MatER Meeting 2019 | Tues. 28/5 Program

9:00 Participants Registration

PLENARY SESSION 3 : Energy Recovery

Chairmen: prof. Umberto Arena (Università degli Studi della Campania) & eng. Claudio Mazzari (IREN Ambiente)


KEYNOTE LECTURE How to increase energy recovery in existing plants?

Robert Van Kessel, PREWIN – Netherlands

Robert van Kessel has worked for more than 25 years as a consultant in the field of thermal conversion technology with an emphasis on waste to energy. His PhD thesis was about modelling of the waste combustion process. Currently he has his own consultancy company. Further since 2010 he is the operating agent of the European Prewin network (, a network for companies active in the Waste to Energy business.


The Role Of Waste-To-Energy In The Circular Economy

Lorenzo Ceccherini, CEWEP – Brussels

Presenting Authors: Lorenzo Ceccherini
CEWEP e.V., Avenue de Tervueren 113, B-1040 Bruxelles, Belgium

Lorenzo Ceccherini is a Mechanical engineer with specialization in Energy Systems. He currently works as Energy Advisor for the Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants (CEWEP). His career with CEWEP started in 2015, covering energy related topics, European environmental legislation and other technical items.

Keywords: Circular Economy, Waste-to-Energy, recycling, residual waste.

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The Unsaid Of The Waste Incineration BREF BAT-Conclusions

Christophe Cord’Homme, CNIM – France

Presenting Authors: Christophe Cord’Homme
Development Director for the Environment and Renewable Energies sector, CNIM, 35 rue de Bassano 75008 PARIS – FRANCE

As engineer of “Mines Paris Tech”, Christophe Cord’Homme began his career at the National Agency for Nuclear Waste Disposal (ANDRA). From 1988 to 1993 he served as project manager for ENTROPIE S.A. to build thermal desalination plants and absorption chillers. Since 1993, he has been working for CNIM group, initially as commercial manager for waste and flue gas treatment. He joined LAB from 2001 to 2007, first to serve as sales director, and evolved as project director, overseeing contract realization. From 2009 to 2012, he took the position of General Manager Delegate of LAB S.A. Member of the board of LAB, he became in 2011, Development Director for the Environment and Renewable Energies sector of CNIM Group.

Other Authors:  Hubert de Chefdebien
CNIM, 35 rue de Bassano, 75008, Paris, FRANCE, Pt. of ESWET Technical Committee, Brussels, Deputy Pt of CEWEP, Brussels

Keywords: E-f-W, incineration, BREF, BATs.

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Mercury Emissions in the Turin WtE plant: Management Experiences

Giovanni Corti, TRM Spa

Presenting Authors: Giovanni Corti
TRM S.p.a. – Via Paolo Gorini 50 – 10137 Torino (Italia)

Giovanni Corti graduated in Mechanical Engineering on 2014. His career since then has been focused on the management of waste-to-energy plant operation. Since 2014 he is Operation Manager for TRM Spa.

Other Authors: Daniele Zacchigna, Irene Viglione.
TRM S.p.a.

Keywords: Emissions, Mercury, Activated Carbon, DeNOx SCR.

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11:15 Coffee Break & POSTER Session


The Actual Impact Of Waste-To-Energy Plants On Air Quality: Case Study For The Desio Plant

Alberto Cambiaghi, Brianza Energia Ambiente SpA

Presenting Authors: Alberto Cambiaghi
Brianza Energia Ambiente S.p.A., via Gaetana Agnesi 272, 20832 Desio (MB), Italy

Dr. Alberto Cambiaghi starts its professional career at the end of the 80’ in the construction and management sector of controlled landfills and in the hazardous waste disposal field. At the end of the ’90 until 2009, he dedicates his activity, as General Director of a mixed public-private company, to the construction and management of dedicated plants for the selection and recovery of separate collection waste with the production of refuse derived fuel. Since 2009, he is the General Director of Brianza Energia Ambiente SpA, an entirely publicly owned company that operates on a regular basis the WtE plant of Desio (MB) and the attached district heating network.

