(Resp.: SITEIA.PARMA – Università di Parma)
° Characterisation of food wastage with energy purposes;
° Pyrolysis/pyrogasification of the scraps, in collaboration with industrial consultants;
° Characterisation of biochar and syngas through chemical, physical and morphological analysis according to ISO and OECD standards;
° Assessment of the use (even non-agronomical) of biochar, and evaluation of phytotoxicity and ecotoxicity on plants and model organisms;
° Agronomical efficacy tests on biochar;
° Characterisation of the tar and potential valorisation of its chemical components.
° Biochar to be applied in the field as a soil improver;
° Syngas, a synthetic gas to be used for thermal and electrical energy production;
° Chemical compounds extracted from the tar;
° Protocol on biochar usage;
° Minimisation of disposal costs of waste from the agro-food industry;
° Economical valorisation of scraps from agro-food industries.