The benchmark event in Europe for technological and industrial innovation. An international event with an innovative format that brings together all sectors of the circular economy on a single platform: from the recovery of materials and energy to sustainable development.
- Event Type:
- Trade Show/Exhibition
- Nov. 7-10, 2023
- Rimini Expo Centre
- Rimini , Italy
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We enable companies with the most skilled national and international buyers to make contact, and we work all year with a targeted community and the leading experts in the circular economy.
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We cover the new regulatory priorities in the fields of research, innovation and training in a professional environment; in partnership with industrial associations, ministries, research institutions, the European Commission, the OECD, European technological platforms and international initiatives.
We are the only platform in Europe to offer a broad programme of conferences, workshops and seminars to present national and international evidence and new trends relating to the various strands of the circular economy, including building, packaging, electronics and the automotive industry.
Waste processing technologies and machinery.
Systems and containers for all types of waste.
Equipment and vehicles for waste collection and transport; focus on sanitation.
Handling and lifting machinery and equipment.
Recovery, valorisation and integrated management services for various materials.
Valorisation and services for integrated waste management
The final approval at European level of the Circular Economy Package and its subsequent transposition at national level offer the system comprised of recovery and recycling companies (the real drivers of the circular economy) the chance to embrace the challenge of evolving and transforming from the waste recycling model typically associated with a linear economy to a fully-fledged circular economy system.
On show, the technology that enables innovative solutions in the integrated management and valorisation of materials, making it possible to increase the efficiency of manufacturing processes, thus offering new options for materials recovery and supplying the market with the secondary raw materials that meet the ever-growing demand from the manufacturing industry (alongside supplies of virgin raw materials).
Technology and machinery for waste processing
A special focus on equipment and technologies for the selection and recovery of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap and its preparation for sale, the treatment of special and hazardous waste, the recovery and treatment of WEEE, end-of-life vehicles and worn tyres; the wood and plastics, glass, paper and cardboard and packaging supply chains are represented.
Companies in attendance include the Italian and international key players in the sector.
Equipment and vehicles for the collection and transportation of waste
On show, all the major technological innovations, the latest new patents and excellent new products in the market of solid and liquid waste collection and removal vehicles, as well as cisterns for draining septic tanks and hazardous waste. A broad range of skips and compactors for differentiated waste collection and storage units of various types and for different uses will also be presented, for urban furnishings, domestic and special waste collection.
Plenty of space will be dedicated to vehicles for road and industrial cleaning and maintenance.
The entire range of production for industrial vehicles and/or special vehicles for the collection, transport and disposal of solid and liquid waste will be at the Show.
Systems and containers for waste
Machinery and equipment for moving and lifting
The entire industrial supply chain will be on show, represented by leading companies in waste lifting and moving, splitting and all equipment for demolition, inert systems for recycling inert materials, materials from C&D and roads and for reusing them. Components and attachments will also be present.
- Strategic partners:
- ASCOMAC: Italian Machinery Commerce Federation, with the Associations
- CANTIERMACCHINE - UNIMOT – UNICEA
- UNACEA: Italian Association of Construction Equipment & Attachment Companies
Ecodesign and new materials
Repair and refurbishment services
- Bioenergy: biomass, bioliquids, biogas, processes and products.
- Circular bioeconomy, biomaterials, blue economy.
- Aquaculture and fishing.
- Ecodesign of products and processes.
- Repair services.
The focus on biobased industry and the bioeconomy, promoting and enhancing the new economic and cultural model of the CIRCULAR BIOECONOMY. The aim is to optimise business for all companies engaged in production of renewable organic resources and converting them, through innovative and efficient industrial biotechnologies, into organically based, bioenergy-derived products, including food and animal feed, under the heading of 'chemicals'.
Leading the supply chain are companies that develop biopolymers, bioplastics, producers of organic waste-derived material converters, in short, all the small-large biorefineries (Novamont, first and foremost, and other major players of the traditional global chemical industry) as well as producers of systems for composting, anaerobic digestion, the agro-industrial supply chain and leading engineering companies.
Exhibitor Targets: industrial biotechnology, algae, biomass, biorefineries, biopolymers, bioenergy, biofuels, biobased chemicals, biobased lubricants, biobased surfactants, biobased materials, including building materials
Visitor Targets: purchasers looking for applications from biochemical companies, systems, feedstock, suppliers, consultants, R&D investors and analysts, professionals, researchers at academic institutions, policy-makers, regulators, NGOs.
Ecomondo confirms its status as one of the key events on the calendar for this strategic sector, forming a 'bridge” between the gas and electric systems.
This is thanks to the collaboration established in recent years with CIB - Italian Biogas Consortium (logo) and the recent regulation introduced with the decree on biomethane by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, which has been decisive for the development of this sector, bringing flexibility to the national energy system.
Among the essential innovations is the fixed-price buy-back of surplus biomethane by GSE and CIC, which will guarantee the bankability of investments in the sector, and the reconversion of existing systems.
It is estimated that boosting biomethane production could avoid 197 mln tons of CO2 emissions (scenario by 2050), based on figures recorded to date. (Source: Althesis).
The development of the supply chain would also make it possible, by as early as 2030, to create over 21 thousand jobs and to generate tax revenue of 16 billion euros through business taxes and taxation on salaries and wages.
There are many positive knock-on effects:
- existing systems for production of electricity from biogas will be safeguarded, with incentives for energy produced offered alongside those for biomethane.
- The feeding of biomethane into the natural gas grid or fuelling stations could provide the electricity system with reserve and balancing services, constituting a turning point for businesses.
