Category: Tecnologie

La Tradizione illuminata. SMARTEFFICIENCY per ILLUMINAZIONE. Deco Industrie, proprietaria di Scala, il marchio del settore iscritto nel Registro Speciale dei Marchi Storici di Interesse Nazionale secondo il Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico, si è avvalsa della consulenza di SmartEfficiency per la riqualificazione illuminotecnica dei propri stabilimenti di Bagnacavallo (RA), Forlì (BO) e Zerbinate di Bondeno (FE). (altro…)

Il sole per il Centro Cash di Oristano. SMARTEFFICIENCY per FOTOVOLTAICO. Il Centro Cash di Oristano si trova accanto alla sede da cui iniziò l’attività della Famiglia Ibba, lo storico Mangimificio. Centro Cash è l’insegna del gruppo ABBI dedicata al mondo del Cash&Carry, attiva dal 2005 in Sardegna. (altro…)

Luce accurata per precisione Piusi. SMARTEFFICIENCY per ILLUMINAZIONE. SmartEfficiency ha gestito la riqualificazione dell’impianto di illuminazione dello stabilimento, personalizzando gli apparecchi secondo le diverse esigenze produttive dei vari reparti. L’iniziativa ha generato un ritorno dell’investimento in poco più di un anno. (altro…)

Fotovoltaico: se non ora, quando? SmartEfficiency da anni progetta ed installa con i propri fornitori impianti fotovoltaici di alta qualità che generano profitto per molte aziende che hanno creduto nella nostra proposta di energia solare ed hanno ridotto drasticamente i costi dell’energia nel ciclo produttivo.

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Lampade al mercurio pericolose: i vapori di mercurio “vanno in pensione”. Dopo aver illuminato il lavoro di milioni di lavoratori nei capannoni industriali e di logistica, sono state definitivamente classificate come pericolose a causa della tossicità del mercurio. Sono state già messe in realtà fuori mercato, soppiantate dalle lampade a LED che, a parità di lux erogati, consumano il 70% di energia in meno e non hanno i tempi di attesa di riscaldamento per arrivare a piena luce e durano 10 volte di più, eliminando anche i costi di manutenzione, spesso ad altezze considerevoli.

SmartEfficiency.eu propone soluzioni personalizzate con progetto illuminotecnico per la sostituzione efficiente, di qualità ed economica. Le lampade al mercurio sono classificate dalla Direttiva ROHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances)

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Mercury Lights out in the EU

The EEB and CLASP applaud the European Commission for adopting proposals that will phase-out all general purpose compact and linear fluorescent lamps (CFL and LFL) containing mercury in the coming two years.

Currently, the EU regulates mercury in light bulbs through the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive, by allowing mercury use in lighting via an exemption list. CFLs and LFLs have been tolerated so far because of the once limited availability of mercury-free alternatives.

For years the EEB, CLASP, Member States and experts have tirelessly campaigned to end mercury lamps as there are more efficient, mercury free Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) widely available on European markets, making fluorescent lamps redundant. Already by end 2019, a study by CLASP and the Swedish Energy Council proved that “91-93% of fluorescent light fixtures in Europe can accept LED retrofits”.

Mercury is a well-documented neurotoxin that causes adverse effects to the developing brain, cardiovascular system, kidneys and thyroid glands. The World Health Organisation puts mercury in the top ten most problematic chemicals for public health.

The European Commission could have by law removed inefficient and toxic fluorescent lamps from sale as far back as 2018, when its own experts confirmed the legal criteria for a market ban under RoHS were fulfilled. Their availability until the end 2023 will still cost bill-payers an estimated over €16.8 million per day in lost efficiency savings for the next 2 years, according to recent NGO estimates.

Michael Scholand, Senior Advisor with CLASP Europe said: “While the Commission’s decision has been delayed several years, the savings from this measure are still significant and will benefit EU citizens and businesses. Between 2023 and 2035, we calculate a net savings to the EU of €18.2 billion Euros, as well as avoiding 1.8 metric tonnes of mercury from the fluorescent lamps. Furthermore, over 190 TWh of electricity will be saved, avoiding 55 million metric tonnes of CO2 andcontributing to the EU’s COP26 CO2 reduction targets.”

