In the Municipality of Caltagirone, in the heart of Sicily, Renovo is creating a technology hub composed of three integrated plants, in pursuit of renewable energy, the use of local natural resources and waste and green chemistry. An innovative circular economy project founded on the local community’s own value.
In the heart of Sicily, in the municipality of Caltagirone Renovo, is developing a technology center consisting of three integrated plants, renewable energies, the use of natural resources and waste of land and of green chemistry
- a cogeneration plant with a capacity of 1 MWe and 4MWth fuelled bybiomass obtained from agricultural and forest waste harvested from local sources (within 70 km of the plant)
- A plant for the production of pressed pallets made exclusively with wood after use: thanks to a agreement signed with CONAI, Renovo will be able to recycle thousands of tons of post-consumer wood produced every year in Sicily, giving them a new life in the form of pressed ecological pallets.
- A plant for the extraction of two secondary chemical compounds developed in collaboration with the CNR allows the extraction of pectin and limonene from orange paste, a widespread agroindustrial waste spread in Sicily and which today requires high disposal costs
Partnership with the Il Nodo Social CooperativeIn addition, from the social standpoint, we have struck a partnership with the Il Nodo Social Cooperative based in Catania to promote the inclusion of disadvantaged workers in the workforce. When fully operational, the Circular Economy Hub will offer new jobs to approximately 100 individuals.
Legambiente and the ethical real-estate fund Green Star – Bioenergy Sub-fund.The renewable energy component of the Circular Economy Hub was created in part with the involvement of the ethical real-estate fund Green Star – Bioenergy Sub-fund.
An innovative project that Legambiente, committed to promoting the circular economy in Italy, supports as partner.