11 Italian Regions
At A Glance

Area: 196.120 km²

Total population: 41.159.378

Bioeconomy maturity: Medium (at average)

Bioeconomy strategy: Yes (at national level)

Main feedstock: Agricultural residues, forest residues, feedstock from forest-based and from aquatic-based industries, municipal waste, water waste treatment and sludge, CO2

POWER4BIO partner: SPRING Cluster

Contact person for 11 Italian regions plus the Autonomous Province of Trento: Cantone Sara


Bioeconomy Strategy

  • April 20th, 2017: National Bioeconomy Strategy officially presented

Main Targets Of The Region Regarding Bioeconomy

  • Sustaining the bioeconomy as a model of territorial regeneration
  • Favouring the networking between private and public stakeholders in the field of bioeconomy
  • Maximizing the positive impacts of bioeconomy value chains
  • Encouraging industries, R&D centres and territories in developing new bio-based value chains
  • Turn the Mediterranean biodiversity into high added value products for industry
  • Reindustrialize decommissioned /polluted sites and create synergies with the agricultural sector

Main Stakeholders
In The Region

Regions and regionals policy bodies

National policy makers (Ministries)

National clusters Universities and research centres

Technology parks and regional incubators

Innovative start-ups

Financial institutions

More involvement of micro and small enterprises is needed, especially in the primary production sector.

Available Biomass Sources
At Regional Level

  • Agricultural waste
  • Lignocellulosic and forestry residues
  • Organic waste from urban area
  • Livestock waste & other industrial residues from agri-food industry

All Regions Participating In POWER4BIO

Ten regions from nine different countries are participating in POWER4BIO, five of which coming from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and five from Western and Southern Europe (WSE).