Multifunctional waste to energy plant – Mazzarrà Sant’Andrea

Multifunctional waste to energy plant – Mazzarrà Sant’Andrea

The project arises from the demand to recover the Organic Fraction of the Municipal Solid Waste (OFMSW) resulting from source separated collection. A combination of innovative technologies is set to maximize biomethane production.


c.da Zuppà, Mazzarrà Sant’Andrea (ME)


Type of service: Detailed design

Design period: 2020

Technical data

Total site surface: 73.000 m²
Compost production: 14.000 t/year
Biostabilized organic fraction: 29.000 t/year
Secondary solid fuel: 49.200 t/year

Capacity 60.000 t/year
Biogas production 1.200 Sm³/h
Biomethane production 710 Sm³/h

Capacity 100.000 t/year
Biogas production 510 Sm³/h
Biomethane production 710 Sm³/h
Plastic 6.500 t/year:
Ferrous metal: 2.000 t/year

Sustainable development objectives | Agenda ONU 2023


Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

It involves the construction and operation of a multi-combined platform with two major
sections for the treatment and processing of non-hazardous MSW collected within the
Messina Province.

The platform is expected to receive:

• OFMSU resulting from separate waste collection;
• Green waste from pruning of parks and gardens;
• Undifferentiated MSW and/or undifferentiated (residual) MSW from separated collection.


The implementation of the project consists of:

1. Recovery of the existing facilities and its integration with the new ones enabling:

  •  A section designated to treat undifferentiated MSW which includes the stabilization
    of the organic content, material recovery such as metals and plastics, the
    production of Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF) and biogas;
  • A section designated to treat Organic Fraction of the Municipal Solid Waste (OFMSW)
    resulting from source separated collection which will produce high quality compost
    and biogas;
  • A section designated for the upgrading of biogas produced after anaerobic
    digestion. The outcome, biomethane, should be fed into the national grid. The
    green energy recovered from the abovementioned sections will substantially benefit
    decarbonisation and the economy.


2. The reactivation of the unused old landfill leachate treatment plant, integrating
existing structures and equipment’s with new required facilities. Both the leachate
and wastewater produced from the MSW treatment industrial platform will be