Acea Pinerolese – Pinerolo (TO) – Italy

ANAEROBIC DIGESTION PLANT

FIRST OF ITS KIND IN ALL SOUTHERN EUROPE FOR THE COMPLEXITY OF THE SYSTEM AND THE WIDE RANGE OF TECHNOLOGIES EMPLOYED, THE POLO ECOLOGICO INTEGRATO PLANT BUILT BY ACEA REPRESENTS A COMPLETE AND INTEGRATED SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM OF DISPOSAL OF ORGANIC WASTE FROM THE PROVINCE OF TURIN.

THE ANAEROBIC TREATMENT PLANT PROCESSING SOURCE SPARATED FOOD WASTE USES A PATENTED AND INNOVATIVE SYSTEM, THE FLORAWIVA MORETM AND  COW, AN ENTSORGA’S PROPRIETARY SOLUTION.

COMPANY

ACEA Pinerolese  IndustrialeS.p.A, an Italian multiutility leader in the renewable energy sector, is also one of the most advanced Italian companies in research and development of innovative technologies for the environment. In early 2000 Acea patented an innovative system for the anaerobic digestion of food waste. The Florawiva MORETM reliably operating at the Ecopark since 2007, is now exclusively distributed by Entsorga.

PROJECT

The concept of Polo Ecologico Integrato grew from the idea of maximizing the value of waste as a “resource” and limiting waste and emissions, impact on the surroundings and liabilities by integrating technically and logistically several process solutions. Building on the concept of integration Acea added to a preexisting composting plant an anaerobic digestion plant capable of processing reliably source separated residential and commercial food waste, providing a complete seamless solution for the needs of the local community.

SOLUTION

The plant, uses the patented Florawiva MORETM associated with the Cow aerobic composting, an innovative system able to recover biogas from organic waste and, for the first time in Italy, produce biomethane. Serving an area with approximately 800,000 residents in the Province of Turin, today the Acea integrated Polo Ecologico Integrato represents one of the most effective state of the art solutions for the processing of organic waste.

Company: Acea
Waste: SOURCE SEPARATED ORGANIC WASTE
Plant: ANAEROBIC DIGESTION
Capacity: 90.000 T/Y
Output: BIOGAS TO STEAM AND POWER: 10.241.500 NM3/Y
Start up: 2002-2003