Health and Safety risk assessment – Italian Pilot Plant update

As the construction of our Italian pilot plant enters its final phase, the project is ensuring the plant meets all health and safety requirements. At our pilot plant located in the North of Italy (at family run farm Chiesa) we are nearly ready to start processing waste from tomatoes and cereals to produce biobased products such as lycopene, ferulic acid, cutin, and hydrocompost.

Agrimax partner ARCHA, an Italian SME that provides chemical & biological analytical, research and consultancy services has been performing a health & safety risk assessment to ensure compliance with Italian safety regulations.

The biorefinery is adopting novel methods for coordinating and managing the provision of waste feedstocks to the pilot plant. The plants are designed to accept multiple feedstocks and an online stakeholder platform and will coordinate the provision of waste from many regional producers. This will help maximise the use of the pilot plants throughout the year and address seasonal and regional fluctuations, thereby maximising efficiency and profitability.

For further updates on the biorefineries keep an eye on our website and Twitter feed. If you are interested in converting your wastes or testing our products, please get in touch with us!