Energy transition by means of “bottom-up” approach: Pyrosludg_en for sustainability and local development
Giuseppe Maria Perfetto, Massimo Di Nicola, Riccardo Lombardo, Liborio L’Abbate
The energy transition is a process of interaction between transnational and macroeconomic policies, which can be enriched by a small and “bottom-up” intervention; this document highlights the main objectives of the PyrosludG_EN project, a model of fully sustainable and “zero kilometer” local development, which can be easily replicated anywhere. It starts from the creation of a territorial HUB, based on the construction of a pyrolysis plant treatment of “local” organic waste components to produce energy, in particular using sludge from civil wastewater treatment. It transforms the ecological, and economic, problem of waste treatment into heat, electricity and water production, with particular attention to emissions and environmental impact, following the most restrictive standards. Further winning factors are represented by the research to use the syngas produced in the process in fuel cells and the recovery of the organic residues transformed in fertilizer to rebalance the soil, as well as the creation of a local energy community.