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 Care For Engineering è un'associazione professionale indipendente che svolge attività di consulenza, progettazione e sviluppo sui temi della sostenibilità ambientale e responsabilità sociale utilizzando gli strumenti della multicriteria sustainability assessment, life cycle analysis (LCA), supply chain sustainability e sustainability planning applicati ai settori agrario, agro-alimentare e forestale.

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CA.RE. FOR. Engineering (acronym for CArbon REduction and FORestry Engineering, CFE from now ahead)  is a professionals association started in 2010, by Marco Ugolini (Forest Engineer and Ecologist) and Luca Pedocchi (PhD Chemistry). Both of them have more than 25 years experience in their own operational fields.

The association involves highly qualified professionals (environmental engineers, agronomists, chemists) specialized on multicriteria analysis (MCA), LCA techniques (E-LCA, S-LCA, LCCA), sustainability certification, biomass supply chain assessment as well as understanding of their value chain creation.

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CFE's core competencies are in supply chain sustainability assessment and certification and life cycle assessment with elective application to agri-energy, agri-food and forestry systems.

CFE is one of the major specialized national players in consultancy on environmental sustainability certifications, and life cycle assessment of the biomass and intermediate products in the production chain of biofuels, with particular reference to biodiesel supply chain both for the 1G process production and advanced biofuels. 

Indeed CFE has been at the forefront of biodiesel production chain sustainability in Italy, accompanying in 2012 the first Italian Company to obtain the certification for the environmental sustainability of the whole supply chain from the agricultural stages of the biomass cultivation to the biodiesel production, within the 2BSvs Standard (Directive 2009/28/CE).


 

CFE has also proved abilities to design and introduce sustainability-oriented guidelines for innovations in the industrial process related to agri-food systems.

In 2013 CFE has developed for Cereal Docks S.p.A. an innovative project for the Italian market called "GRANTURCO BIANCO SOSTENIBILE” providing the product specification to assess sustainability of an agricultural product, Maize, as feed resource for poultry industry (Gruppo Veronesi).

The project, assessed by an independent certification body, has interested, in the 2013 campaign, a production area spread over two different Italian regions, Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia. The specific project "GRANTURCO BIANCO SOSTENIBILE” (White Corn) has evolved in the Green System ® brand of Cereal Docks S.p.A. and has positively influenced the Italian corn trade market.

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In 2018 CFE has developed for the company Fiorentini Firenze S.p.A. the Specification of the Sustainable Chain of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (DFS).  Fiorentini Firenze S.p.A.is a leader in the bottling and marketing of different product lines based on olive oil. The company markets an average of 39 million litres of oil annually.

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Since 2018 CFE has started its activity in European Projects under the H2020 and Horizon-EU Work Programs, working alongside authoritative European partners such as POLIMI (IT), TNO (NL), NUIG (IR), UBB (RO), UHOH (D), SWERIM (SE), HyET (NL).

CFE’s Team is nowadays involved in two very interesting and important Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) which consist of activities aiming to establish new knowledge and/or to explore the feasibility of a new or improved technology, product and processes.

The first project is named CONVERGE (CarbON Valorisation in Energy-efficient Green fuels). It aims to reduce the cost of biodiesel and make its production more sustainable. The project is funded with €5,087,031.25 within the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.

The goal is to ensure that biodiesel production becomes competitive with that of fossil fuels , optimizing the use of residual biomass and the integration of innovative technologies by which biomass conversion efficiency can be increased by 12 percent and costs reduced by more than 10 percent.

In fact, CONVERGE through the gasification process enables energy conversion of residual biomass and separation of hydrogen and carbon dioxide, purification and compression of hydrogen ensuring more efficient production of biodiesel precursor biomethanol. Simultaneously with biodiesel production, the CONVERGE process involves the capture of carbon dioxide in excess of the available carbon content in biomass through the Bio Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) process. BECCS is recognized by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of the United Nations) as a key technology for containing the increase in the planet's average temperature resulting from increased carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere below 1.5°C.

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The second project is named F-CUBED (Future Feedstock Flexible Carbon Upgrading to Bio Energy Dispatchable Carriers). It aims to the production of energy carriers for increasing the flexibility of the electricity network throughout the conversion of biogenic residues for the bioenergy sector. The project is funded with  € 4,059,128.75 within the  European Union's Horizon 2020  research and innovation  program.

The F-CUBED project aims to develop an innovative concept of the advanced hydrothermal conversion process called TORWASH®, applied to different types of biogenic residues into intermediate bioenergy carriers (IECs) with solid fuel characteristics suitable for balancing the power grid in accordance with the international specifications on solid pellet fuels produced by thermal processing of non-woody biomass for industrial use (ISO/TS 17225-8:2016-TA3).

