Residual Biomasses for Eco-compatible and Sustainable Food Packaging

11-12 September 2019

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This two-day workshop will highlight approaches and projects aiming to produce more sustainable materials, such as biodegradable and bio-based polymers for food packaging.

With this workshop we highlight one particular aspect of the PROLIFIC project. PROLIFIC seeks new technological and industrial solutions to transform agrifood waste into food products, animal feeds, packaging materials and cosmetic ingredients.

Illycaffè as partner of the PROLIFIC consortium hosts this workshop to trigger the discussion about the potential of biorefinery concepts based on residual biomasses. We bring together research and industry to exchange on strategies and promising paths to convert food residues into valuable ingredients and components for food packaging material.


The workshop's agenda has been finalized and you can download it via the link below.





Participation is free of charge. But registration is mandatory.

Please send an email with your name and affiliation to


 by 31st of August 2019 

Please note: Available places are limited. You will only be admitted to the event once we have confirmed your registration.


AREA Science Park Ed. C1 - Auditorium

Padriciano 99 Campus

Trieste, Italy


By Plane

Trieste Airport "Friuli Venezia Giulia" The airport is approx. 35 minutes by car/taxi from AREA Science Park. See connections at

See also:

  • Venice Airport "Marco Polo" approx. 120 km from Trieste

  • Ljubjana Airport "Aerodrom Ljubljana", Slovenia approx. 115 km from Trieste

By Railway

Trieste Railway Station is connected to all European destinations by "Int​erCity", "EuroStar" and "Regional" trains. Please see the  Web site for updated timetables.

Taxis from Trieste Railway Station to AREA cost approx. Euro 18 - 20 (for taxi bookings call: 040-307730).

By Bus

From Piazza Libertà, located in front of Trieste Railway Station:
Bus 51 or Bus 39 to Area di Ricerca, PADRICIANO.


Tickets must be purchased before boarding (from the Tobacconist or newspaper stands).

For further information see the "Trieste Trasporti" Web site at

By Car

  • AREA is off the A4 motorway (Venezia-Trieste).

  • Continue on the dual carriageway (SS202) through the exit at Lisert in the direction of SLOVENIA for approx. 20 mins.

  • Exit at "PADRICIANO - Area di Ricerca" and follow the sign to car parking area (free).


Below you can download all the presentations that were given by the workshop speakers.


A. Tassoni

The PROLIFIC project - an overview


P. Cinelli

Biobased and sustainable food packaging


S. Codelupi

COOPBOX’s experience in bio-based packaging: starting from PLA and continuing with the GLOPACK project


O. Bosetti

Sustainable food packaging materials


L. Gardossi

Biorefinery: from agrifood waste to value-added chemicals


L. Navarini

Monomers and materials from coffee by-products


G. Spigno

Valorisation of agri-food residues for the food packaging sector: potentials and criticalities


A. Celli

Valorization strategies of food residues towards sustainable materials


M. Bondi

Conserve Italia‘s approach to sustainability


C. Niermann

Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA)-compounds in food packaging applications