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  • EUBCE 2023

    This week we are attending EUBCE - European Biomass Conference and Exhibition in Bologna as a Gold Sponsor. Every year, EUBCE brings together the brightest minds to check the latest advances in the field of biomass recovery, with the aim of accelerating research and promoting its market deployment. During the conference, more than 2,000 experts from academia and industry share and discuss innovative ideas, technologies, applications and solutions for biomass sourcing, production and utilization. #eubce #sustainable #biomass #bioenergy

  • Ecovadis rating

    We are pleased to inform you that Biological Care has joined the EcoVadis project. EcoVadis runs a platform for analysing Corporate Social Responsibility, based on international CSR standards, and provides member companies with an assessment against four areas: Environment, Fair Labour Practices, Ethical/Business Practices, Supply Chain. Biological Care was positively assessed by Ecovadis with a 'Bronze Sustainability Rating' for its 2022 operations, scoring better than in previous years. This result places Biological Care in the top 50% of companies assessed by EcoVadis with the best scores.

  • New products for the biogas supply chain: another step towards sustainability

    Finally something is moving. We are talking about Legislative Decree 17/2022 which, although born in the dramatic circumstances that we all know, seems to have the merit of making a faster step forward on the path towards the development of renewable. Specifically, thanks to an amendment inserted in art. 12 bis of Legislative Decree 17/2022 "Urgent measures to contain the costs of electricity and natural gas, for the development of renewable energy and for the relaunch of industrial policies" being converted into law by the Chamber of Deputies, various by-products of the agri-food industry until now not usable in biogas and bio-methane plants, will finally be usable. Article 12 bis (Biomass that can be used in agricultural biogas and bio-methane plants for the use of agro-industrial digestate) among the various voices reads: In order to simplify the production process in biogas and bio-methane plants, the by-products referred to in points 2 and 3 of Table 1A of the ministerial decree of 23 June 2016, published in the Official Gazette no. 150 of 29 June 2016, in compliance with the requirements set out in article 184-bis of the legislative decree of 3 April 2006, n. 152, and admitted to entry to biogas and bio-methane production plants, are understood to be included in the definition referred to in Article 3, paragraph 1, letter i), of the decree of the Minister of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies of 25 February 2016, published in the ordinary supplement to the Official Gazette no. 90 of April 18, 2016. if they comply with the conditions set out in article 184-bis of the legislative decree of April 3, 2006, no. 152 and if the agronomic use of the digestate produced also complies with the provisions of Title IV of the decree of the Minister of Agricultural Policies From the entry into force of the ministerial decree in 2016, Biological Care had taken steps to correct what immediately appeared to be a brake on the development of renewable in the biogas sector. Precisely, the "famous" Table 1A of the aforementioned DM2016 provided that many by-products, although they could be virtually used in the plants, gave rise to a digestate classified as waste and were in fact excluded and not usable. This limit, over time, has turned into a real problem. On the one hand, due to the growing demand for by-products by the plants and, on the other hand, due to the need for the agri-food chain to value residual biomass with great energy potential. Thanks to the amendment, in addition to all the agricultural and agro-industrial by-products already admitted, the following matrices (until now excluded) will also be allowed to produce digestate suitable as fertilizer: by-products of the baking industry, pasta, confectionery industry: scraps of pasta, biscuits, other baked goods; by-products of coffee roasting; by-products of beer processing; by-products of fruit and oil seed processing: used oily bleaching earths, patches and tails of vegetable oil processing. by-products of the transformation of sugars through fermentation; by-products of the production and transformation of sugars from non-food biomass; by-products of the processing or refining of vegetable oils This integration solves an age-old problem, to enhance a series of processing residues that can make an excellent contribution to national energy production. The final approval of the provision and its publication in the Official Gazette are now awaited. Biological Care, hoping for this scenario, has already taken steps to be able to manage more types of by-products by opening a new plant, specifically dedicated to the treatment of solid biomass, i.e. to the whole range of products and vegetable by-products from the agricultural and agro-industrial sector. . It is about 5,000 square meters of covered area, 20,000 square meters of yards and 6,000 tons of silos with attached dryer, where we plan to treat about 20,000 tons / year of biomass, equal to about 5 million cubic meters / year of bio-methane. Another Biological Care investment in the energy transition of the future. Sergio Frascari CEO Biological Care

  • Let us join the call for the future of the agricultural biogas and biomethane sector

    Pending the new Biomethane Decree, Biological Care joins the appeal launched by the friends of the CMA, to bring to the attention of the MiTE some aspects of the decree which, at least as it appears in the draft, jeopardize the achievement of the objectives of the PNRR. Below is the CMA press release and we invite everyone to sign the appeal Press release from the CMA In recent days the new Biomethane decree has been prepared which will replace the previous one. The draft appears as a potential improvement over the previous system and the effort made by MiTE should therefore be appreciated. When simulating its application in agricultural enterprises, however, we are faced with some important problems that need to be resolved. The biomethane proposal obviously addresses a part of the installed electricity biogas park as a significant number of plants have structural criticalities (distance from the connection network, matrices of inadequate types and / or quantities, etc.) which will not allow in any case their conversion. It is therefore necessary that the Decree be structured in such a way as to encourage investments at least in the companies that have the requisites to be able to carry out the conversion. From an initial analysis carried out, however, it emerges that presumably few farms will be in a position to be able to convert to biomethane, with all due respect to the efforts made and the public resources that risk going unused. It therefore becomes essential to review and improve the Decree to overcome the critical issues set out above. For all the plants that cannot be converted, it is also impossible to postpone what has been requested by the sector for too long, i.e. a proposal for the renewal of the electricity incentive with energy efficiency criteria that can guarantee the supply chain a future of increasingly greater integration between energy production and the food industry. Indeed, there is no doubt that the enhancement of electricity and heat in agricultural and agro-industrial processes always and in any case represents an efficient way to exploit anaerobic digestion in perfect integration with the production of food, which must always remain at the center. agricultural activity. If no answers are provided to the issues highlighted, there is the risk of losing the heritage that has been built with great effort in the agro-energy sector in recent years. To raise awareness among the competent ministries on this important issue and to contribute constructively and transparently to the achievement of the objectives of the agricultural sector, it is important to sign the appeal proposed by the CMA. Everyone can sign, even privately as citizens of this country, it is not necessary to be owners of plants. Because sustainability is a value for everyone.

  • Biological Care at ECOMONDO 2021

    Ecomondo, the most important international sustainability fair, is back in attendance after a year of suspension due to a pandemic and gets off to a great start with more than a thousand Italian and international exhibitors. Biological Care will be present with new proposals and opportunities aimed at grasping the various advantages of sustainability: Products and services for the management of biogas plants Innovative technologies, the evolution of Methan Tube® BioBugs: a circular economy project Personalized services and feasibility studies for interested companies to transform residual biomass into energy From 26 to 29 October - Stand 050 Hall B5

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