Elena Lymberidi-Settimo, Policy Manager at the EEB for ‘Zero Mercury’ Campaign said: “The European Parliament must now follow through this big step forward and allow rapid final adoption of a ban on these mercury inefficient lamps. At the same time, the EU should follow its commitments set out in the European Green Deal, Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability and Zero Pollution Action Plan and support the African region’s proposal at the next session of the Minamata Convention’s Conference of the Parties in March 2022, to prohibit the manufacture and export of most fluorescent lights by 2025.”

To the regret of NGOs, progress towards phasing out other mercury added lamps, such as high-pressure sodium (orange streetlights) and metal halide lamps, has not yet been made. The amendments to the RoHS Directive will still allow these mercury-containing lamps to remain on the market for the next 3-5 years at a minimum.

– Adopted delegated acts – https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/regdel/#/delegatedActs
– Electrical equipment – Revoking exemptions for mercury in single capped (compact) fluorescent lamps for general purposes – Environment – Delegated Directive
– Electrical equipment (hazardous substances) – revoking exemptions for mercury in double-capped linear fluorescent lamps – Environment – Delegated Directive

Delegated acts are now under scrutiny under the European Parliament for two months.
The original exemption for certain fluorescent lamps was granted in?September 2010?up to July 2016, allowing the lighting industry ample time to adapt its processes.
When a review process was launched in 2015, evidence presented by?the Commission’s own consultants (Öko Institut), as well as?the EEB, showed the ready availability of low-energy mercury-free LED alternatives and provided the justification for an early phase-out of the larger categories of mercury-containing fluorescent lamps.
The Commission ignored this evidence and wasted more than two years commissioning a socioeconomic analysis based on data that was already well out of date when it was eventually published in 2019 and was, therefore, completely misleading, indicating that the phase-out would have a net cost of €250 billion.
It took a further year and further evidence submitted by the EEB and others for the Commission to correct its mistake and issue in July 2020 a revised analysis showing that a 2021 phase-out would actually bring a net benefit of €29.9 billion.

More in the annex of our last letter to the Commission
– 16 November 2021 – https://eeb.org/library/eeb-contribution-to-the-public-consultation-amending-eu-regulation-649-2012/
– Podcast- 14 September 2021 – https://www.thelightreviewonline.com/the-real-dangers-of-greenwash/
– PR 27 July 2021- https://eeb.org/european-environmental-bureau-challenge-signifys-contradictory-claims/
– 26 July 2021 – https://eeb.org/library/environmental-ngos-feedback-on-draft-delegated-directive-for-rohs-exemption-categories-4b-4bi-iii-high-pressure-sodium-lamps-with-a-high-colour-rendering-index-80-for-general-lighting-purposes/
– 21 July 2021 – https://eeb.org/library/environmental-ngos-feedback-on-draft-delegated-directive-for-rohs-exemption-categories-1a-1e-single-capped-compact-fluorescent-lamps-for-general-lighting-purposes/
– 16 July 2021 – https://eeb.org/library/environmental-ngos-feedback-on-draft-delegated-directive-for-rohs-exemption-categories-2a1-5-double-capped-linear-fluorescent-lamps/
– https://eeb.org/library/environmental-ngos-feedback-on-draft-delegated-directive-for-rohs-exemption-category-1g/
– 12 July 2021 – https://eeb.org/library/environmental-ngos-feedback-on-draft-delegated-directives-for-rohs-exemption-categories-2b3-3-4c-4e-as-well-as-uv-light-related-1fi-2b4ii-4a-4fiv/
– PR 9 July 2021- https://eeb.org/higher-bills-for-millions-as-eu-lets-lighting-firms-milk-old-technology/
– PR 4 May 2021- https://eeb.org/africa-lights-a-path-for-europe-to-ban-toxic-mercury-in-fluorescent-bulbs/
– Feb 2021- https://eeb.org/library/why-hasnt-the-european-commission-banned-wasteful-lamps/
– Feb 2020 – https://eeb.org/library/mercury-containing-lamp-exemptions-to-rohs-directive/
– Jan 2020 – https://eeb.org/library/making-the-case-for-a-ban-on-mercury-lamps/

CLASP Europe is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation established in 1999 that focuses on appliance & equipment energy performance and quality. CLASP works to mitigate and adapt to climate change and expand access to clean energy.
Working in Europe since 2009, CLASP supports the European Commission and Member States in establishing ambitious ecodesign and energy labelling regulations.
CLASP has conducted pioneering work on quantifying the CO2 savings potential of applying circular economy principles to ecodesign and have been involved in various projects related to market surveillance and market verification and enforcement in Europe.

