• Friday, November 10, 2023
  • 10:00 - 13:00
  • Memo
  • Agorà Augusto – Bioeconomy Area D1 pav.
  • Italian
  • organized by Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee & Confagricoltura, University of Molise
  • with speeches and posters from the Call for Papers 2023

Forest and Foresty sector fulfil multiple functions and provide numerous socio-economic benefits, sush as new jobs and growth opportunities in the natural and inland areas of the Country, hills and mountains.
Improving the quality of the forest production and the efficiency of the forest-wood and forest-energy supply chain is not only the goal of the European and Italian Forest Strategy, but it is also a goal to be pursued in order to respect the commitments undertaken at international level by our Country in matter of combating climate change, conservation of biodiversity, economy and socioeconomic development decarbonization.
Today in Italy about 67% of the thermal energy is from renewable sources, equal to 7,5 Mtep, comes from solid agroforestry biomass (crops dedicated and the forest). Coherently with the european strategy for the bioeconomy and the sustainable development, the role of forest product as a substitute for non-renewable materials must be further enhanced, also in relation to the opportunity to provide renewable energy (in particular for thermal use) as a substitute for fossil fuels.
The use of forest biomass for energy purposes, when made sustainably and used efficiently, will contribute to the diversification of economic opportunities deriving from forests in rural areas.

Session Chairs

Roberta Papili and Silvia Piconcelli, Confagricoltura (General Confederation of Italian Agriculture)


Moderated by:
Silvia Piconcelli, Confagricoltura
Marco Marchetti, Chair Fondazione AlberItalia, UNIMOL

10.00-10.15 Greetings
Enrico Allasia, Confagricoltura

10.15-10.30 Introduction
Bioenergy and conservation in national forestry strategy conflicts and priorities.
Marco Marchetti, Chair Fondazione AlberItalia, UNIMOL

10.30-10.45 Towards the wood Cluster
Carlo Piemonte, Director Cluster Italia Foresta Legno

10.45-11.00 Woody biomass in the integrated national plan for energy and climate
Luca Ventorino, Segreteria tecnica dipartimento energia Ministero Ambiente e sicurezza energetica

11.00-11.15 “Sustainability of energy use of forest biomass” - Position Paper of the MASAF wood supply chain table”
Annalisa Paniz, Biomass group Wood supply chain ministerial table

11.15-11.30 Biomass and forestry, the research perspective
Renzo Motta, President of SISEF

11.30-11.45 Bioenergy and Bioeconomy
Davide Pettenella, University of Padova

11.45-12.15 Case studies and call for paper

Sebastiano Cerullo, Conlegno
Marco Scaltritti, Impresa Massoni
Francesco Demichelis, Head of Edison Next District Heating Department

12.15-13.15 Round table

Woody biomass and local communities. What spin-offs for local areas and communities?

Vanessa Gallo, FIPER
Enrico Allasia, Confagricoltura
Antonio Nicoletti, Legambiente
Marco Bussone, UNCEM
Stefano Bertacchi, EU Bioeconomy Youth Ambassador (University of Milano-Bicocca, National Biodiversity Future Center)
Livio Bozzolo, CONAIBO
Antonio Di Cosimo, EBS

12.45-13.00 Closing remarks
Pietro Oieni, DIFOR- Italian Ministry of Agriculture, Food Sovereignty and Forests


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