European Commission
Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
TOBE 2014 – 3rd BioEconomy Stakeholders' Conference

BioEconomy Stakeholders' Conference

"From sectors to system, from concept to reality"

Open day of Matrìca plants

Organizer Matrìca
Expected End Users/Attendees Policymakers, European Commission, industrial representatives

For more information, please contact Dr. Giulia Gregori at;

For participating in the event, please communicate your interest to: since September 1st, 2014.

Venue, date and time Porto Torres (SS) – October 10th 2014 – From 10:00 to 14:00
Concept and Objectives The development of integrated local biorefineries, aimed mainly at innovative products with a high added value, such as biochemicals and bioplastics, is a key tool to establish synergies with the agricultural world with a view to revitalising manufacturing sites and restarting production in certain areas, with several positive cascading effects in terms of employment, productivity, environmental protection.

Participants will have the opportunity to visit a real example of integrated biorefinery: Matrìca, in the North of Sardinia, a 50:50 joint venture between Novamont and Versalis whose purpose is to reconvert a petrochemical facility into a sustainable industrial complex able to produce a state-of-the-art range of products sourced from vegetable raw materials, using an integrated agricultural production chain.


10:00 Registration and welcome coffee

10:30 Speech by Representatives of Italian Institutions (at national and regional level)

10:50 Speech by Daniele Ferrari, Chairman Matrìca

11:10 Speech by Catia Bastioli, CEO Matrìca

11:30 Closing speech, Representatives of EU Institutions

11:50 Guided tour of Matrìca plants, Research Centre and thistle fields