Futur-e takes Circular Economy to school

Published on Thursday, 14 December 2017

An example of circolar economy and Futur-e has a small side-project at Montalto di Castro: while the process that will define the redevelopment of the Alessandro Volta site is ongoing, the decommissioning activities have already given new value to instruments that are no longer used. In fact, Enel has donated to the Caldarelli Institute of Tarquinia part of the technical instrumentation of the plant’s laboratory, which will be used by the new Scientific Laboratory of the Institute at the Lido, inaugurated on December 12th. 

This means that students will have access to specialist tools such as an analytical and a technical scale, a stereoscopic microscope, a colorimeter, two conductivity meters and two reactive homogenising heating plates. They will be used to prepare solutions that can be analysed with laboratory instruments, together with various accessories (dryers, densimeters, viscometers, glassware) useful to complete the various units of the chemical laboratory. All these tools, which were previously employed at the plant for checks performed within different phases of the production cycle, have now been donated to the local community to help train students. 

"The donation of materials from the plant’s chemical laboratory is part of Enel's commitment to sustainability and the circular economy - explains An example of circolar economy and Futur-e has a small side-project at Montalto di Castro: while the process that will define the redevelopment of the Alessandro Volta site is ongoing, the decommissioning activities have already given new value to instruments that are no longer used. In fact, Enel has donated to the Caldarelli Institute of Tarquinia part of the technical instrumentation of the plant’s laboratory, which will be used by the new Scientific Laboratory of the Institute at the Lido, inaugurated on December 12th.
 
This means that students will have access to specialist tools such as an analytical and a technical scale, a stereoscopic microscope, a colorimeter, two conductivity meters and two reactive homogenising heating plates. They will be used to prepare solutions that can be analysed with laboratory instruments, together with various accessories (dryers, densimeters, viscometers, glassware) useful to complete the various units of the chemical laboratory. All these tools, which were previously employed at the plant for checks performed within different phases of the production cycle, have now been donated to the local community to help train students.
 
"The donation of materials from the plant’s chemical laboratory is part of Enel's commitment to sustainability and the circular economy - explains Claudia Chiulli, Enel’s Head of the Business Unit at Montalto di Castro - The principle guiding Futur-e is that industrial assets that are about to be decommissioned can generate new opportunities. Even if it is a small project, it also shows how recovery and reuse can give new life to tools that are no longer useful for industrial activities"., Enel’s Head of the Business Unit at Montalto di Castro - The principle guiding Futur-e is that industrial assets that are about to be decommissioned can generate new opportunities. Even if it is a small project, it also shows how recovery and reuse can give new life to tools that are no longer useful for industrial activities".

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