Exhibitors 2021


Valorizzazione dei prodotti bio-based

Valorizzazione dei prodotti bio-based

Examples of Circular Bioeconomy created by the ENEA Laboratory "Bioproducts and Bioprocesses" through the intelligent use of renewable biological resources, wastewater, by-products to obtain bio-based products for the Food and no-Food sectors.
Presentation of processes for the treatment of wastewater from olive milling, for the production of nutraceuticals and food supplements from citrus waste, for the enhancement of residual matrices with a high protein content for the recovery of intermediates for the production of biopolymers, for the bio- storage; for the identification of new functional foods or food inks with high nutritional value.




Valorizzazione dei prodotti bio-based

Gian Paolo Leone, Daniele Pizzichini, Claudio Russo

Gian Paolo Leone is graduated in Chemical Engineering (1998) at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" with a final grades of 107/110. From 1999 to 2000 he worked for the Regional Council of Abruzzo taking care of the administrative tasks of the regional law number 2/97 concerning regulations about water resources (law number 36/94). In 2000 he was hired by ENEA (permanent work since 2008). Currently he is a researcher at the Laboratory Bio-products and Bio-processes focusing on the study and development of extraction processes by supercritical fluid of biomolecules from agro-food matrices (e.g. microalgae, officinal plants, buckwheat bran, flower) or on the optimization of production by supercritical technology in some sectors such as textiles and food. Gian Paolo is experienced in conducting pilot plants in supercritical and over the past few years he gained a parallel experience even in the context of membrane filtration technologies by taking part to researches about agro-industrial waste treatment (olive mill wastewaters) or about the extraction and concentration of steviol glycosides from Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni leaves.


Daniele Pizzichini is a Biotechnologist. He gained his degree in Molecular Biology in 2003 on the topic of “metabolic engineering of carotenoids in Potato” at University of Rome La Sapienza and obtained the PhD in 2008 at University of L’Aquila on the “Transcriptomics of saffron”. In 2004 Daniele started a collaboration with GENELAB s.r.l. (an ENEA spin-off company), exploring the field of applied processes technologies and in particular membranes filtration techniques. From 2007 he was technical director for GENELAB-srl. Daniele followed many projects in the field of valorization of agronomical biomasses as milk, cheesewhey, olive mill wastewaters, grape pomaces and so on. During this period Daniele participated and leaded specific activities in process research and technology transfer in collaboration with several italian food industries (Oleifici Mataluni, Calatrasi Winery, Urbani tartufi), among these experiences one of the most relevant (2009-2012) was the industrialization of an ENEA patent. A prototype-plant based on membrane filtration technologies dedicated to polyphenols recoverying from olive milling by-products was designed, realized and executed in the early stages from Genelab crew. This project originated a novel Start-up Phenofarm. The Genelab experience has continued with the, Project of LIFE4MAR-PICCOLO (www.lifemarpiccolo.it) in partnership with ENEA, where a membrane pilot plant for the removal of organic pollutants /heavy metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from sediment of Mare Piccolo in Taranto was designed, and executed by Genelab staff. Starting from 2015 Daniele got the position of researcher at ENEA (Italian National agency for new technologies, energy and sustainable development) (department of Sustainability ) he is actually engaged in projects and collaborations with public institutions (Project ABASA) and privates Partners (Granarolo, Laros, Nahvetec) in the the field of valorization of by-products from food and non-food effluents through the recovery of chemicals and water in a perspective of applied models of Circular Economy.


Dr.Claudio Russo. Environmental scientist. The professional experience has been gained for over 15 years in the Research Center ENEA-Casaccia of Rome. His research has been focused on the development of membrane separation technologies applied in the agro-food sector to fractionate and recover high added value substances and water and/or to solve the environmental problem related to the waste water disposal, in the treatment process of industrial waste to purify and reuse water in a closed cycle and in the desalination of seawater or brackish water for civil or industrial purposes. is actually Researcher at ENEA C.R. Casaccia in Rome (dep. Sustainability Biotechnology and agricultural division, bio-process and bio-products laboratory).



 Life
  J.S.16 (pav. J) - ENEA
 2021

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