Ecomondo 2022
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022
  • 16:00 - 18:00
  • Memo
  • Diotallevi 1 Room South Hall
  • Italian

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee, Key Energy Scientific Technical Committee & RETEAMBIENTE

In the coming decade, the development of the renewable energy sector will be both impetuous and critical. And it will have to come to terms with the difficult sourcing of the necessary raw materials, fluctuating fossil fuel prices, the water crisis, and more. Therefore, new strategies to harvest renewable energy from the territories must be added to the large photovoltaic and wind power programmes, leveraging specific material flows that can become important carriers for this purpose. Many sectors are already prepared to be involved in this new scenario: from agro-food to sludge or organic fraction management, from the wood and furniture sector to pruning waste, with innovative high-performance solutions, consistent with their respective supply chains. And so, subjects that are already today players in the circular economy can become co-leaders of the energy transition, according to an integrated strategy that promotes new uses of biomaterials and renewable matter. This is a unique challenge, as the energy sector has so far not embraced the issue of material circularity, whilst renewable fuel strategies are only in their infancy.
The convention - through the contributions of experts, industrial operators, and key players in transition policies - aims to look at "who can do what" and start a discussion on how current and significant the contribution of materials can be in accelerating and consolidating the energy transition.

Session Chairs

Gianni Silvestrini, Presidente of Key Energy Scientific Technical Committee e Scientific Director of the Kyoto Club


Moderated by:
Sergio Ferraris, Director of the magazine Nextville

16.00 Accreditation of participants and opening of the session

16.10 The EU vision on the energy transition and the 2030 targets
Hon. Simona Bonafè, Member of the Chamber of Deputies 

16.20 Energy Economics and Ecological Transition
David Chiaramonti, Professor of Energy Engineering Politecnico di Torino

16.30 Energy Circularity
Nicola Tagliafierro, Head of Sustainability Enel X Global Retail

16.40 Sewage sludge vs renewable energy
Michele Platè, Head of processes and environmental performance at Gruppo CAP

16.50 Valorisation of wine waste in the industrial production
Sergio Celotti, CEO Enomondo, a Caviro Group company

17.00 Technological development and digitalisation for the sustainable growth of the electricity sector
Agostino Re Rebaudengo, President of Elettricità Futura

17.10 The use of biomass to achieve carbon-neutral targets
Raffaele Raso, CSR & Sustainability Manager Andriani S.p.A.

17.20 The prospects of biogas and biomethane production in agriculture
Piero Gatton, President of CIB

17.30 Biomethane: a key energy vector for a low-carbon future.
Giovanni Baldassarre, Head of Environmental Origination Edison NEXT

17.40 The future of anaerobic digestion plants
Bettina Muller, Head of After Sales, BTS Biogas

17.50 Conclusioni