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) is Europe’s largest network of environmental citizens’ organisations, standing for environmental justice, sustainable development and participatory democracy. Our experts work on climate change, biodiversity, circular economy, air, water, soil, chemical pollution, as well as policies on industry, energy, agriculture, product design and waste prevention.
We are also active on overarching issues as sustainable development, good governance, participatory democracy and the rule of law in Europe and beyond. We have over 160 members in over 35 countries.

ph. © Enrico Rainero

www.eeb.org

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Non-replaceable batteries are bad news for the environment and consumers, new research finds. In the growing market for rechargeable electronics, a growing number of devices contain non-replaceable or non-repairable lithium ion batteries.
Smartphones, laptops, headphones and e-bikes are amongst the products affected by early failure due to poor battery design. Close to 100% of tablet and smartphone batteries are glued in place.

At a time where Europe claims to be a leader on climate and sustainability, most rechargeable batteries in consumer electronics and e-bikes or scooters are either non-replaceable or non-repairable, resulting in shorter product lifetimes, increased electronic waste, loss of rare materials, and unnecessary expenditure for consumers.
These are some of the findings of a report released today by the European Environmental Bureau, the Right to Repair campaign and researchers at the University of Lund.

Rechargeable lithium ion batteries can be found in most of today’s devices, from smartphones, laptops and tablets to electric bikes and scooters, and estimates show that the demand will continue to grow in the next decade: up to 60% for batteries in consumer electronics and 15% for electric bikes and scooters by 2030.

Battery failure is one of the most common problems for many consumer electronics and often the first component to fail in e-bikes and scooters. 42% of smartphones and 27% of laptops repairs are related to battery replacement.
Yet, between inaccessible design, the use of adhesives, software locks, lack of replacement parts, tools and repair information, many batteries are destined never to be replaced, repaired or recycled.

Chloé Mikolajczak, campaigner at the Right to Repair, said: “This is extremely worrying as the average battery life for these products is around 3 years and the majority of repairers we talked to said that the risk of damaging a device while removing the battery has increased. This suggests that a significant number of devices are being prematurely discarded due to battery failure.”

Meanwhile, ensuring that all new phones and tablets sold in the EU in 2030 have easily removable and replaceable batteries could cut the annual emissions of these devices by 30% compared to business as usual, reduce the loss of critical raw materials like cobalt and indium, and save European consumers €19.8 billion.
On top of the report, a coalition of electronic and battery repairers, the recycling industry and environmental NGOs representing at least 500 organisations published a joint statement today calling on the European Commission to take action for more removable, replaceable and repairable batteries in the forthcoming battery regulation.

Jean-Pierre Schweitzer, Policy Officer for product policy at the EEB, said: “While there are many companies working to replace, repair and recycle batteries from electronics like smartphones and e-bikes, poor product design and software are making this increasingly challenging or impossible. Manufacturers are wasting precious resources and forcing consumers to replace devices before they need to. The European Council and Parliament now negotiating the European Batteries Regulation have the power to address all of these issues.”

The European Commission proposed a “Battery regulation” that aims to tackle the whole lifecycle of batteries from the supply chain to disposal, and is currently in the hands of the European Parliament and Council.
The proposal addresses the removability of batteries but overlooks key issues such as light electric vehicles, spare part availability, and software which prevents battery repair.

The Right to Repair European campaign is a coalition of more than 80 organisations from 18 European countries fighting for longer-lasting and more repairable products.

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) is Europe’s largest network of environmental citizens’ organisations, standing for environmental justice, sustainable development and participatory democracy. Our experts work on climate change, biodiversity, circular economy, air, water, soil, chemical pollution, as well as policies on industry, energy, agriculture, product design and waste prevention. We are also active on overarching issues as sustainable development, good governance, participatory democracy and the rule of law in Europe and beyond.
We have over 160 members in over 35 countries.

www.eeb.org

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Conversion of Hard-to-Recycle Plastic. The Alliance to End Plastic Waste, a Global non-profit Organisation, and the Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration (CRDC Global) announced a partnership to scale up a solution to convert hard-to-recycle plastic waste into a concrete additive for building and construction applications.

Through the collaboration, CRDC will expand its footprint in North America with the development of a 14,000 square foot production plant in York, Pennsylvania.
The company will also scale up its existing production plant in Costa Rica, from small-scale commercial production to a full-scale commercial capacity of 90 tons per day when fully operational by mid-2022.

