The new ‘Centre for Sustainable Future Technologies’ inaugurated in Turin
The new ‘Centre for Sustainable Future Technologies’ of the IIT, located within the Environment Park in Turin, was inaugurated in October 2018.
The facility will carry out research based on sustainability in a global scientific and technological context strongly oriented towards environmental protection, with projects aimed at the reduction of CO2 and initiatives to improve energy efficiency in the usage of alternative energy and feedstocks.
The Centre will also work on the development of advanced materials for carbon capture and storage by analysing the specific properties of materials. In addition, biological processes will be developed for the transformation of carbon into valuable specialty or everyday products.
The Centre will become a reference point of the ‘energy and sustainability mile’ that goes from Politecnico to the Environment Park.
“Environment Park and IIT are becoming more and more strategic partners of our University”, said Guido Saracco, Rector of Politecnico. “We are creating an ‘energy mile’, which goes from our laboratories at the historical premises of Politecnico through the Energy Centre to the Environment Park, which will be the main centre for research into all the issues related, in a broad sense, not only to energy and but also to sustainable development, environment and clean technologies. This will enable the creation of a large urban area, a real shared research infrastructure where all partners will work in synergy”.
The Centre will host 27 researchers and 18 doctoral students as well as researchers, grant holders and master’s candidates at Politecnico di Torino. Two European projects have already been launched: Recode and Engicoin, aimed at the development of the circular economy.