Renewable Matter # 5 / August

Biomass: Balance is the Secret

by Aldo Femia

Most of residual biomass – coming from agricultural and forestry activities, from zootechnics and organic waste – doesn’t go back to soil, it goes to landfills in instead. So, in terms of nutrients, soils are depleted. To close the cycle and reduce squandering the role of composting and energy recovery through anaerobic digestion is fundamental.


An ideal circular economy is one that, beyond circulating as much as possible materials in the community before giving them back to nature, gives them back paying attention to replenish natural stocks where they have been undermined. Therefore creating a condition of equilibrium between natural materials input and output where the repetition of starting conditions secures...

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