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.
Applied technologyThe 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.
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 developmentWe 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.