Combined, the two facilities will be able to process up to 24,000 metric tons of plastic waste per year. They will accept all types of mixed plastic waste that would otherwise be sent to landfill or be incinerated—to produce concrete additive, RESIN8. It is suitable for numerous applications including concrete blocks and pavers, pre-cast concrete and poured-in-place concrete. The resultant material is up to 15% lighter or stronger depending on its usage, with up to 20% better insulation properties than traditional concrete. It has already been used by Habitat for Humanity to build housing in Latin America.

“CRDC Global is proud to partner with the Alliance to End Plastic Waste to put circularity to work by scaling up the production of RESIN8, a product that has a positive impact on both the plastics and the construction industries,” said Donald Thomson, Chairman & Founder of CRDC Global. “RESIN8 was designed by and for the construction industry as a functional step towards net-zero. We spent years on research and development to ensure we have a process that can be rapidly scaled to help resolve the waste plastic dilemma.”

“The Alliance is on a mission to end plastic waste in the environment—which means finding viable solutions to advance a circular economy and ensuring their ability to scale for impact. Together with CRDC, we can help drive environmental, economic and social value for hard-to-recycle plastics,” said Jacob Duer, President and CEO of the Alliance. “We’re excited to deliver this solution to the North and Central American markets, with the aim of bringing this to a global audience.”

“We are glad to see innovative solutions like RESIN8 move forward to help improve reuse of plastic waste,” said Marc Forman, President of Georgia-Pacific Recycling, a partner of CRDC. “At Georgia- Pacific, we actively engage in continuous improvement and exploration of innovative solutions that benefit society as part of our business strategy and success measures. In this respect, we welcome the opportunity to work with this unique effort to produce building materials from mixed, hard-to-recycle plastic waste, and we’re looking forward to helping CRDC scale this initiative in the U.S.”

About the Alliance to End Plastic Waste
The Alliance to End Plastic Waste is an international non-profit organisation partnering with government, environmental and economic development NGOs and communities around the world to address the challenge to end plastic waste in the environment. Through programmes and partnerships, the Alliance focuses on solutions in four strategic areas: infrastructure, innovation, education and engagement, and clean up. As of January 2021, the Alliance has more than 50 member companies and supporters representing global companies and organisations across the plastic value chain.

www.endplasticwaste.org

www.crdc.global

Out of gas: renewable heating affordable for all in EU. The answer to soaring gas prices lies in renewable heating, a technology that is ready to replace gas boilers but only affordable in 8 EU countries. To enable consumers to overcome the upfront cost for switching to clean heating, EU governments will need to increase subsidies by €70 billion, a new Coolproducts study reveals.

The switch from gas boilers to renewable heating solutions is still out of reach for many European households.
Households willing to install renewable-sourced heating face a common problem. In general, the upfront cost of installing a heat pump is much higher than a gas boiler, but heat pumps are three times more energy efficient. After some years, the upfront cost of a new heat pump can be offset by savings on energy bills – but significant investment is needed at first.

To measure the affordability of switching to heat pumps and solar thermal, we must look at the period needed to cover their upfront cost through the savings on energy bills, which is known as the “payback time”.

With the existing incentives and prices, an average middle-income family of four members will only find a reasonable payback time (8 years or less) when switching from a fossil fuel boiler to a heat pump in Italy, Portugal, Spain, Finland, Cyprus, Malta, Austria and France.

Simply put, 19 out of 27 EU countries either don’t allocate enough subsidies for families to overcome the upfront price of renewable heating solutions or have disproportionate tax regimes on electricity. A lack of public support is hampering the uptake of heat pumps and solar thermal in Europe.

However, solving this problem would be more feasible than ever for EU governments
To make heat pumps affordable for everyone, member states must increase subsidies by at least €70 billion, an extra mile that could be reduced to €20 billion if a CO2 tax of 100 €/ton was introduced (either with the proposed dedicated ETS scheme or alternatively through the Energy Taxation Directive). Such are the estimations of the latest study carried out by the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) on behalf of the Coolproducts campaign.

– Read here the factsheet report for each EU country and the UK
– Here is the full report if you want to have a deeper reading

Green heat for all
Only about 17.3% of the heating appliances installed in European homes are powered by electricity or use clean technologies.
Time is running out to push gas out of a sector that is responsible for 12% of the EU’s total CO2 emissions, equivalent to the emissions of all the cars in the EU, and 28% of the EU’s annual energy consumption.
The non-emitting technologies, able to replace gas, oil and coal boilers, have been there for years and manufacturers have manifested on several times to be ready for the switch.

