University of Roma

Founded in 1303 the University of Roma, is the oldest university in Rome and the largest in Europe. Its mission is to contribute to the development of a knowledge society through research, excellence, quality education and international cooperation.

Scientific research activity at Sapienza covers an extremely broad spectrum of disciplines, reaching levels of excellence in many areas, including archaeology, physics and astrophysics, humanities and cultural heritage, the environment, nanotechnologies, cell and gene therapy, design, aerospace, social and economic sciences. Nobel Prize winners and internationally renowned scientists have taught and/or studied at Sapienza.

UNIROMA partner is involved within the Agriloop project into analyzing the safety and risks associated with the recycling and reuse of substances, specifically related to food residues and by-products, including those from animals. The goal is to understand the potential presence of high levels of contaminants in these residues.

Ultimately, the aim is to establish guidelines that ensure compliance with existing regulations and standards for key agricultural residues, processing methods, and end-products. This approach will ensure that the recycling and utilization of these materials are safe and meet the necessary safety requirements.

Key people

Key people

Lionel Nguemna Tayou

He is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Roma Sapienza. Their main research line is biomaterial production from nonrenewable resources. Their laboratories are currently based in Rome, at the University of Roma Sapienza in the department of chemistry.

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Angela Marchetti

Graduate in environmental engineering, PhD in chemical processes for industry and the environment. Currently post doc. specialising in wastewater treatment, PHA production and fermentation processes on residues/by-products from the food/agriculture industry with high added value

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