SESSION C5 / 17 November 2020 / 14:45 - 15:15
MEET THE EXPERT
Luca Fiori, University of Trento (IT)
The HTC process for residual biomass valorization
The talk presents a general overview of the hydrothermal processes, and then it focuses on hydrothermal carbonization (HTC). How does HTC work, which the suitable waste, which the HTC products and their potential uses, which the prospects and challenges of this appealing technology for residual biomass valorization. Finally, the EU project C2Land funded by the EIT Climate-KIC - centered on OFMSW valorization through coupling anaerobic digestion, HTC and composting - is outlined.
Luca Fiori is Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Trento. His research interests deal with the valorization of residual biomass and organic waste for energy and material recovery. He is passionate about the biosphere and the circular economy which he declines in terms of innovation in process engineering. In the last years Luca Fiori research group become an international reference as regard to hydrothermal processes, hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) in particular.