Program

The following draft outline of this workshop comprises 2 days of intensive discussions that are subdivided in 6 sessions. The conference language is English, with simultaneous translation into Italian, both ways.

Thursday 25-May.

Location: Teatro Eschilo Gela (Piazza Sant’Agostino, 34, 93012 Gela)

13.30 – 14.30 Registration

Welcome address 14.30
Domenico Messinese (Mayor of Gela)
Francesco Avallone (Dean of Unitelma-Sapienza University of Rome)

Introducing the workshop 14.45
Piergiuseppe Morone (Unitelma Sapienza University of Rome)

Section I. (Thursday 15.00-16.00)
The transition towards a circular bioeconomy
James Clark (University of York)
Mario Bonaccorso (Assobiotec)

Coffee break

Section II. (Thursday 16.30-18.00)
Developments in biorefinery: feedstocks, processes and products (I)
Giacomo Rispoli (ENI)
Apostolis Koutinas (Agricultural University of Athens)
Mehrdad Arshadi (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
Mario Malinconico (Assobioplastiche)

Friday 26-May

Location: ENI MEDITERRANEA IDROCARBURI S.P.A.  (Snc, Sts 117bis Contrada Ponte Olivo – 93012 Gela)

08.30 – 09.30 Registration

Section III. (Friday 09.30-11.00)
Developments in biorefinery: feedstocks, processes and products (II)
Nicholas Gathergood (Tallinn University of Technology)
Nicoletta Ravasio (Consiglio Nazionale della Ricerca – CNR)
Anastasia Zabaniotou (Aristotele University of Thessaloniki)
Enzo Montoneri (Biowaste Processing)

Coffee break

Section IV. (Friday 11.30-13.00)
The Italian knowhow (I)
Simone Siciliano (Vicesindaco Gela)
Carlo Perego (ENI)
Cecilia Giardi (Novamont)
Sandro Cobror (Mossi & Ghisolfi)

Lunch

Section V. (Friday 14.30-16.00)
The Italian knowhow (II)
Monica Delsignore (University of Milano-Bicocca)
Stefania Trenti (Intesa Sanpaolo)
Vittorio Maglia (Cluster Spring)

Section VI. (Friday 16.10-18.00)
Round table: Prospects for the biorefinery conversion: local development, growth and occupational opportunities
Chaird by Cesare Imbriani (Unitelma Sapienza, University of Rome)
Domenico Messinese (Sindaco Gela)
Rosario Crocetta (Presidente Regione Siciliana)
Alessandra Ascia (Chair of the Town Hall Council of Gela)                                 Representative of the Italian National Government
Alfredo Barbaro (ENI)
Adriano Giannola (SVIMEZ)
James Clark (University of York)

Saturday 27-May, 09.30 – 12.30
Tour at the ENI Biorefinery site