Project presentation at CDALED in Bioggio (TI)

17th March 2023

Martino Camponovo and Ramon Fitze were warmly welcomed at the wastewater treatment plant CDALED in Bioggio (TI). With this project presentation, we wanted to thank the generous support that our winners received from local sponsors for their participation in Stockholm. At the same time, we wanted to give Martino and Ramon the possibility to exchange with water experts from their own region.

Ramon and Martino created an animated presentation to showcase their innovative project. The attendees were taken on a journey led by the curiosity of the two young researchers where they discovered how an initial idea was enriched with diverse inputs and challenged by different obstacles until the authors came up with a novel methodology to produce electricity using a by-product of a spirulina culture. Their carefully executed project has opened many opportunities beyond school for Ramon and Martino, taking them to exchange with a broad public at national and international levels. 

After the project presentation, the guests were offered a guided tour and had an inside into the operations of the wastewater treatment plant. The evening closed with a fine aperitive back at the main offices. Our gratitude to CDALED for hosting this event; thanks to Xylem and to Studio d'ingegneria Mauri & Associati SA for joining us in this exchange with Martino and Ramon; and thanks to Skat Foundation, seecon, Consorzio Depurazione acque del Verbano and for their support of the SJWP-CH.