Biomass Wastes as Renewable Source of Energy and Chemicals for the Industry with Friendly Environmental Impact Research Group: BRAF, Biowastes Fed Biorefinery Enzo Montoneri, Silvia Tabasso [email protected] www.biochemenergy.it Research Activity Research goals: pgrading residual biomasses as source of bio-based products for the chemical industry and for agricultural uses upgrading biomasses, such as compost, anaerobic digestate and organic residues from mechanical-biological treatment plants, as source of bio-based products for the chemical industry and for agricultural uses Research methods: Characterization of the soluble substances (SBO) isolated from residual biomasses: chemical nature, properties and technological performance in environmental technology, agriculture, animal husbandry and fabrication of materials. Pilot plant studies for process and products development to industrial and commercial scale. Research results: SBO have been demonstrated competitive products for use in agriculture and in animal husbandry, as well as for remediation of contaminated soils and water and for the manufacture Pilot plant in Rivarolo Canavese (TO of biodegradable plastics. Projects “Biochemenergy”. (Regione Piemonte). A project to turn an urban wastes treatment plant into biorefinery for the production of energy, chemicals and consumer’s products with friendly environmental impact. “Agrienergia” (Ministero delle Politiche Agricole e Forestali). References O.Sortino, M.Di Pasquale, E.Montoneri, D.G.Perrone, D.Vindrola, M.Negre “Refuse derived soluble bioorganics enhancing tomato plant growth and productivity” Waste Management 32 (2012) 1792-1801. E. Montoneri, V. Boffa, P.Savarino, D. Perrone, M. Ghezzo, C.Montoneri, R.Mendichi “Acid soluble bioorganic substances isolated from urban bio-waste. Chemical composition and properties of products” Waste Management 31 (2011) 10-17. E.Montoneri, C. Montoneri “Biopolimeri isolati da biomasse residuali e da fossili, relativi procedimenti di produzione ed usi” patent number TO2011A001192 (2011). E. Montoneri, V.Boffa, P.Savarino, D.G.Perrone, C.Montoneri, R.Mendichi, E.J.Acosta, S.Kiran “Behavior and Properties in Aqueous Solution of Biopolymers Isolated from Urban Refuse” Biomacromolecules 11 (2010) 3036-3042.