Circular economy

According to the definition provided by the European Commission, in a circular economy “the value of products and materials is maintained for as long as possible; waste and resource use are minimised, and resources are kept within the economy when a product has reached the end of its life, to be used again and again to create further value.

Out of our conviction that this is the vision to pursue, we have steered our economic strategy in the direction of creation and development of an innovative model that in which the resources offered by the territory are systemically exploited to generate economic, business, environmental and social value.

We maximise the value of each resource by acting both upstream on the supply chain and downstream on the waste cycle, so as to turn what would otherwise be discarded into a resource. Agro-industrial by-products, clippings and cuttings are generally considered waste material to be disposed of. Yet, our know-how makes them into new tools capable of supporting local development.

For example, the vegetal waste produced by the agri-food sector is rich in secondary compounds that we can recover through specific extraction processes. Similarly, we can extend the life cycle of materials through recovery and recycling processes, thus increasing resource efficiency and reducing waste. We have already given “new life” to artichoke, grape and vine waste, orange pulp and forestry and sawmill by-products.

Natural resources

We place unused and discarded local resources, at the heart of all of our initiatives, out of the conviction that such resources should drive present and future economic growth.

Farm, foresting and agro-industrial biomass and organic waste: we conduct analyses and studies to identify the territory’s unrealised potential and develop projects that allow us to generate energy and to create biodegradable and recyclable products with a low environmental impact.

In the fields of bioenergy, green building, green pallets and green chemistry, we contribute to the process of replacing fossil sources through the use of resources of biological origin as raw materials in our production processes.

Research and development

We work with prestigious Italian universities and research centres and leading private companies to develop high-performance, innovative technologies that both create new market opportunities and adapt established technologies to the specific needs of our initiatives. Our partners include Milan Polytechnic, Florence Polytechnic, the National Research Council and the RE-CORD Consortium.

We conduct research and development in all of our sectors of operation: bioenergy, the production of wood-based products and the extraction of chemical compounds. In Sardinia, our efforts will result in the establishment of a Green Construction Research Centre at the Green Construction Hub, which will serve as our company’s base of operations dedicated to studies and research on materials and processes relating to products of vegetal origin that can be used as thermal and acoustic insulation in buildings.

Applied technology

The technological component is a fundamental part of all of our products based on production processes on an industrial scale, and, at the same time, on the need to identify the best solution to make optimal use of the resources available in a specific territory.

Our dedicated scientific team studies and analyses every single product to identify the most appropriate technology for each situation. We are not technology suppliers; rather, we develop projects that offer ad hoc solutions and thus require ad hoc technologies.

In order to satisfy these needs, we sought out and selected leading technological partners who lead their sectors of operation, allowing us to identify the best available technologies (BAT) on the market.

For example, in the wood-processing sector we have selected the IMAL-PAL Group, a global leader, as our preferred technological partner in Italy and internationally.


Our Biodistricts in Italy

Our goal is to develop biodistricts, centers that could systematize the area unused resources to produce Energy and bioproducts.

The Iglesias Green Construction Hub

The Iglesias Green Construction Hub

In Iglesias (Sardinia), Renovo has begun construction of a Green Construction Hub, a complex designed in view of the pursuit…

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The Caltagirone Circular Economy Hub

The Caltagirone Circular Economy Hub

In the  Municipality of Caltagirone, in the heart of Sicily, Renovo is creating a technology hub composed of three integrated…

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The Scarperia And San Piero Biodistrict

The Scarperia and San Piero Biodistrict

In Tuscany, the region with the greatest density of woodlands in Italy, Renovo is developing a biodistrict that will produce…

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The Cittadella Biodistrict

The Cittadella Biodistrict

In the Cittadella business district (Padua), at the foot of the Venetian Prealps, we are developing a biodistrict for the…

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Our Biodistrics in the World

The biodistrict represents a sustainable, honest business model to be exported in the whole world, especially in those countries that need an injection of tecnological, energetic and monetary competences to boost the local economic development.

Rural Electrification In The Department Of Nariño

Rural electrification in the Department of Nariño

We have exported the Renovo model abroad, where we have created biodistricts based on virtuous circular value chains: from the community, for…

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The Bas-Congo Agro-energy District

The Bas-Congo Agro-energy District

With the support of the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Democratic Republic of the Congo,…

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Biodistricts In India

Biodistricts in India

Renova is currently bringing energy development and biodistrict projects to India, through the creation of a dedicated company: IESD (Indo European…

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