Other Authors: Giovanni Lonati
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, P.zza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano, Italy

Keywords: WTE emissions, traffic emissions, air quality, environmental impact assessment.

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Hot Syngas Cleaning Performances Of Activated Carbons Of Different Size

Francesco Parrillo, Università della Campania

Presenting Authors: Francesco Parrillo
Department of Environmental, Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, via A. Vivaldi 43, 81100 Caserta, Italy

Francesco Parrillo holds a Degree in Environmental Science and Technology at University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli” since 2014, with the thesis on “Hot filtration of synthesis gas with new-generation activated carbon”. Since 2017 he also holds a Ph.D. in “Environment, Design and Innovation” from the University of Campania with the thesis on “Biomass-to-energy: Activated carbons for hot syngas clean-up” with supervisor Prof. U. Arena. In 2016 he had an experience as visiting Ph.D. student at Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department, University of Seville, hosted by the research group of Prof. A. Gomez Barea for a research activity related to syngas cleaning at high temperature with activated char. In 2014-2015 he had an experience as research fellow in Department of Chemical, Materials and Industrial Production Engineering, at University of Naples Federico II. In 2018 he had teaching support activity in the specialisation course “Management of local public services” in Department of Environmental, Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies, at University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”. Since 2017 he is a Post-Doc on the biomass gasification for syngas production in pilot plant scale and research for hot syngas cleaning in fluidized bed gasifiers, at Department of Environmental, Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies, in University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”.

Other Authors: Giovanna Ruoppolo(a), Umberto Arena(b).
(a) Combustion Research Institute, National Research Council-CNR, P.le Tecchio 80, 80125 Naples, Italy
(b) Department of Environmental, Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”

Keywords: Gasification, syngas, activated carbons.

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12:35 Lunch Break

PLENARY SESSION 4 : Material Recovery

Chairmen: prof. Michele Giugliano (Politecnico di Milano) & eng. Davide Alberti (LGH)


KEYNOTE LECTURE Material recovery, a priority for Europe and the territories: the contribution of the Regional Environmental Prevention Agency (ARPAE) of Emilia-Romagna

Franco Zinoni, Direttore Tecnico ARPAE

Graduated in Agricultural Sciences, Franco Zinoni’s career in ARPAE started in 1999 as Head of Agrometeorology Area. Since then, he grew into the company until he became General Manager, role he held from 2015 to 2016. He is now Technical Director for ARPAE Emilia-Romagna.


Achievements And Future Challenges Of The Italian Organic Waste Recycling Sector

Alberto Confalonieri, CIC

Presenting Authors: Alberto Confalonieri
Consorzio Italiano Compostatori, piazza San Bernardo, 109 – 00187 Roma

Graduated in Biological Science, Alberto Confalonieri collborates as a Biologist with the Scuola Agraria del Parco di Monza since 2006. Since 2015 he is Chair of Technical Committee at CIC (Italian Composting and Biogas Association).

Other Authors: Marco Ricci, Massimo Centemero.
Consorzio Italiano Compostatori

Keywords: biowaste, biomethane, separate collection, composting.

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Assessing The Performances Of Paper Vs. Bioplastic Bags For Food Waste Delivered To Anaerobic Digestion

Giovanni Dolci, Politecnico di Milano

Presenting Authors: Giovanni Dolci
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, P.zza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano, Italy

Giovanni Dolci obtained his master’s degree in Environmental and Land Planning Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in 2013. In this university, he works since 2014 in the AWARE Research Group – Assessment on WAste and REsources of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. His main research topics are environmental evaluations (by means of the Life Cycle Assessment methodology) applied to waste treatments, waste prevention activities, and innovative products. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering (33rd cycle). The Ph.D. topic is the evaluation of the collection equipment influence on organic waste treatments by means of technical and environmental analyses.