In this way, biogenic residues and wastes have their energy density and combustible characteristics increased while reducing process costs and GHG emissions to generate heat and power. Three long-term pilot plant tests are conducted in the project with residue streams at three industrial sites: paper sludge from water treatment plants in the pulp & paper industry (SWEDEN), fruit and vegetable waste from an agri-food industry (SPAIN), and pomace from the extra virgin olive oil production process (ITALY).

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IL TEAM DI CA.RE. FOR. Engineering 

CA.RE. FOR. Engineering (acronimo di Carbon Reduction and Forestry Engineering, in sintesi CFE) è un'associazione professionale fondata nel 2010 da Marco Ugolini (ingegnere forestale con  specializzazione in ecologia) e Luca Pedocchi (PhD Chemistry). Entrambi con più di 20 anni di esperienza nei propri campi operativi.

Il team, oltre ai due fondatori, è costituito da altre quattro persone chiave con diverse specializzazioni necessarie ad assolvere a tutti compiti richiesti dalla struttura organizzativa di CFE.

Oltre al team permanente CFE coinvolge, in base ai singoli progetti che di volta in volta gli vengono affidati dai vari committenti, professionisti altamente qualificati (ingegneri ambientali, agronomi, chimici) specializzati nei settori di ingegneria agraria e foestale e certificazioni di sostenibilità. 

Ogni tecnico, collaboratore, ricercatore che collabora con CFE è selezionato sulla base di criteri di affidabilità, preparazione e capacità di risolvere problemi informali.

 

  • Marco Ugolini

    MSc in Scienze Forestali, ha oltre 20 anni di esperienza professionale, nazionale e internazionale, nei settori ambientali legati alla gestione forestale, al ripristino ecologico, alla creazione di catene di valore della biomassa, alla sostenibilità ambientale del prodotto e alla valutazione del ciclo di vita con applicazioni ai sistemi agroforestali.

    Managing Director

    Dal 2012 è Amministratore delegato di CFE e ha promosso, sviluppato e coordinato come Chief Innovation Officer oltre 90 progetti e lavori professionali riguardanti l'ottimizzazione delle supply chain delle biomasse di origine agricola e forestale per la produzione di biocarburanti quali il biodiesel e la sostenibilità ambientale e la valutazione del ciclo di vita per industrie del settore agroalimentare .

  • Luca Pedocchi

    Laurea in Chimica presso l'Università di Firenze (1987), PhD in Chimica (1994) e una borsa di studio Marie Curie presso l'Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie (ENSCM) di Montpellier (1996).

    Project Manager & Information and communications technology (ICT)

    Fondatore di CFE, lavora come responsabile di progetto principalmente sulla sostenibilità ambientale delle supply chain per la produzione di biodiesel e per gli operatori della filiera dei biocarburanti. È anche responsabile ICT per CFE

  • Lucia Recchia

    Msc in Ingegneria ambientale (2002) e dottorato di ricerca in Ingegneria agraria e forestale (2006) presso l'Università di Firenze.

    Proect Manager Agro-Energy Sector

    Dal 2013 collabora con CFE per i progetti su sostenibilità della filiera del biodiesel e su life cycle assessment (LCA) con applicazioni ai sistemi agroforestali.

  • Eleonora Della Mina

    Msc in Ingegneria ambientale (2004) presso Politecnico di Milano e formazione specifica su Business Sustainable Management (University of Cambridge).

    Project Manager Agro-Energy Sector

    Settori di competenza in CFE sono advanced biofuels, biomass supply chain optimization, wastewater treatment.

  • Nicola Migliorini

    Laureato in Scienze Forestali e ambientali nel 2004, iscritto all’Ordine dei Dottori Agronomi e Dottori Forestali di Firenze, inizia ad esercitare la professione nel 2006. Collabora con lo studio di Marco Ugolini dal 2005 e con CA.RE. FOR. Engineering dal 2012.

    Assistant Project Manager Agro-Food Sector

    Dal 2010 ha acquisito esperienza nella gestione delle filiere agro-alimentari, con particolare riferimento alle materie prime cacao e caffè, con attività rilevanti nelle aree di produzione equatoriali.

  • Simone Petrini

    MSc in Giurisprudenza (1996), esercita la professione di Avvocato (2000) esperto in diritto societario

    Tutela Legale

    Collabora con CFE dal 2011, curando la tutela degli interessi di CFE in sede giudiziaria, la stesura dei principali contratti di lavoro, la registrazione dei marchi e brevetti

  • Alessandro Sanesi

    Laurea in Scienze Economiche. Iscritto all'Ordine dei Dottori Commercialisti ed Esperti Contabili di Firenze

    Contabilità e Bilancio

    Si occupa degli aspetti relativi alla contabilità ordinaria e della predisposizione dei documenti di rendicontazione economico-finanziaria. Collabora con CFE dal 2011.