Our pillars

Modello Novamont
Soil and its regeneration at the core of our circular bioeconomy model

We promote a bioeconomy model based on the efficient use of resources and on territorial regeneration. Starting from the local areas, we set up biorefineries integrated in the territories and dedicated to the production of bioplastics and bioproducts of renewable origins conceived to protect soil and water, by revitalising decommissioned or no longer competitive industrial sites, respecting local specificities and working together with all the players of the whole value chain.

Soil is a fundamental resource for life on Earth: it provides food, clean water and habitat to support biodiversity, while contributing to climate resilience. Despite this, it is increasingly threatened in Europe and globally due to anthropogenic action and climate change.
By 2030, at least 75% of all soils in every EU country must be healthy and able to provide essential ecosystem services: this is the most important goal of the Mission Soil Health and Food, one of the five missions launched by the European Commission to guide research and innovation towards the challenges that our society must overcome.
The Mission Soil Health and Food was created to shed new light on this vital, almost unrecognised resource and to set the path of research and innovation towards sustainable soil management and soil regeneration.

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Our model of bioeconomy conceived as territorial regeneration is based on three pillars:

Regeneration of decommissioned industrial sites. Biorefineries built starting from disused or no longer competitive production sites and regenerated through world  first technologies and plants. This way we contribute to regenerate industrial and rural areas at risk of abandonment, with positive effects on employment and local economies, while reducing environmental impacts. We preserve virgin land from soil consumption and contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions through the energy efficiency of the plants and the exploitation of process waste.

Sustainable agricultural value chain. Agricultural value chain integrated in the territories, based on sustainable practices respecting biodiversity and aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. We make sure that production of our renewable raw materials does not occur in soils with high biodiversity and high carbon reserves. We promote good agricultural practices, such as the use of compost, an organic soil improver that can naturally restore soil fertility. We have established agreements with farmers and their associations, which support us in spreading a culture of sustainability.

Products as solutions. Not simple products, but applications designed to solve specific problems closely related to water and soil quality. Our products are elements of a system with much wider effects than the single product. They are conceived to find a solution to specific environmental, economic and social concerns, such as the management of organic waste, the degradation of agricultural soils and water pollution, creating a virtuous system with cascading benefits for the community.