The only missing piece in this transition towards clean heating is political will. Firstly, we must ban the sale of gas boilers by 2025, which is imperative for achieving climate neutrality by 2050, as the International Energy Agency (IEA) recommended. Secondly, we need to make the switch to renewable heating affordable for all, which would require an extra effort of €70 billion in subsidies.
Fortunately, the combined effect of the national allocation of recovery and resilience plans together with revenues from carbon pricing could allow governments to cover a great part of the extra effort needed to finance the upfront cost of heat pumps.

Still, our analysis also shows that 20 out of 27 EU governments pay millions of euros in subsidies to have new gas boilers installed in our homes, despite evidence that this is slowing down the uptake of renewable heat and undermining Europe’s 2030 climate goals.
Heat pumps with low-GWP refrigerants and solar-thermal technologies have proven to be a very effective, already available solution to slash emissions, but also to protect citizens from our dependency on gas and its volatile prices. These electricity-powered devices can play a major role in reducing energy poverty as solar and wind power are now cheaper than fossil fuels and do not suffer from market-related problems.

While our analysis focuses on average-income households, additional social measures will have to be taken in order to eliminate barriers to clean heat for low-income households. The proposed Social Climate Fund of the Fit For 55, carbon pricing revenues and further energy poverty programmes must be addressed in order to make the purchase of renewable technologies feasible and the running cost compatible with everyone’s income.

Key facts and figures
– The rough cost estimate for making the replacement of all gas and oil boilers with heat pumps or solar-thermal boilers affordable for all (considering a typical investment of €10k) is €70Bn in the EU.
– This would go down to €20Bn if a CO2 tax of €100 would be in place.
– Ground source heat pumps working on the national electricity mix are the least emitting heating technologies in all member states.
– Air to water heat pumps have lower emissions than gas boilers in all member states except Poland and Estonia, due to the high share of coal in the power sectors of these two states.
– Only in 8 EU countries payback time for heat pumps is acceptable (< 8years) with existing incentives and energy prices.
– If a CO2 tax of €100 is introduced (in some form) heat pumps would have an acceptable payback time in 12 instead of 8 member states
– Southern EU countries (Cyprus, Malta, Portugal and Spain) have shorter payback times as their clean heating technology mix, air-to-air heat pumps combined with solar thermal, is less expensive than an air-to-water or a ground source heat pumps.

Davide Sabbadin, a Policy Officer at the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), said: “Households in Europe are not all equal, at least when it comes to breaking free from fossil gas. Member states and EU institutions must beef up their dedicated funds to overcome upfront costs and set a regulatory framework that eases renewables in the heating market, because carbon pricing alone cannot do the job. Not only can these policies slash emissions massively, but they can also end our dependence on gas and protect citizens from its volatile prices”

Mélissa Zill, Programme Manager for heating at ECOS, said: “The pouring of public funds into polluting technologies must stop. We must stop selling gas and oil boilers as of 2025. Governments must help everyone to make the switch, leaving no one behind. With gas prices soaring and recovery funds being allocated, EU member states stand before a unique window of opportunity.”

Coolproducts is a coalition of NGOs led by the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and the European Environmental Citizens Organisation for Standardisation (ECOS). We campaign to ensure a better product policy for EU citizens and the environment.

The EEB is Europe’s largest network of environmental organisations with over 140 members in 30 countries. ECOS is the only European NGO focusing on environmental standards.

www.eeb.org

www.coolproducts.eu

Recupero componenti elettronici. OSAI, la società canavesana impegnata nella Circular Economy, con lo sviluppo del progetto “Re4M” – sistema innovativo per l’estrazione e selezione dei componenti elettronici destinati al recupero dei metalli preziosi – si è presentata alla fiera Ecomondo quale nuovo partner per modelli di economia circolare.

OSAI (Ticker AIM – OSA), società attiva nella progettazione e produzione di macchine e linee complete per l’automazione e il testing su semiconduttori, ha partecipato a ECOMONDO per illustrare il proprio approccio tecnologico all’urban mining rappresentato dal progetto “Re4M”, il sistema ideato per il riciclo efficiente dei rifiuti elettronici (RAEE) e per la trasformazione in nuova materia prima.
Il progetto, sul quale verranno investiti 5 milioni di Euro, proseguirà nei prossimi due anni con attività di ricerca e sviluppo e la realizzazione di un primo prototipo nel 2023 con la successiva commercializzazione entro la fine del 2025.

