Expo areas

One of the emerging industrial areas of Ecomondo is the Italian and European Bio-based industry i.e. multi-product biorefineries (which produce several chemical compounds and biogas) and non-food biomass refineries, from wood cellulose and from organic waste, to be introduced in abandoned industrial areas. Reduction of food wastage, efficient energy use and transformation of the food industry including the integrated exploitation of its by-products and waste.

At Ecomondo you can find the industrial initiatives and major players in the Circular Economy biobased industry development sector, in line with the new directives of COP 21.  Companies that develop biopolymers, bioplastics, producers of organic waste derived material converters, industrial bodies engaged in producing renewable organic resources and converting them, through efficient industrial biotechnologies, organically based products and products from bioenergy, including food, feed, surfactants, etc. under the heading of "chemicals". In short, all the small-large multi-product biorefineries.

Exhibitor Targets: industrial biotechnology, algae, biomass, biorefineries, biopolymers, 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.

In collaboration with Novamont, Ecomondo invites you to visit hall D3 in which, for the first time, there will be a pathway with examples of Italian excellence in the circular bioeconomy, to offer visitors a close look at what our country has already achieved and can achieve in this sector.
The pathway aims to go over the whole chain of the Italian circular bioeconomy, through the following stages:

  • Agriculture
  • Infrastructure of the bioeconomy
  • Bioproducts
  • Bioplastic converters
  • Large-scale retail and big brands
  • End of life
  • Research & Development
  • Communication and popularisation



This year too, in hall D3, a conference room will be prepared dedicated to the issues of the supply chain, where the operators involved will be able to present the public with scientific, technical, regulatory and market information through workshops and conferences at an international level focusing on the Mediterranean basin.
Some of the major issues being scrutinised by the Ecomondo Scientific Committee:

  • Management and exploitation of agri-food and organic waste
  • Biorefineries using non-residual-food biomass and reconversion of chemical plants
  • Exploitation of forest and marine resources
  • Energy recovery, composting and anaerobic digestion
  • Biogas and biomethane production, from agriculture and forestry waste and from organic solid urban waste

The importance of procuring and recycling materials for a sustainable circular economy: Ecomondo takes up the challenge, tracing out the path for the development of new and sustainable technologies with the aim of reducing the dependence of the European manufacturing industry on foreign procurement.

Again within the context of Biobased Industry, this year too extensive space and visibility will be provided for the ‘core’ supply chains historically represented:  Composting system producers - Anaerobic digestions systems, both from organic solid urban waste and organic material from agriculture, forestry and wine-making to produce biogas and biomethane. Systems based on biomass, biomass cogeneration, biomass exploitation, heat processes

- Biomethane and carbon lowering, not only in our energy system but also the agricultural and chemical systems, attainable environmental benefits

For more information please contact:

Lucia Gurnari
 (+39) 0541/744.615
 (+39) 0541/744.475