The PSR “SOS Frutta” (Environmentally friendly innovative crop protection strategies, residual mixtures management and updates on water needs for sustainable fruit production) funded by PSR Emilia-Romagna, articulated and detailed as it is, is the backbone of the production of pome and stone fruits in integrated and organic farming.

Tags: Trattamento Acque Sistemi per l'agricoltura

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MEMS-GC Project aims at developing an advanced MEMS-based technology allowing the fabrication of “lab-on-a-chip” systems for gas-chromatographic analysis. A great advantage of such a “general purpose” technological platform lies in its modularity; for this reason, the proposed solution is suitable for a huge number of applicative scenarios.

The target of the Project is to demonstrate the efficiency of this technology, developing and fabricating an “ad-hoc” prototype of gas-chromatographic system for the analysis of BIOGAS/BIOMETHANE. The peculiarity of the system is given by the interconnection of the single components of the analytical module (injector, separation column and detector) through an INNOVATIVE PNEUMATICAL MANIFOLD. This solution allows to overcome the typical constrains represented by the use of conventional interconnection capillaries and fillets (fragility, high thermal sensitivity, dead volumes, assembly) and will permit the implementation of more sensitive, compact, robust, accurate and low-cost analyzers         

Duration: 2017/01/01 – 2018/06/30 (18 months).

Budget: Overall = 379.928 €. Regional funding = 203.222 €.

Tags: Monitoraggio Atmosfera Sviluppo Strumenti e Sensori

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IPA/BC monitor is the solution for monitoring particulate matter (PM) emitted from traffic sources and household heating in urban environments, with a focus on priority micro pollutants (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, "€œPAHs"€, or "€œIPA"€ according to the Italian acronym) and climate forcers (black carbon, "BC"€). By means of micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and other highly automatized solutions, IPA/BC-Monitor overcomes the typical problems of encumbrance and costs of offline chemical measurements of particulate matter, and includes a BC monitor integrated with a miniaturized gas chromatographic system for PAH analysis in PM

Tags: Monitoraggio Atmosfera Sviluppo Strumenti e Sensori Project Management

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NAIADI project is funded by Emilia-Romagna’s POR-FESR 2014-2020 program, gathering 3 regional labs for technological development and innovation and 5 private companies focused on environmental monitoring into a mixed public-private partnership. The main target is to realize a new class of autonomous vehicles to study and monitor aquatic environments. Such new robot class shows very low environmental impact, taking advantage of cutting-edge technologies to collect multidisciplinary data (Geophysical, Geochemical and Environmental data) to study and monitor various contexts, as harbours, lakes, rivers, channels and coastal areas.

The project aims at developing a new aquatic “robot” class based on open hardware and software, with zero environmental impact, taking advantage of cutting-edge technologies to collect multidisciplinary data (Geophysical, Geochemical and Environmental data) to study and monitor various contexts, as harbours, lakes, rivers, channels and coastal areas. NAIADI’s partnership is willing to fill an essential gap: conventional tools are not conceived to carry on surveys in complex and difficult to access shallow water contexts. Final achievement is to build up a new Ecosystem Service for a sustainable development of all connected businesses.

Main target is to realize a fleet of USVs customizable with modular platform, based on open-source software, offering an innovative perspective to value and monitor the environments.

 Duration: March 2016 – June 2018 (27 months)

Budget: Overall = 1.413.543,00 €. Regional funding = 1.000.000 €

Link to the website: www.naiadi-project.com

Tags: Monitoraggio Ambienti Acquatici Project Management

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Smart bLack carbon (BC) and polycyclic aromAtic hydrocarbons (PAHs) Monitor

SLAM Project will perform a market scan, related to the introduction of a new device to monitor, near-real time, two strategic components of atmospheric particles (PM), BC and PAHs, co-emitted from the same sources and with relevant global warming and human health effects. SLAM innovation idea is to provide online measurements of both BC and PAHs to identify their main sources and variability. All tricks in one small and low-cost product designed for unattended deployment and routine PM monitoring applications, that will allow European Municipalities and Environmental Agencies to assess risks of emission sources and vulnerability of different urban districts.

Progress & Outcomes: 

Ongoing. Started June 2016

Partners: 
  • Proambiente, Italy
  • City of Bologna, Italy
  • Pollution srl, Italy
  • Labservice srl, Italy
Status: 
Ongoing
Contacts: 

Sandro Fuzzi This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tags: Monitoraggio Atmosfera Project Management

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Smart and Sustainable Restaurants in Europe: market opportunity pathfinder

Core focus of SSR-Agorà innovation idea consists in understanding if the scaling up of the Smart and Sustainable Offices-SSO approach to gastronomy facilities can be successful. SSO methodology is being developed by the flagship Climate KIC program “Building Technologies Accelerator-BTA which focuses on measurable CO2 reduction in the building technology market – including both refurbishment as well as new buildings, and it is specialized in the office building typology. BTA-SSO pursues this objective integrating climate change mitigation, resource efficiency, and the well-being of occupants, optimizing the indoor environment. The SSR-AGORA proposes a similar approach but aims at expanding the market by exploring the gastronomy facility sector, specifically the restaurant/canteen typology, which has relevant socio-economic impacts in Europe as well as its different and specific user and market needs.

Progress & Outcomes: 

The project lead PROAMBIENTE, will lead a survey to be carried out in 3 countries reaching potential final users of the SSR system, i.e. restaurant owners, to understand their interest in such a service that refurbishes or designs the restaurant venues with an eye to the environment and one to the clients well-being. In Emilia-Romagna PROAMBIENTE has actively engaged with the business partner CAMST.

Partners: 

• Proambiente S.c.r.l., RIC Emilia-Romagna, project lead
• IVE, Istituto Valenciano de la Edificiacion, RIC Valencia
• Chalmers UNiversity, CLC Nordic

Status: 
Finished
Contacts: 

Claudio Carbone
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Tags: Monitoraggio Atmosfera Project Management

Read more: SSR-AGORA (Climate KIC Pathfinder Project, 2015)