Title: Professor – scientific coordinator Molluschiculture 4.0 project
Association/Company: Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia \ Associazione Mediterranea Acquacoltura
Born in Padua, Italy on 06/22/1945, enrolled at the University of Rome for the academic year 1964-65 in the Biological Sciences course of the Faculty of Science, graduating in November 1968 with an experimental thesis in immunology. Academic Career 1971 From November 1, 1971 appointed tenured assistant professor at Microbiology Institute University of Rome.
1980 Associate professor of Microbiology at the University of Chieti.
1985 Extraordinary professor of Microbiology at the University of Chieti.
1988 Full Professor of Microbiology at the Faculty of Mathematical and Natural Sciences – II University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.
1995 Full Professor of Microbiology at the Degree Course in Environmental Sciences, University of Venice “Ca’ Foscari”.
1985 Director of the Institute of Experimental Medicine of the CNR, position held until 31/12/2000;
2002 Appointed expert in the National Committee for Biotechnology and Biosafety of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers. Member of the Industrial Biotechnology Commission at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.
2003 Appointed member of the Major Risks Commission at the Department of Civil Protection of the Presidency of the Council, Environmental and Sanitary Risk Subcommittee
Expert in National Commissions and Programs
1988-89 for the mapping of Posidonia Oceanica on the national territory
1990-91 High Surveillance Commission Council Presidency for the Upper Adriatic Emergency 1993-97 High Surveillance Commission Ministry of Environment for the Orbetello Lagoon Emergency
2002-03 High Surveillance Commission Ministry of Environment for the Molentargius Project – Sardinia.
2002-04 Scientific Responsible for the Project: “Definition of a model for the implementation of a quality system of the aquaculture supply chain certifiable in accordance with international standards” (5C509) funded by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
2002-03 Scientific Responsible for the BiO2Remediation Project in Porto Marghera funded by the Ministry of Education, University and Research.
2006-09 Scientific manager of the BiO2Remediation scientific project of the Old Arsenal in Venice, funded by the Water Authority.
Enhancement of the production process of sequestration of Co2 in shellfish through the mitigation of related activities (GHG) with the use of energy and/or materials from products of fossil origin
The production activities of shellfish farming constitute a process controlled and regulated by national and / or EU regulations relating to marine organisms intended for human consumption involving a fixation / sequestration of CO2 dissolved in water with data confirmed by both national and international studies.
The gross value of this biological process is estimated to be around 25/30% of the commercial weight of the production of over 100,000 tons / year, a value which must however be purified of the equivalent figure of climate-altering gas emissions from the use of fossil fuels and / or plastic material of petrochemical origin.
The Mediterranean Aquaculture Association –AMA- has an ongoing project called Molluschiculture 4.0 notified to MITE and MIPAAF which contemplates the definition of a shared standard method of accounting for CO2 sequestered in national production and the adoption of suitable practices for the mitigation of negative factors such as use of non-emissive motorizations in work boats, the transition to plant materials in the production and use of stockings used in farms, digital monitoring of the chemical, physical and biological parameters of the production areas and the use of photovoltaic energy in self-consumption in the plants of relaying and packaging of production.
The combined use of these technologies, fully consistent with the EU’s decarbonization program, will allow for the elimination of passive factors in the accounting of CO2 fixation as well as improving the aspect of pollution in the sea from plastic and fossil fuel residues.