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Latest Publications

Latest Publications

Waste Management World website: New article of SCOW Project

27 December, 2015 Begun in 2013 the SCOW project is aiming to develop low cost, technically simple and high quality bio-waste collection and recycling models in agricultural and touristic areas of the Mediterranean. With the first result in, what can be learnt?


Bio cycle magazine: Small-Scale Composting In Mediterranean Tourist Regions

9 August, 2015 The SCOW Project has been developing low-cost collection and composting systems for source separated organics in agro-tourism areas around the Mediterranean

SCOW Project - Selective collection of the organic waste in tourist areas and valorisation in farm composting plants

30 November, 2014 farm composting plants
Paola Zitella, paola.zitella@envipark.com – Alexia Boulanger,
alexia.boulanger@envipark.com - Vincenzo Cuzzola, vincenzo.cuzzola@envipark.com,
Environment Park SpA, Torino, Gemma Nohales, nohales@bcnecologia.net – Marta Vila,
vila@bcnecologia.net, Urban Ecology Agency of Barcelona, Barcelona, Ramon Plana,
SCOW Project aims to develop low cost, technically simple and high quality biowaste collection and recycling models in territories with touristic areas and agricultural activity. SCOW’s goal is to define an innovative and sustainable biowaste management system through effective collection and waste treatment into decentralised small-scale composting plants, located near biowaste generation sites, and, at the same time, where the compost can be applied. 13 composting plants and approximately 900 composting modules will be implemented in Catalonia, Corsica, Liguria, Upper Galilee, Palestine and Malta. Guidelines, handbook, pr



SUMMARY: ACEA, located in Pinerolo (Turin), provides with different services in the field of energy, environment and water. In particular, the company has assessed by 2005 an integrated system for the collection and subsequent treatment of organic wastes coming from nearby municipalities. A maximum amount of 50.000 ton/year of organic wastes, equivalent roughly to 5.500.000 m3/year of produced biogas (60% CH4), are fed to a biogas plant for the co-production in cogeneration plants of both electric and thermal energy (3 engines of respectively 1176 KWe and 1371 KWt). In 2010 of the total amount of primary energy from biogas (39.3 GWh), 14.6 GWh of electric energy was produced (50% injected into the grid for getting feed-in tariff and 50% consumed for inner purposes), 16.5 GWh was the maximum producible amount of thermal energy of which only the 50% had been exploited in a district heating system and for inner consumpti

Biowaste Management in Italy and Quality Assurance

30 November, 2014 E-mail: ricci@compost.it

Separate collection of biowaste from MSW represents Italy's largest recycling industry managing more than 4,5Mt/yr producing 1,3Mt/yr of quality compost used in agriculture, landscaping, and other activities. Intensive source-separation of biowaste is a key-factor for gaining high recycling rates and is currently applied in 4000 municipalities involving ca. 40M inhabitants. Door to door collection of foodwaste combined with compostable bags/shoppers are showing best-performances in terms of capture and quality (i.e. the non-compostable materials inside biowaste). CIC’s surveys show that biowaste collected under optimized conditions and afterwards recycled in composting plants, contributes in achieving Italian and EU strategy-targets for recycling biowaste and reducing MSW to be disposed of.