During the Workshop SiCON 2020, Dr. Alif Chebbi from microDISAT, Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Milano – Bicocca, Italy, has presented the recent advances in the synthesis of biosurfactants using winery residues for potential applications to treat hydrocarbon-contaminated soils.
For an effective biosurfactant production, the presentation highlighted a novel alternative for the pretreatments and hydrolysis methods of the widely-known agricultural wastes (i.e., non-fermented, fermented grape marc, and grape lees). These preliminary activities are part of the project “Circular economy in olive oil and wine sectors. Valorization of by-products and residues through innovative processes and new business models (CREIAMO)”.
From the leading institution of the project, Professor Mentore Vaccari and Dr. Franco Hernán Gómez members of the Dept. of Civil, Environmental, Architectural Engineering, and Mathematics – University of Brescia, have also participated in the same workshop Sicon2020 in Rome and they actively participated in raising awareness about the proposed circular economy concept, as innovative alternatives for treating contaminated soils.
CREIAMO_Project. Partners: University of Brescia – University of Milano Bicocca– ENEA (Sustainability Department, Resource Valorisation Lab, Casaccia Research Center)
Funded by: Fondazione Cariplo