Transforming urban waste in bioplastic. This was the goal of scientists from four Italian universities including Ca’ Foscari in the research project Res Urbis (REsources from URban BIo-waSte) part of the Horizon 2020 program of the European Commission.
Fascinated by a class on the effectiveness of the bio cleaning of stones, Irene Scarpa developed and patented a new product for enzymatic cleaning. Tested at the Baths of Caracalla, it is already in demand from restorers.
A molecule developed and synthesized at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice has been made available to laboratories all over the world.