Position: Technical Director
Company: S.E.S.A. SpA
Topic: How to get the most from your AD plant
Born system engineer Wilbert Smeets developed the composting and anaerobic digestion processes of SESA SpA, which runs one of the largest and most innovative waste treatment facilities. Growing up in Holland in a mushroom-growing family, Smeets planned compost system projects around the world for a Dutch company. Wilbert Smeets finally went to Italy in 1998 to work in S.E.S.A. that is located in Este (PD), Italy. At this plant, wet organic waste supplies biogas for green power, while dry green waste supplies compost for consumers and farmers. Beyond S.E.S.A. ones, Smeets runs 5 other waste recovery plants -they together receive a million of tons of green cuttings and organic waste each year- and more than 10 agricultural anaerobic digestion power plants, contributing to reduce carbon footprint of the North East of Italy.