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Objectives and performance

Objectives and performance
What we said we would do...What we have done...
Further reduce the use of landfills as a means of disposal for urban waste, while increasing separate waste collection and waste-to-energy treatment. The objective is to reduce the share of urban waste disposed of via landfills downstream of pre-treatment to 22% in 2011.In 2011, municipal waste treated via landfills, including that which had been pre-treated, amounted to 23.1%, compared to 25.0% in 2010. The quantity of waste-to-energy plant urban waste was stable compared to 2010 (29%)
Further increase separate waste collection, reaching 50% in 2011.In 2011, separate waste collection came to 50.5% compared with the 2010 figure of 47.8%
Further increase the amount of energy generated from renewable and similar sources: +40% in 2011 compared to 2010.The level of energy generated from renewable and similar sources increased by 21% compared to 2010 because of the lower than expected contribution of cogeneration
Successfully pass the validation inspection by the external certifying agency for EMAS registration of 3 additional plant sites in 2011: Stradelli Guelfi (Bologna) transfer station, “Area 2” plant site (Modena), and the landfill for non-hazardous waste in Zocca (Modena).In 2011, the external certifying agency positively verified that all 3 plant engineering sites under examination complied with EMAS certification criteria
Extend district heating via the full use of energy deriving from waste-to-energy as well as other renewable energies and similar: increase the volume served by 7% in 2011, compared to 2010. In 2011, the volume served increased 6% compared to 2010.
Continue the process of upgrading and modernising the wastewater treatment plants: finish work at 8 wastewater treatment plants in 2011 with a potential 1,082,000 inhabitant equivalents, and continue work in 5 other wastewater treatment plants with a potential 541,000 inhabitant equivalents.Work was concluded at 7 wastewater treatment plants with a potential 1,071,000 inhabitant equivalents, and work continued in 6 wastewater treatment plants with a potential 561,000 inhabitant equivalents.
Make the investments foreseen for 2011 for the drainage of the sewage network without purified sewage into the wastewater treatment plants for a total of 10,000 inhabitant equivalents.The investments foreseen for the drainage of the sewage network without purified sewage into the wastewater treatment plants for a total of 6,100 inhabitant equivalents were concluded while the work for a further 1,900 inhabitant equivalents is ongoing.
Continue the “Biomass” project: more specifically, complete the planning of 4 plants aimed at recovering the organic component of waste both as an agricultural fertiliser as well as a raw material in energy production.The definitive plans for two dry anaerobic digestion plants, which are currently being developed and which will be functional by the end of 2012, were completed. Another plant is in the planning phase.
Complete the energy class certification of all Group buildings. Energy class certification was obtained for all main buildings not used for production purposes: 18 buildings owned and 14 rented properties (see page 215).
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  • Further reduce the use of landfills as a means of disposal for urban waste, while increasing separate waste collection. The objective is to reduce the share of urban waste disposed of via landfills, including pre-treated waste, to 21% in 2012.
  • Further increase separate waste collection, reaching 52.6% in 2012.
  • Develop new initiatives in the areas of industrial co-generation, photovoltaic energy and anaerobic digestion, reaching a quantity of energy deriving from renewable and similar sources in 2012 that is equal to 74% of the electricity and thermal energy generated.
  • Begin the ISO 14001 certification process for the activities carried out by the Large Plant Engineering Department and the company Romagna Compost.
  • Extend district heating via the full use of energy deriving from waste-to-energy as well as the use of other renewable sources and similar: increase the volume served by 5% in 2012 compared to 2011, and continue the Renewable Energies Hub project in Ferrara, aimed at further exploiting geothermal sources.
  • Continue the process of upgrading and modernising the wastewater treatment plants: finish the work at 9 wastewater treatment plants in 2012 with a potential of 748,000 inhabitant equivalents. Start adjustment works in 3 other wastewater treatment plants with a potential of 460,000 inhabitant equivalents.
  • The “Biodigester” project: develop and launch 2 dry anaerobic digestion plants and complete the planning of an additional plant by 2012.
  • “Mi muovo elettrico” (“Driving electric”) project: promoting electric mobility through the activation of additional recharge points.