Marco Guolo, CTO di OSAI, ha commentato: “Sei anni fa siamo stati chiamati dal Fraunhofer Institute per partecipare ad un innovativo progetto, chiamato ADIR, per la realizzazione di un sistema automatizzato per il disassemblaggio, la seperazione e il recupero dei materiali preziosi dai dispositivi elettronici in disuso. L’obiettivo ambizioso era quello di individuare un nuova tecnologia per lo sfruttamento della miniera urbana.
Dopo l’esperienza positiva maturata nel progetto ADIR e diversi anni di sviluppo nei quali abbiamo appreso le problematiche, le esigenze e le opportunità, siamo in grado di affermare con certezza che applicare l’automazione industriale cambiando il paradigma, ovvero smontare invece di montare, separare invece di unire, in un ambito dove tutto o quasi è fatto a mano, genera grande valore.
L’automazione porta efficienza, applicazione di nuove tecnologie, velocità e qualità e garantisce valore nel recupero della materia prima. Il progetto Re4M sul quale stiamo investendo permetterà di applicare le nostre migliori tecnologie nel riciclo efficiente dei rifiuti elettronici (RAEE), trasformandoli in nuova materia prima da inserire all’interno del processo produttivo in ottica di economia circolare.
Siamo ad Ecomondo per comunicare che abbiamo concretizzato alcune delle nostre idee, abbiamo concepito un impianto di trattamento delle schede elettroniche da RAEE per generare nuovo valore dal rifiuto in maniera efficiente e sostenibile e per applicare quei concetti di economia circolare che ci stanno così a cuore anche dal punto di vista etico”
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Per meglio valorizzare il contesto e l’applicazione del sistema sviluppato dalla Società in ottica di filiera, OSAI ha condiviso lo stand con BTT Italia, azienda italiana che da oltre 40 anni opera nel settore della raffinazione dei metalli preziosi occupandosi di estrarre da diverse matrici, con diverse provenienze, l’elemento più raro, restituendolo alla sua forma più pura.
La complementarietà delle soluzioni presentate in fiera da OSAI e BTT rappresentano una grande occasione per i visitatori di Ecomondo affinchè possano scoprire le potenzialità che la tecnologia sviluppata mette a disposizione del mercato quale soluzione completa per la valorizzazione della miniera urbana.

Fabio Benetti, CEO di OSAI, ha commentato: “con piacere ed emozione OSAI partecipa per la prima volta, quale espositore, ad ECOMONDO, vetrina di grande prestigio nella quale presentare il nostro progetto Re4M, sul quale stiamo investendo in maniera importante per offrire nuove soluzioni in ambito automation al settore dell’urban minig. Avremo inoltre l’onore di condividere lo stand con gli amici di BTT Italia i quali hanno sviluppato una soluzione tecnologica, perfettamente complementare alla nostra, in grado di arrivare dal componente alla raffinazione del metallo prezioso.
La complementarietà delle due soluzioni ci permetterà di far comprendere in manierà più chiara il potenziale al cliente finale e le opportunità di una soluzione completa, perfettamente integrata, che rende il progetto unico al mondo in questo momento”

Osai Automation System, fondata nel 1991 da Carlo Ferrero, è attiva a livello worldwide nella progettazione e produzione di macchine e linee complete per l’automazione e il testing su semiconduttori.
La Società, con sede operativa a Parella (TO), occupa 195 dipendenti ed opera prevalentemente attraverso 5 divisioni: Automazione, Elettronica, Laser Applicato, Semiconduttori e After-sales. La rete distributiva di Osai è costituita da oltre 40 distributori in tutto il mondo, con oltre 50 staff locali e 3 filiali commerciali (USA, Germania e Cina).
Osai è identificabile nel mercato quale solution provider nell’automazione di processo per linee di prodotti che operano prevalentemente in settori ad elevato technology content e tramite un portafoglio di tecnologie trasversale.

 

Efficient recycling of electronic waste

OSAI, the Canavese company committed to the Circular Economy, with the development of the “Re4M” project – an innovative system for the extraction and selection of electronic components for the recovery of precious metals – has presented itself at the Ecomondo fair as a new partner for circular economy models.

