• Wednesday, November 8, 2017
  • 14:00 - 16:45
  • Memo
  • Camelia Room 1st floor B6 Pav

in collaboration with Federalimentare, RSE, FIRE

Agro-food sector is one of the key sectors for industry in Italy and Europe. A number of changes have been introduced for several years to improve energy efficiency in production processes and, more generally, to optimize the use of resources throughout the supply chain until distribution. The EU-MERCI project (funded under the Horizon 2020 Program) analyzed and selected a number of good practices available to meet industry needs (including SMEs), bringing together concrete experiences, international best practices and evidence from incentive mechanisms in Europe to produce a platform for the benefit of businesses, which can identify opportunities for intervention for each stage of the process.

The conference, in addition to illustrating the web platform, will also produce a technical "validation exercise" by the experts present, of the good practices selected. Finally, some industrial "case studies" will be presented on practical applications of such good practices in agri-food businesses.



Maurizio Notarfonso, Federalimentare




13.00-14.00 Welcome lunch and registration of the participants


14.00-14.10 Introduction

Maurizio Notarfonso, Federalimentare

14.10-14.30 EU-MERCI project: opportunities for the companies

Simone Maggiore, RSE

14.30-15.10 “European Industrial Energy Efficiency good Practices (EIEEP) platform” developed under EU-MERCI: the BAT in the agrifood sector and the “Good practices” selected for the technical validation

Livio De Chicchis, FIRE

Anna Realini, RSE


15.10-15.40 Plenary working group to evaluate and validate the good practices presented with the participants in the workshop


15.40-16.00 Case study: the CHP technology in the agrifood sector

Francesca Dell’Anna e Caterina Checcucci, GESCO

16.00-16.20 Case study: Energy Efficiency opportunities in the agri-food sector, a success case in using efficient refrigeration systems

Luca Zanchi, FEDABO

16.20-16.40 Case study: entrepreneurial strategy


16.40 Closing remarks


Conference held in English language


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