Renewable Matter # 13 / November-December

Southern Italy Restarts from Green Chemistry

by Mario Bonaccorso

Matrìca in Sardinia, GFBiochemicals in Campania, Mossi Ghisolfi in Apulia and Versalis in Sicily: These are some prime examples of a new industrial flurry in the green chemistry sector characterizing Southern Italy. Another chance for economic recovery in regions where the agricultural sector is starting to grow again.


Non-repayable funds that often enriched Southern politicians’ entourage and led to white elephant projects, plants with no connection with their areas and in many cases with no consideration for their negative impact on the environment and human health. This could sum up the history of Southern Italy’s forced industrialization in the years after the Second World War. But...

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