OSAI (Ticker AIM – OSA), the company that operates in the field of design and production of machines and complete lines for automation and testing on semiconductors, has illustrate in Ecomondo its technological approach to urban mining represented by the “Re4M” project, the system designed for the efficient recycling of electronic waste (WEEE) and for its transformation into new raw material.
The project, in which 5 million euros will be invested, will continue over the next two years with research and development activities and the construction of a first prototype in 2023 with subsequent commercialization by the end of 2025.

Marco Guolo, CTO of OSAI, stated: “Six years ago we were called by the Fraunhofer Institute to participate in an innovative project, called ADIR, for the construction of an automated system for the disassembly, separation and recovery of precious materials from disused electronic devices. The ambitious goal was to identify a new technology for the exploitation of the urban mine.
After the positive experience gained in the ADIR project and several years of development in which we learned the problems, needs and opportunities, we are able to say with certainty that applying industrial automation by changing the paradigm, i.e. disassembling instead of assembling, separating instead of joining, in an area where everything or almost everything is done by hand, generates great value. Automation brings efficiency, application of new technologies, speed and quality and guarantees value in the recovery of raw materials.
The Re4M project in which we are investing will allow us to apply our best technologies in the efficient recycling of electronic waste (WEEE), transforming them into a new raw material to be included in the production process with a view to circular economy. We were at Ecomondo to communicate that we have implemented some of our ideas, we have conceived a treatment plant for electronic cards from WEEE to generate new value from waste in an efficient and sustainable way and to apply those concepts of circular economy that are so important to us from an ethical point of view “.

To better enhance the context and application of the system developed by the Company from a supply chain perspective, OSAI will share the stand with BTT Italia, an Italian company that has been operating in the precious metals refining sector for over 40 years, taking care of extracting from different matrices, with different origins, the rarest element, returning it to its purest form.
The complementarity of the solutions presented at the fair by OSAI and BTT represent a great opportunity for Ecomondo visitors to discover the potential that the developed technology makes available to the market as a complete solution for the enhancement of the urban mine.

Fabio Benetti, CEO of OSAI, commented: “With pleasure and emotion, OSAI participates for the first time, as an exhibitor, in ECOMONDO, a highly prestigious showcase in which to present our Re4M project, in which we are investing heavily to offer new automation solutions for the urban minig. We will also have the honor of sharing the stand with friends of BTT Italia who have developed a technological solution, perfectly complementary to ours, able to go from the component to the refining of the precious metal. The complementarity of the two solutions will allow us to make the end customer understand more clearly the potential and the opportunities of a complete, perfectly integrated solution, which makes the project unique in the world at the moment “

Osai Automation System, founded in 1991 by Carlo Ferrero, operates worldwide in the design and production of machines and complete lines for automation and testing on semiconductors.
The Company, with operational headquarters in Parella (TO), employs 195 people and operates mainly through 5 divisions: Automation, Electronics, Applied Laser, Semiconductors and After-sales.
The Osai distribution network is made up of over 40 distributors all over the world, with over 50 local staff and 3 commercial branches (USA, Germany and China).
Osai can be identified in the market as a solution provider in process automation for product lines that operate mainly in sectors with high technology content and through a cross technology portfolio.

www.osai-as.it

Conclusi Ecomondo e Key Energy 2021. La strada per la transizione ecologica è tracciata e passa da Rimini, dove si sono tenuti Ecomondo e Key Energy, i due saloni dedicati all’economia circolare ed alle energie rinnovabili, organizzati da Italian Exhibition Group, con risultati ben oltre le più rosee previsioni.

Quasi l’85% di presenze rispetto all´ultima edizione pre-covid, più di 1.080 marchi presenti a tutto quartiere per il 90% della superficie, 500 ore di convegni e seminari, con il decennale degli Stati Generali della Green Economy, sono i numeri che confermano che la spinta alla transizione ecologica passa anche dalle due storiche manifestazioni di Rimini.

Luogo di confronto e soprattutto business per una comunità di imprese, istituzioni, enti e organizzazioni che nei saloni di Rimini si sono confrontati sulle tematiche oggi al centro delle agende di tutti i governi, e legate in particolare alle opportunità connesse all’avvio del PNRR alla vigilia di un appuntamento politico fondamentale come la COP26 di Glasgow.
Importante e qualificata, inoltre, la partecipazione governativa italiana, così come l´egida della Commissione europea, a rimarcare l’importanza che queste manifestazioni hanno assunto negli anni come punto di riferimento sia nell’area del Mediterraneo sia per istituzioni di primo livello europeo per policy e ricerca ed innovazione nei settori indicati.