Other Authors: Mario Grosso(a), Arianna Catenacci(a), Francesca Malpei(a), Renato Fancello(b).
(a) Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Politecnico di Milano
(b) Sumus Italia Srl, Piazzale Arduino, 11, 20149 Milano MI

Keywords: Anaerobic digestion, food waste, BMP, waste collection.

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15:50 Coffee Break & POSTER Session


SCOOTER – Fruit and vegetable wastes: opportunity in their reuse and energetic valorization

Lucrezia Lamastra, Università Cattolica di Piacenza

Presenting Authors: Lucrezia Lamastra
Department of Sustainable Food Production, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Via Emilia Parmense 84, 29122 Piacenza

Lucrezia Lamastra graduated in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies at the University of Turin in 2005, she obtained her doctorate by attending Agrisystem, a PhD school for the agro-food system, in 2010 at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Piacenza. Since 2013 she is a researcher at the Department of Sustainable Food Production of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. Alongside the analytical activities in the laboratory she demonstrates a growing interest in the theme of Sustainability, which leads her to coordinate and participate in various projects of national and international interest. She is coordinator of VIVA, a project of the Italian Ministry of the Environment for the sustainability of Italian Viticulture, of two PEI-AGRI projects related to circular economy (SCOOTER and FLAMBE), and participate in a LIFE project related to the sustainability of the dairy sector (TTGG).

Other Authors: Marco Trevisan (a), Emanuele Mazzoni (b), Cristina Reguzzi (b), Elena Maestri (c), Roberto Reggiani (d).
(a) Department of Sustainable Food Production, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
(b) Department of sustainable Crop production, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
(c) Department of Chemistry, Life Sciences and Environmental Sustainability – University of Parma, Parco Area delle Scienze 33A, 43124 Parma
(d) Azienda Agraria Sperimentale Stuard Scrl, Strada Madonna dell’Aiuto 7/a – 43126 San Pancrazio (Parma)

Keywords: organic waste, insects , black soldier fly , larvae digestion.

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Microalgae Production From Digestate Of Dry Anaerobic Digestion Of Organic Waste Sequestering CO2 From Air

Davide Papurello, Politecnico di Torino

Presenting Authors: Davide Papurello
Department of Energy Engineering (DENERG), Politecnico di Torino, Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino, Italy

With a degree in Energy Engineering and a Ph. D in energy, Davide Papurello is a Post doc researcher at Politecnico di Torino since 2014. He’s involved in several research projects (both National and European) related to the exploitation of renewable energy with high efficiency generators.

Other Authors: D. Bona, G. Flaim, L. Cerasino, S. Silvestri.
Fondazione Edmund Mach, Via E. Mach, 1, San Michele a/A, 38010 (TN) – Italy

Keywords: algae; organic waste; anaerobic digestion; CO2.

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Natural And Accelerated Carbonation Treatments For MSW Incineration Bottom Ashes Inertization

Caterina Caviglia, Università di Torino

Presenting Authors: Caterina Caviglia
Earth Sciences Department, Università degli Studi di Torino, Via Valperga Caluso 35, 10125 Torino, Italy

Caterina Caviglia works at the University of Turin, Department of Earth Science, in the field of the characterization and inertization techniques of industrial products, with particular attention to the reuse of materials and circular economy. She got the degree in Geological Science and then Ph. D in Science and High Technology at the University of Turin with a study about groundwater modelling.  ResearchGate

Other Authors: Erica Bicchi(a), Johan Charruau(b), Giorgia Confalonieri(c), Enrico Destefanis(c), Giuseppe Mandrone(c), Linda Pastero(c), Alessandro Pavese(c), Laurent Gerault(b), Fabrice Bizeul(d).
(a) Esaip la Salle, 18 rue du 8 mai 1945-49180 St-Barthélemy d’Anjou Cedex- France
(b) SIVERT de l’Est Anjou, Route de Mouliherne, Lasse – 49490 Noyant Villages, France
(c) Earth Sciences Department, Università degli Studi di Torino
(d) Veolia Environnement, France

Keywords: bottom ashes, particle size, inertization, recycling.

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17:35 Final Discussion & Meeting Closing

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