With a view to environmental sustainability, it is essential to prepare accurate manufacturing processes that limit waste and waste to a minimum. In the case of the olive tree, the plant produces a fruit that can be consumed both as food and used to be transformed into oil. In the latter case we are faced with the waste elements that arise from the pressing of the olives, namely peel, pulp and stone. These processing waste would risk turning into waste.
At the Ferrari farm they are transformed into pits: a by-product that can be used in biomass and biogas plants. In this way the recovery and reuse chain carried out by Frantoio Ferrari is able to exploit the product at 100% as even the combustion waste is subsequently used as fertilizer. In practice it is as if we had a hypothetical circle in front of us, which begins with the fruit (the olive) that is donated by the earth, to continue its journey through the mill where it is transformed into extra virgin olive oil, pomace and peanut, to be destined food consumption (oil) and heating systems and for the production of sustainable electricity (pits).
The production of pits takes place in a sustainable way, using only mechanical processing processes that do not pollute the environment and without the use of adhesives or chemical solvents. The olive processing chain is governed in our country by severe and rigorous rules that provide for constant tracing and monitoring, thus giving ample guarantees on the sustainability of the system.
Nocciolino is a widely requested product in both residential and industrial sectors, both as an instant natural alternative to pellets for domestic heating, and for biomass heating systems and sustainable electricity production. The unmistakable scent of olive oil that it releases in homes when used as an eco-sustainable heating source.
In addition to the aspect of sustainability, the peanut used as an ecological fuel also offers other advantages: it is in fact a product that, once processed, is light and compact. To get an idea of these characteristics, we could compare it to wood chips for shape and to pellets for weight. It is therefore not difficult to imagine how easy it is to pack, transport, distribute and store even in small spaces to guarantee a sweet warmth at home that also releases a delicious scent of olive oil in the coldest season of the year.
Another important feature of the stone is that it contains a low percentage of humidity and has an extremely hard structure: this allows it not to undergo mechanical deformations in the shape or attacks by molds.
The natural component of the peanut, which we recall does not require the use of chemical substances in its processing, finally allows to have a waste of the by-product which can in turn be transformed into a precious fertilizer, thus nourishing the soil and closing that hypothetical circle. which began with the processing of olive waste with a product that brings enormous benefits to the soil and ensures maximum protection of the environment.