Vetroresin reuse

Thematic objective: B.4 Environmental protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation
Priority: Priority B.4.2 Reduce municipal waste generation and promote source-separated collection and the optimal exploitation of its organic component
Brief description of the project: The disposal of nautical products based on fiberglass is an important environmental issue today. In Europe alone there are about 600,000 boats more than 30 years old and in less than 10 years they will have to be discharged. The project intends to develop and test technology to treat fiberglass through a specific plasma gasification technology so as to reuse it for energy production electricity to be either channeled into networks or used for the plant itself. The combustion of endothermic gas will be released into the atmosphere with a polluting concentration nearing zero harmful emissions. The resulting products of the gasifier are fiberglass fibers added in heavy metals completely inerted and usable as a filler. Once testing is completed, these types of gasifiers could be installed in the plants that already treat fiberglass.
Main objectives – issues to be addressed: Dispose of vetroresin from old boats and reuse it for electricity production, reducing to minimal amounts and making harmless the remaining inorganic parts
Expected results: - Enhancement of current recreational boat vetroresin - Management, recycling by reusing waste to preduce energy. - Reuse of waste products - Reduction of waste products
Partners already involved: open dialogue with SMEs, italian NGOs with experience in alternative Energy production, universities, and vetroresin disposal centers in Italy
Partners searched: Agencies, SMEs or Universities, Training centres, NGOs with experience in alternative Energy production, vetroresin disposal centers outside of Italy.
Total estimated budget: To be defined after potential partners defined and activities allocated
First name: Dario
Last name: Vineis
Name of the organisation: Fondazione ClimAbita
Type of organisation: Other
Other: Private Foundation
City: Bolzano
Country: Italy
Email: giovanna.codato@jedge.net
Phone number: +393403341121
Skype contact: ggcodato
Website: http://www.climabitafoundation.org