After three years, and specious denials, the authorization for the construction of the anaerobic biodigestion plant in San Filippo del Mela has finally arrived. He writes it in a note from Legambiente Sicily. In the province of Messina, there is currently no plant for the treatment of organic waste which is, therefore, necessarily conferred by the Peloritan municipalities hundreds of kilometers away, if not outside the region, at exorbitant costs and with a high environmental impact.
Emancipate yourself from the “fossil”
“The plant is part, among other things, of a more general reconversion project of the San Filippo del Mela plant”, writes the association, “which envisages the construction of plants at the service of the energy transition (combined cycle gas, electrochemical storage system, expansion of the photovoltaic system) and the circular economy (in addition to the biodigestion system, there is also an advanced plastic separation plant), plants that will be able to make a significant contribution to the decarbonisation of our region and of the country and free ourselves from dependence on fossil fuels.
The demands of environmentalists
“We can only welcome this authorization for the construction of the San Filippo del Mela biodigestion plant which has always been supported and deemed necessary for the management of the waste cycle serving the province of Messina and beyond”, declared Giuseppe Alfieri, president of Legambiente Sicily and Tommaso Castronovo, Circular Economy manager of the association. “Now let’s proceed quickly with the authorization of the biodigestion plant to be built in Mazzarrà Sant’Andrea presented by the SRR Messina province, this too has been awaiting authorization for too many years, in order to guarantee the full self-sufficiency of the province and a significant reduction of the costs of the waste tariff for citizens”.