The first “plastic-to-fuel” plant is made in Trentino

11/06/2019 FBK is a partner in the project that will transform non-recyclable plastic into Eco Fuel, a fuel compliant with transportation standards, which can be used in existing engines or in industrial plants.

A new model of development that has its pillars in the Circular Economy, and in the synergy of experiences and skills.

RIPLAID (Reconversion of Plastics in Hydrocarbons), the project launched by the Florence-based company Firmin Srl, in which FBK also participates, actually stemmed from this basis. It intends to develop the first plant on an industrial scale for the conversion of non-recyclable polyolefin plastic into biofuel to be placed directly on the market.

To give life to the initiative, Firmin established Lifenergy Italia and involved in the project, in addition to FBK, Demont (Plant engineering company in the energy and Oil & Gas industries) and the CINSA Consortium (National Inter-university Consortium for the development of Environmental Science, based at the University of Parma).

Fondazione Bruno Kessler will strategicly contribute to the project by bringing scientific and technological skills, critical to production processes characterized by a high degree of innovation and complexity.