EnergEtica is an Italian non-profit organization, founded in 2007 with the object of promoting the growth of renewable energies in agriculture, by creating an agro-energetic district. As the name implies (Etica, ethics in Italian), EnergEtica fosters an ethical and responsible development of this industry, as well as an unbiased debate of all the related issues.
Within half an hour's drive from Tortona, between Piedmont and Lombardy, in the centre of the fertile Po valley, most of the key technologies can be found, from biofuels (cellulosic ethanol, biodiesel, vegetable oils) to anaerobic digestion, from biomass gasification to high-performance combustion.
EnergEtica associates over fifty farming and energy businesses located in North Western Italy.
With the view of showcasing innovating agroenergetic technologies and solutions, Mostra Convegno Agroenergia (Agroenergia - Conference and Exhibition) was launched in 2008 as the first Italian exclusively dedicated to the Agroenergy industry. This exhibition, which has been constantly growing in significance, as well as in participation, will be held for the fourth year on 3-5 March 2011,
As one of the main obstacles to the diffiusion of agroenergy projects was soon identified in the complexity of the authorisation processes required at local level, along with frequent misconceptions of such new and rapidly evolving technologies by the local communities, a programme of one-day seminars was launched at the end of 2008, reaching a growing number of Italian provinces, from Piedmont to Lombardy, Veneto and Sicily.
EnergEtica's chairman is Federico Radice Fossati, a highly respected personality in Italian agriculture, both as an innovative farmer and entrepreneur, as well as for holding leading positions in a number of agricultural institutions.
Chief-Executive of EnergEtica, Piero Mattirolo, has held a number of key positions in international marketing and sales with major Italian industrial companies in durable goods, before becoming senior partner and CEO of AdMil, an industrial marketing consultancy in Milan, which has evolved its services into the field of applied research and innovative uses of renewable energies.