The presentation of the results and possible scenarios during an event organized by the Intubando Association, which will be held February 21 at the "Michele De Napoli" Art Gallery of Terlizzi (Italy).
Is it possible to produce energy without consuming scarce resources, such as timber, or polluting as coal? Why not reuse the waste materials to create something new and thus reduce the volume of waste? These are just some of the questions that three young Apulian wondered when they conceived the project "Sustainable outing ", winner of the call for applications of the Region of Puglia "Principi Attivi 2012" and has received the support, as a partner, the National Park of 'Alta Murgia, Legambiente Puglia and the GAL Terre di Murgia. Following the assignation of regional funds, the arch. Andrea Mangiatordi, the arch. Andrea Silvestri and Alessandro Chiapperini have formed the Intubando Association and, as part of the project funded, have conducted research studies, design and prototyping of pyrolytic stove and structures made of materials for reuse, such as plastic crates and pallets. The final output will be, in fact, a recreational facility made by materials of reuse and accompanied by a pyrolytic oven, which will be installed in the coming months on the Park of Alta Murgia, in location Jazzo Rosso.
But what is a pyrolytic oven? Currently you burn biomass to produce energy, essentially wood or coal, which cause the production of carbon monoxide, volatile compounds, particulate matter, nitrogen oxides and other emissions, potentially dangerous in large quantities. The pyrolytic stove is a stove model that is actually based on a technology not recent: the biomass used as fuel is triggered by a normal combustion but, soon after, thanks to the temperatures reached and so the absence of oxygen, you get the extraction of the gas content which feed the flame.
There are many advantages: since it is not the combustion of biomass production of toxic gases is drastically reduced; the energy yield is significantly higher than the traditional combustion; you can burn any natural organic material from the waste from agricultural processing; the waste material (biochar) consists of charcoal (with much of the amount of carbon dioxide of the original material) that can be mixed with agricultural land by improving the composition and including acting as a "trap" for the carbon dioxide that will not be returned circulating.
The results of the studies conducted on these issues by the Intubando Association will be presented at the conference entitled "Pyrolysis, reuse and self-construction: energy from the earth to the earth", during which will be discussed possible applications of pyrolysis and the biochar in agriculture. The event will be attended by the Mayor of the City of Terlizzi, Dr. Nicola Gemmato, the Councillor for Agriculture, Raffaele Cataldi, Ing. Giuseppe Cannarozzo, security expert at work, Ing. Antonio Di Corato, district president Florovivaistico of Puglia. The conference will be held in the conference room of the Pinacoteca De Napoli Terlizzi next February 21 starting at 16:30.