Bologna
2018, 7-11 November

Program and Initiatives

This year the EIMA Energy Salon will take over a large area for the presentation of projects under way in Italy, around Europe and internationally for a correct and an ample rise in the value of biomass for residuals as well as specific agricultural crops. From a scientific point of view, of importance is the treatment of this issue brought out by ITABIA – the Italian Biomass Association, an EIMA Energy Salon partner – including numerous prestigious national research agencies such as ENEL, CNR, CREA and various universities. This format makes it possible to disseminate reports on the results of experiments of interest in circulation on biomass. These cover innovatie mechanization, sustainable agriculture, dedicated crops, the value of residues, biorefineries and bioenergy.


Wednesday November 7, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Quintetto Hall. Pavilion)

Workshop 1 - Innovations in the Agrarian Sector and Fstry for Sustainable Energy

The Agrarian and Forestry Sciences Department (DAFNE) of the University of Tuscia in Viterbo is conducting a project with the excellent title: Sustainability of Agricultural and Forestry Systems in the Mediterranean Region Associated with Global Change, SAFE-Med developing various research activities targeted on the issue of sustainability in various agro-forestry sectors associated with energy as one of the objectives to aim for. Agro-energy is on one of the advanced issues for the development of agriculture as regards maturity of all associated technologies and also because agro-energy dovetails with recent considerations on the merits of the use of the land, enhancing the value of resources and energy efficiency and saving water.


Thursday November 8, 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. (Hall WEB TV. Centro Servizi )

Workshop 2 - The AGRICARE Project: How Conservation Agriculture is Becoming Innovative

The AGRICARE Project, financed by the European Union Commission with Program LIFE funds, has demonstrated over three years of experiments that the application of modern machinery and electronics for precision farming, sod seeding and minimum operations for conservation agriculture show significant results for reducing greenhouse gas and protecting the land for conversation by increasimg organic substances and preventing degradation phenomena. All these factors maintain or even raise yields compared to conventional cultivating. Though the AGRICARE Project was officially closed in mid-2017, the experiments and the reporting on the valuable fully developed experience are coninuing. The purpose of the workshop will be to address agricultural enterprises to choose conservation techniques and adopt them to reduce diesel consumption and optimize the use of fertilizers and seeds on the  typical open field crops in North Italy.


Thursday November 8, 12:00 p.m. - 13:00 p.m. (Quintetto Hall. Pavilion 36 )

Workshop 3 - Fake News a Ballast for Innovation

In collaboration with the New Energy publisher, FederUnacoma and ITABIA have opened an information campaign for reporting evidence of how fake news can damage the work of many valid initiatives. The bioenergy sector strongly harm by this phenomenon which by driven by the NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) syndrome. A number of examples will be discussed.


Thursday November 8, 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Quintetto Hall. Pavilion 36)

Workshop 4 - Green Chemistry for Sustainable Vegetable/Fruit Crops

The CREA Policy and Bioeconomy Center is promoting and coordinating focus in the National Rural Network on initiatives for identifying specific solutions which can allow Green Chemistry to deal with technical problems, management, organization and marketing found in the principal agricultural and agro-food supply chains. Among these sectors, attention will be trained on opportunities Green Chemistry may provide for the vegetable/fruit sector which has shown the most need in recent months for singling out viable solutions for sustainability.
The purpose of the seminar is twofold. The prime intention is to report the results of the work to date and draw comparisons among research representatives, institutes and industries especially for bringing up possible steps for a shared course while taking into accounts instances from around the world which might converge for identifying, enhancing and disseminating sustainable solutions for agriculture and society. 


Friday November 9, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Quintetto Hall. Pavilion 36)

Workshop 5 - Agricultural Residues: From Wastes to Precious Resources for Industry and Bioproducts

The  ENABLING PROJECT Enhance New Approaches in Biobased Local Innovation Networks for Growth, with H2020 (CSA, Coordination Support Action), has the objective of stimulating the market of bioproducts by facilitating contact between agricultural biomass products and the transforming industries. 
The Project coordinated by FEDERUNACOMA and ITABIA brings together 16 partners in 13 countries, Italy, Belgium, Norway, Ireland, Austria, Bulgaria, Britain, The Netherlands, Greece, The Czech Republic, Israel, France and Germany. ENABLE will start work on a series of activities for facilitating the development of the bioeconomy targeted on the best possible value of materials of biological origin raw, residues or designated agricultural crops to deliver to various sectors with great potential, such as Green Chemistry, textile, automotive, nutrition, bio-construction and the like, for developing them. The scope of the seminar includes the presentation of the initial results of interest achieved nationally for estimating the availability of land resources, the selection of the best practices and the involvement of interested figures.


Friday November 9, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Quintetto Hall. Pavilion 36)

Workshop 6 - Innovative Mechanization With Low Environmental Impact

The EIMA Energy Salon features a dynamic exhibition for the viewing of visitors, guided by CNA IVALSA research personnel, of machinery in operations in various supply chains for collection, conditioning and the conversion of biomass to energy. Representatives of the industries taking part will be present in the workshop to deal with the issue of innovations in the mechanization sector with an eye on sustainable development and examples on display in the trade fair.


Friday November 9, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Quintetto Hall. Pavilion 36)

Workshop 7 - Partnership Industrial Project in Costa Rica: Results of Work on Developing Mechanical Systems to Raise Value of Pineapple Crop Residues

For the Partnership Industrial Project in Costa Rica, an extraordinary Made in Italy promotion, the Ministry of Economic Development (MISE), working with the ICE Agency and CREA the Agricultural and Agrarian Economy Analyses Council, for this foreign and international initiative for the purpose of completing mechanical systems for removing and raising the value of large quantities of pineapple residues to help the defense against Hippobosca equina, the blood-feeding fly. During the workshop the results of the industrial partnership project will be presented to bring up prospects of future participations.


Saturday November 10, 9:30 a.m. - 13:00 p.m. (Gavotta Hall. Pavilion 33-34)

Workshop 8 - Oleaginos Multipurpose Crops For the Bioeconomy

The PANACEA Project financed by the European Union Horizon 2020 which is a Theme Network promoted by the European partner for innovation Productive and Sustainable for Agriculture (PEI-AGRI). The PANACEA Network which organizes interacting events nationally and regionally for promoting research, industry and agricultural communities meetings for exchanging the results of research on innovations for the most prominent non-food crops with value along the entire supply chain, cultivation, processing and use to make them available to workers for immediate application of these practices.
The Workshop is focused on the most outstanding non-food sector for developing an Italian bioeconomy with a circular approach. In detail, there are some crops referred to as multipurpose for using components of the plants in various ways, these are the residues of camilla, thistle, milk thistle, hemp and linen.
The people in the lengthy values of the supply chain are farmers, researchers, agronomists, those in the bio-based industries and policy makers are called on to make contributions during the workshop in need of ideal innovations for each prospective. The salient points in discussions will help define a national roadmap to ensure ample dissemination of non-food crops in Italian and European agriculture. Moreover results and the successful cases will be spread on the online by PANACEA channels available for the PIE-AGRI  network.


For information and registering for the seminars: itabia@mclink.it.
Matteo Monni 3398452084
Daniela Zafrani 3515255794