of CO2 emissions (scenario by 2050), based on figures recorded to date. (Source: Althesis).

The development of the supply chain would also make it possible, by as early as 2030, to create over 21 thousand jobs and to generate tax revenue of 16 billion euros through business taxes and taxation on salaries and wages.

There are many positive knock-on effects:

- existing systems for production of electricity from biogas will be safeguarded, with incentives for energy produced offered alongside those for biomethane.
- The feeding of biomethane into the natural gas grid or fuelling stations could provide the electricity system with reserve and balancing services, constituting a turning point for businesses.
- Lastly, there is the additional desirable prospect of the creation of flexible plants for CHP production (heat+power) and biomethane, which would deliver highly and rapidly flexible electricity generation.

The aim is to highlight the numerous existing systems and biotechnologies for the production of renewable gas from biogenic sources and hydrogen from renewable sources, accompanying the development of other intermittent renewables (sun and wind) and attributing new value to gas infrastructure.

 

Agrifood and Blue Growth

Lucia Gurnari
 (+39) 0541/744.615
 (+39) 0541/744.475
 lucia.gurnari@iegexpo.it