Ecomondo 2022
  • Thursday, November 10, 2022
  • 14:00 - 17:30
  • Memo
  • Neri 1 Room South Hall
  • Italian

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee & Italian Ministry of Economic Development (DGPIIPMI), Italian Ministry for Ecological Transition, ENEA, National Critical Raw Materials Table

The policies for the Critical Raw Materials have assumed a more strategic and central role recently. As a direct consequence, the National Table “Critical Raw Materials” was launched with the objective of enhancing the coordination about the topic. Moreover, it fosters planning in terms of sustainability and circularity of Critical Raw Materials’ supply with the aim of achieving the creation of normative, economic and market conditions through the involvement of institutions, trade associations, research institutes and industry consortia. Nowadays, the Table aims at mapping the Italian needs of Critical Raw Materials, by integrating data with the availability of Critical Raw Materials, then using the resulting information as a basis for the definition of a national strategy for Critical Raw Materials.
In this regard, on January 2022 four Technical Working Groups were created, each one related to a specific domain, with the purpose of putting in place a far-sighted system of supply and demand for each sector and geographical area. More in detail, the Working Group 1 called “Needs Analysis”, and coordinated by Confindustria, engages in the evaluation of the future needs of the Critical Raw Materials at the Italian and European level. It analyses particularly the gap between supply and demand in order to achieve a proper planning of the solutions to cope with possible future difficult scenarios. The Working Group 2 “Mining” is coordinated by ISPRA and deals with the identification of the potentialities of the primary and secondary mining activities to achieve sustainable mining activities in Italy, and the collection of Raw Materials from abandoned sites and mineral waste. The Working Group 3 “Eco-design” coordinated by ENEA, wants to engage in the analysis of the opportunities derived by eco-design to reduce the demand for Critical Raw Materials. The Working Group 4 is defined “Urban Mining” and focuses on WEEE. It contributes through the offer of normative proposals for the simplification of waste collection from produSTC at the end of their life-span, following the analysis for the best practices at the European and global level.
The seminar aims at analysing the progress of the Working groups and discusses such crucial themes with some of the main actors on the Italian productive system which are also involved in the green supply chain.

Session Chairs

Giacomo Vigna, Italian Ministry of Economic Development
Claudia Brunori, ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development)

Programme

14.00 Introduction – National Critical Raw Materials Table
Maurizio Montemagno, Directorate General for Industrial Policy, Innovation and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Italian Ministry of Economic Development
Carlo Zaghi, General Directorate for Circular Economy, Ministry of Ecological Transition

14.40 GdL 1: supply and demand analysis: status update
Marco Ravazzolo, Confindustria (General Confederation of Italian Industry)

15.00 GdL 2: the national mineral potential
Fiorenzo Fumanti, ISPRA (Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research)

15.20 GdL3: Ecodesigned, status update and next steps
Roberta De Carolis, ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development)

15.40 GdL 4: Urban mining status update and next steps
Federica Forte, ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development)

16.00 Round table
Moderated by: Claudia Brunori, ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development)

Batteries (FAAM) - Dott. Federico Vitali
Metallurgy (CUMDI) - Dott. Fausto Pizzoni
WEEE recovery (ENEL) - Dott. Fabrizio Iaccarino
Geothermics (Energia Minerals) - Dott. Marcello De Angelis
Unicircular (section of Assoambiente) (Circular Economy Companies Union) - Giuseppe Piardi

17.00 Q&A

17.15 Closure
Renzo Tomellini, Head of the technical secretariat, Ministry of Ecological Transition

17.30 End of works