Biocopac, Development of bio-based coating from tomato processing wastes intended for metal packaging

AZIENDA AGRICOLA CHIESA VIRGINIO (CHIESA)

AZIENDA AGRICOLA CHIESA VIRGINIO

Type: SME

Country: Italy

 

The AZIENDA AGRICOLA CHIESA VIRGINIO are tomato wastes treatment farms situated in Italy. It has a biorefinery for the treatment of vegetable wastes.

The main productive activity in the last 2 years is the production of electricity from renewable sources, using also tomato peels that during the process of anaerobic fermentation are completely decomposed except the tomato peels.

 

Role in the project:

Given the ineffectiveness of the peels in the energy (Biogas) process we are undertaking this project in order to use this byproduct and even revenue stream providing a complimentary economic return, as it currently does not yield in our process and results representing instead of an operating costs.

 

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