The definition of the circular economy is based on the implementation of production and consumption strategies that encompass the entire lifecycle of products and seek to create virtuous cycles centred around ideas such as “zero waste”, “value regeneration” and “closed loop”. The concept of the circular economy lies therefore at the centre of topics associated with sustainable development.
As part of its efforts to curb polluting emissions, the Group also launched the i-GAP project in partnership with Snam. The intention is to develop technologies for the design and production of natural gas absorption heat pumps for residential use, featuring an innovative thermodynamic cycle, compact dimensions and suitability for high-volume production. These solutions can be easily integrated into the building-plant system and enable several of the energy, environmental, and infrastructure benefits arising from the spread of this heating technology, actively supporting gas penetration in order to gradually decarbonise the residential sector.
The commitment to reducing emissions concerns also research and development on renewable energy sources. Ariston Group is running laboratory tests on, and experimenting with, biofuels, a green solution that can be used also for oil boilers and for which the Company is developing a dedicated range of burners. Besides biodiesel, Ariston Group is also experimenting with using hydrogen as a potential alternative to natural gas.