- Lastly, there is the additional desirable prospect of the creation of flexible plants for CHP production (heat+power) and biomethane, which would deliver highly and rapidly flexible electricity generation.
The aim is to highlight the numerous existing systems and biotechnologies for the production of renewable gas from biogenic sources and hydrogen from renewable sources, accompanying the development of other intermittent renewables (sun and wind) and attributing new value to gas infrastructure.
Decontamination and regeneration of polluted sites.
Hydrogeological instability and reforestation
Sustainable management of ports, sediments and coasts.
- Marine litter, ship building and ship transport.
Reclamation of contaminated sites and regeneration
Reclamation of contaminated sites and regeneration
This is the area dedicated to Technologies for Reclamation and Management of Contaminated Sites.
In partnership with the key players in the sector: Federchimica (Italian Chemical Industry Foundation), Unione Petrolifera (Petroleum Union), Italian Ministry for the Environment, Ispra (Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research), Syndial, ISS (Italian Health Institute), SusChem, Italy Environmental Biotechnology section of the European Federation of Technology and others.
This area will host companies that excel in decommissioning activities, reusing brownfield sites, abandoned industrial areas, run-down and abandoned districts, the reclamation and reuse of which today represents a crucial challenge in Italy too.
The new sector of Ecomondo dedicated to systems and solutions for preventing hydrogeological risk and major climate-related risks, flooding and coastal erosion.
Global Water Expo is the section dedicated to all stages in the integrated water cycle supply chain, from collection to its return to the environment.
Reuse and recycling of waste water for civil and industrial irrigation.
Integrated monitoring solutions (water, air, soil).
Management of water infrastructure.
Digitisation: Water 4.0, IoT, IA, BigData, Cybersecurity.
Efficient use of water resources.
Exhibiting companies include those dealing with water treatment and recovery systems, waste water and rainwater treatment and reuse, purification sludge treatment and disposal, urban, agricultural and industrial purification system design and management, processes, products and systems for treating and purifying industrial process and waste water, channels, pipes, valves and junctions, manholes, goods, pumps, turbines, inverters, controllers, monitoring and energy efficiency systems, flow meters, remote control, drinking water distributors and domestic purifiers.
As far as conferences are concerned, issues will be addressed in synergy with European circular economy development policy, eco-innovation and technical, economic and environmental sustainability in the water sector, from the urban cycle to agriculture and industry. Innovation will be discussed, and specifically major international Horizon2020 projects with a focus on the Mediterranean basin and the circular economy (e.g. SMART-Plant; Hydrousa) in which scores of European, Middle Eastern and North African companies and organisations are taking part. This year an important strategic event will be dedicated to the European and Italian phosphorous platform, with the participation of many companies throughout the life cycle. The exploitation of purification sludge and water safety plans will be analysed with reference to the new European directives and national legislation.
In addition to the main national points of reference, world-renowned technologists will be in attendance, such as the secretary of the European phosphorous platform and representatives of the European Commission, the circular economy in the water sector and the WssTP platform.
Start-ups and Innovation
The space dedicated to innovative start-ups and Italian and international scale-ups that offers products/services relating to green technologies, environmental sustainability in energy and sustainable mobility. The Start-up & Scale-up Innovation initiative is organised by Italian Exhibition Group SpA, promoted in partnership with ICE and has ART-ER as its main partner.
Reducing and preventing food waste is a priority for institutions, companies and citizens if we are to meet Objective 12 of the 2030 agenda. Technologies, innovative solutions and best practices to guarantee food quality and reduce waste in the pre- and post-consumption phases will be presented.
Textile Observatory created in 2021, the hub that aims to bring together all the main components of the value chain, including waste producers, operators, recoverers, institutions, consortia and trade associations, research and development institutes, the best technological innovations in the field. The idea is to focus on sustainable textile production and promote ecosustainable design.
From trenchless technologies to coastal regeneration and enhancement through eco-dredging, we will bring to the show concrete examples of Italian-made excellence in environmental protection. The aim is to attract operators interested in providing design services or products or those proposing major works. MGO
Want to exhibit? Here 5 good reasons to do so
- Establish new contacts
- Meetings with potential national and international customers
- Opportunities to speak at conferences and seminars
- Matchmaking with selected buyers
- Networking during workshops and events
- Develop new business
- Contacts at the stand with new visitors
- Discussions with a wide range of professional interested in your innovations and technologies
- Meetings with experts for the development of new businesses
- Scouting for new customers
- Publicise your brand
- Opportunities to sponsor Ecomondo conventions at the show
- Opportunities to organise a conference, a workshop and a seminar
- Attend Ecomondo events worldwide
- Visibility of your brand on all our Ecomondo communication channels: website, newsletter, social channels, publications
- Develop international business
- Matchmaking with international buyers
- Attend international events at the show and the events we organise in the main international markets of interest to companies
- International contacts with top experts and opinion leaders
- Opportunities to sponsor Ecomondo international conferences
- Become an innovation leader
- Talk about your innovations at conventions and seminars
- Attend or organise themed exhibitions
- Present your technologies and innovative ideas on the Ecomondo website and at the show
- Meet start-ups and plan business with them
- Talk to our scientific committee to design the future of the circular economy together
The value of belonging to the Ecomondo community
- Get to know the latest technological developments and international best practices
- Meet opinion leaders and the most innovative entrepreneurs in the circular economy
- Find solutions and improve your company’s efficiency
- Talk to the circular economy’s leading experts: scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, managers
- Find out about the latest international regulations
- Gain a vision of the future
- Network with all green & circular economy professionals
- Get training and boost your expertise
- Attend conventions and international conferences
- Find new ideas and inspiration
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