Sesto San Giovanni

Located in the suburbs of Milan, in the Lombardia region, northern Italy, Sesto San Giovanni is a town with a long-standing industrial tradition that has left its mark on the territory. Italian partner Group CAP will manage the CIRCULAR BIOCARBON biorefinery in the city.

Following public consultations which started in 2016, construction of the biorefinery in Italy will start in 2022 with the reconversion of two biodigesters in the already existing thermal-valorisation plant and the wastewater treatment plant, in Sesto San Giovanni and managed by CAP.

Why Sesto San Giovanni?

The area of Sesto San Giovanni was chosen after studies in different areas, environmental assessments and discussions with key stakeholders. The construction of the biorefinery will have a minimal impact on the area on account of the reduction of odours and emissions and the reuse of matter. The new plant will not only reduce GHG emissions by 80% compared to annual values but will allow plans for continuous monitoring of air, water and some health aspects agreed with the citizens who participated in public consultations.

At the end of the project, a commercial-scale biorefinery will be in full operation, treating wet waste and serving the six municipalities in the Region: Milan, Sesto San Giovanni, Pioltello, Cormano, Segrate, Cologno Monzese.

How to get in touch?

Marco Bernardi
Resarch, Innovation and Industrialization Manager
R&D Division

Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking
Bio Based Industries Consortium
European Union

This project has received funding from the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (JU) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101023280. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the Bio-based Industries Consortium.