Renewable Matter # 3 / April

The Po Valley: An Open Air Biorefinery

by Roberto Rizzo

Reconciling Research, enterprises and public authorities: Parco Tecnologico Padano focuses on food security, public health and the bioeconomy


A huge wholly-Italian open air biorefinery, where wheat, rice, corn, sorghum, tomatoes are grown (and refined) and cows, pigs, calves and sheep are bred. And where the residues of agricultural processes are a very precious resource in terms of energy and material recovery. This is the Po Valley, cradle of the most advanced technologies in the sectors...

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