Within the end of November, Vegea will conclude the activities of its “Waste4Fuel” project.

It is a collateral activity in respect to the company core business, and it aims to increase its know-how in the field of circular economy and bio-based economy.

This project was focused on the productive development of second generation bioethanol starting from the Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste (OFMSW), in particular on the use of lignolyticfungi in order to increase the digestibility of the material and the process yields.

The use of fungi achieves comparable performances in respect to commercially available technologies, with a significant decrease on both economic and environmental impact.

The project “Waste4Fuel” has been supported financially by Regione Lombardia and the European Union through the program PON FESR 2014-2020.