• Wednesday, October 27, 2021
  • 10:00 - 13:30
  • Memo
  • Diotallevi 2 Room South Hall
  • Italian
  • English

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee, CNR, MISE, Cluster BIG                                       

The Conference aims to continue from previous Ecomondo’s Editions the discussion on the challenges and opportunities of circular economy in several sectors of sea economy. Circularity principles at the base of the Circular Economy Package are very relevant in the context of the EU Green Deal, as they must be reflected in national strategies (e.g. BIT II - A new Bioeconomy strategy for a sustainable Italy; Italian Recovery Plan (PNRR - Piano Nazionale di Ripresa e Resilienza)). Following some keynote presentations on key trajectories of national and Mediterranean relevance, a series of pitches from science, academia, decision makers, private operators will showcase best practices and experiences in different sectors.

Section Chairs
Andrea Barbanti, National Research Council (CNR)
Roberto Cimino, Cluster BIG (Blue Italian Growth) and ENI
Maria Grazia Verdura, Italian Ministry of Economic Development


10.00 Introduction by the Chairs

10.10-11.25 Session 1

Blue Circular Economy and PNRR: actions and interactions
Giovanni Caprino, Cluster BIG and CETENA (center for naval engineering studies)

Reinassance Flagship Project
Gian Marco Luna - CNR-IRBIM (The Institute for Marine Biological Resources and Biotechnology of the National Research Council) and IT  National Bioeconomy Coordination Board

Challenges and potentials of blue biotechnologies
Giovanna Romano, SZN, MUR-ITEM Project and WG BIG on Bioeconomy

Building the Mediterranean blu bioeconomy community: MED-PANORAMED Strategic Projects B-BLUE and BLUEBIOMED
Cristian Chiavetta (ENEA - Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development) and Stefano Valentini (ART-ER Attractiveness Research Territory” Emilia-Romagna Joint Stock Consortium)

Critical raw materials in blue economy
Claudia Brunori, ENEA - Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development

11.25-11.35 Q&A

11.35-11.50 Coffee break

11.50-13.15 Session 2

Offshore platforms sustainable retrofitting: a contribution to a circular blue economy
Antonio Dell’Anno, Marche Polytechnic University

Circularity of a safe and sustainable decommissioning and reuse of offshore Platform: results from CLYPEA researches
Ilaria Antoncecchi, Italian Ministry of Ecological Transition and Clypea Network

Holistic Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) Platform for the Shipping Industry 
Marc Bonazountas, Epsilon Malta, Ltd, Project EMFF-EASME VesselsLife.com

Marine Litter: turning a problem into a resource - the marGnet and MAELSTROM projects
Fantina Madricardo, CNR-ISMAR (Institute of Marine Sciences - National Research Council)

Recover Ingredients: from bones and shells to cosmetic ingredients and plant fertilizers
Alessio Adamiano, Recover Ingredients s.p.a. and CNR-ISTEC (Institute of science and technology for ceramics - National Research Council)

Best practices of circularity in aquaculture
Michela Cariglia, Consorzio Gargano Pesca

Contributions from Cluster BIG Associates on Blue Restart Initiatives
Speakers tbc

BlueBio COFUND/BlueMed CSA training course on blue bioeconomy: outcomes and future perspectives.
Renata Denaro, CNR-IRSA (Water Research Institute)

13.15-13.30 Closure Remarks
Carlo Zaghi, Director, Directorate General for Costs and Seas, Italian Ministry of Ecological Transition