The Po Valley of northern Italy represents an important non attaining zone for PM, NO2 and O3. This zone covers the territory of Italian northern Regions and includes several urban agglomerates such as Milan, Turin and Bologna. The area is densely populated and heavily industrialized. Tons of NOx, PM and NH3 are emitted in the atmosphere by a wide variety of pollution sources mainly related to traffic, domestic heating, industry and energy production sectors. [ click to continue ]


The impact of the biomass domestic heating appliances on air quality and the relevance of their management

Pillar Biomass' Final conference, in Milan June the 1st. Programme and registration form available.

The Report of the “Italian Ecosystem Meeting – Dialogue on Energy efficiency” is now available

The conference, organised by the Autonomous Province of Trento, tackled the topic of energy requalification in apartment buildings and was attended by all players in the sector

The result of the survey on heating energy balance and biomass consumption in the Po Valley published

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The paper has been published by Elsevier on the academic journal Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments. It is the result of a collaboration between ARPA Veneto and University of Padua

Paper on Atmospheric Emission Sources in the Po-Basin by ARPA Lombardia published

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The article based on LIFE Prepair's data has been published by the Open Journal of Air Pollution


Burn well your wood: the five golden rules

Wood burning: sustainable?