Newsletter 4 – Demonstrative activities (14th December 2015, Metaponto, Italy)

Post on December 28, 2015

The aim of the project Biogreen was to acquire significant experiences through a comparison and exchange among qualified partners, in order to develop and implement Good Practices for a governance model of the Polo of Green Biotechnology in Basilicata. To close this project, the Partner 1 (ALSIA–Metapontum Agrobios Research Center) organized a final workshop supplemented with demonstrative activities. Representatives of the BIOIB and the PTP (Mariela Adrover, Tanit Mir, Dr. Hipólito Medrano, and Andrea Vallan) were invited to visit research centres and enterprises, which could take part of the Polo Biotech in Basilicata, as well as to follow some presentations about the scientific partners of the Cluster Biogreen.

14th December 2015 – Demonstrative activities

In the morning, the delegation, composed of the steering committee and the Spanish partners, visited the CREA (Council for Agricultural Research and Analysis of Agricultural Economics), where Francesco Montemurro (Director of the CREA-SCA) showed them an experimental field of organic cultures, as well as a roller crimper, invented by himself.

Then, the delegation went to Rotondella to follow some presentations at the ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development). Donatella Barisano and Egidio Viola spoke about activities related to biomasses, focused on two transformation processes (steam explosion and gasification); Dr. Paolo Facella described the new results obtained by the research group of green biotechnology.

The next company, where the delegation was invited, was the Assofruit, where Salvatore Pecchia and Prof. Bartolo Dichio spoke about the ‟Innovation for a sustainable fruit farming”.

The ‟Demonstrative activities” section was closed by a visit to the ‟Azienda Agrituristica Cardillo”, where the cellar and the wine production was described within a guided tour, followed by wine tasting.

In the afternoon, at the conference room of ALSIA-CRMA, Angelo Salfi, Salvatore Pepe introduced the Greenswitch s.r.l., a new enterprise that produces oils to be used in pharmacy and cosmetics through transformation of biomasses.