Bioeconomia circolare, risorse idriche, trattamento dei rifiuti e processi di digitalizzazione che portano la green economy nel perimetro di industria 4.0 sono tra le novità di filiera più interessanti di questa edizione 2021.
Le aziende che lavorano sui processi e il monitoraggio sono l’anello di raccordo tra la raccolta dei materiali di scarto e la materia prima seconda. Cresciuti, anche in termini di business generato in fiera, le bioenergie e il fotovoltaico e tutto il settore dell’illuminazione smart nelle città legato all’efficientamento e alla sicurezza.

Il salone biennale dei veicoli per l’ecologia SAL.VE ha messo insieme in un’unica vetrina telaisti e allestitori dei mezzi per l’igiene urbana e gli allestimenti per la raccolta differenziata con mezzi a propulsione ibrida o full electric.

Dalle presse meccaniche alle stampanti 3D alimentate da plastiche bio, industria e startup sono state visitate da operatori qualificati e orientati al business, che fanno dei due saloni appuntamenti di green business.
Cresciuta anche la percentuale di stand che sono stati allestiti con materiali sostenibili, ottenuti dal riciclo di legno d’arredi o altri materiali di edilizia, dai pannelli alle piastrelle.

Con gli eventi di Ecomondo, curati dal Comitato scientifico presieduto dal professor Fabio Fava – è stata condotta un’analisi puntuale sul tema della rigenerazione dell’ambiente, in linea con le raccomandazioni del Green Deal europeo.
Grazie alle “conferenze faro” sono state identificate le azioni che potranno consentire una rigenerazione sistemica ed inclusiva delle nostre manifatture, delle nostre città, del patrimonio naturale, suolo, acque e mari, per un pronto recupero economico, ambientale e sociale del Paese assieme all’Europa e all’area del Mediterraneo.

Nella sessione inaugurale di Key Energy, uno studio preparato per questo evento dall’Energy Strategy Group del Politecnico di Milano ha approfondito le opportunità legate al PNRR, in particolare in termini di ricadute economiche e occupazionali: si parla di più di 64 miliardi di euro di ricavi aggiuntivi, oltre a 132mila posti di lavoro in più.
Si è parlato inoltre, nei convegni curati dal Comitato scientifico presieduto da Gianni Silvestrini, delle novità in arrivo, dall’eolico off-shore all’agro-fotovoltaico, dalle Comunità energetiche all’idrogeno, di strategie climatiche, nonché dei primi interessanti risultati sui fronti del Superbonus e della mobilità elettrica.

Italian Exhibition Group dà l’appuntamento al mondo della Green Economy e delle energie rinnovabili al 2022, anno in cui è da segnare in calendario anche il nuovo evento SOLAR EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE by Key Energy, dal 23 al 25 marzo 2022 nel quartiere fieristico di Rimini: una tre giorni dedicata esclusivamente all’industria dell’energia solare e alle sue filiere con area espositiva, convegni, incontri e dibattiti.
L’evento, dal format innovativo e altamente focalizzato sulle esigenze delle aziende e delle community del solare, si terrà in sinergia e in contemporanea con la seconda edizione di FORUMTECH, l’evento di formazione e informazione di ITALIA SOLARE organizzato il 23 marzo 2022.
Sempre nel 2022, in programma anche due eventi internazionali: CDEPE – Chengdu International Environmental Protection Expo powered by Ecomondo, la più grande fiera di tecnologia verde nel mercato della Cina occidentale, dal 20 al 22 maggio 2022 a Chengdu (e quest’anno dal 18 al 20 novembre) e Ecomondo Mexico, dal 12 al 14 luglio 2022 a León, organizzato in partnership con Deutsche Messe.

FOCUS ON ITALIAN EXHIBITION GROUP
Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), quotata sul Mercato Telematico Azionario organizzato e gestito da Borsa Italiana S.p.A., ha maturato negli anni, con le strutture di Rimini e Vicenza, una leadership domestica nell’organizzazione di eventi fieristici e congressuali e ha sviluppato attività estere – anche attraverso joint-ventures con organizzatori globali o locali, negli Stati Uniti, Emirati Arabi, Messico, India e in Cina – che l’hanno posizionata tra i principali operatori europei del settore.

www.ecomondo.com

www.keyenergy.it

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