monday 24th february 2020
Students of the fourth edition of the Biocirce Master visit Novamont
Like last year, the Novamont Group hosted students of the fourth edition of Biocirce - Bioeconomy in the Circular Economy, the only Italian Master entirely dedicated to the bioeconomy, with the aim of training professionals in sectors that use renewable raw materials and technologies to offer bio-based products and services.
On January 23, the students took part in a bioeconomy lesson held by Novamont experts from the Novara Headquarter and Research Center, where all the research areas of the group work in synergy: the bioplastics area, the agronomic area, the biotechnology area, organic chemistry area and special projects area.
On February 12, students went to Piana di Monte Verna, where the Research Center for the development of industrial biotechnology is located. There, integrating biotechnological knowledge with chemical knowledge, Novamont develops new upstream and downstream processes on a pilot or industrial pre-scale for the production of biochemicals and monomers aimed at improving the technical and environmental performances of the family of compostable bioplastics Mater-Bi.
Biocirce was born from the joint initiative of four leading universities on the national territory (the University of Milan Bicocca, the University of Federico II of Naples, the University of Bologna and the University of Turin) and some leading non-academic actors operating within the bioeconomy and circular economy sectors, such us Novamont and Intesa SanPaolo.
The Biocirce Master fits perfectly into NOVAMONT's training approach, aimed at spreading multidisciplinary knowledge on the themes of circular economy and bioeconomy and at creating new synergies between industry and academia to stimulate l innovation and cultural growth on sustainability issues.