Il progetto


The CAREGA project (an acronym for Certified charcoal for the active recovery of the economy and the environmental management of “Piccole Dolomiti Vicentine”) aims to optimize the local forest-wood supply chain, efficiently using all the parts that can be obtained from the trees. It wants to transform low-value material into a high added value product, such as charcoal. In this way, it can enhance wood products with zero value, such as chestnut trunks affected by ring shake.


The CAREGA project sees the involvement of 7 partners, representatives of the forestry sector, of research sector and of communication and training sector.

The project has the objective to increase the quality and the economic value of the wood products, through the construction of an innovative plant to produce charcoal. This charcoal plant will permit the market recovery of those part of the wood products which currently have insufficient productivity. Moreover, it will allow improving the quality of the woodlands, also creating new types of forest economy and better care, protection and resiliency of the territory.

These goals can be achieved in two ways:

  • enhancing timber residues with zero value through the conversion in charcoal. There will be the implementation of a pilot innovative plant which promotes the entire valorisation of the tree, according to the cascading approach;
  • aggregating woodland parcels with innovative contractual forms, to promote the active forest management and to improve the wood mobilisation.

Firstly, Consortium RE-CORD will produce the innovative plant to produce charcoal and it will test and assess it, using the wood material produced by the members of Associazione Forestale Vicentina, Dal Molin Graziano and Rubbo Simone. Beside this activity, there is going to be market research to identify the product potentialities, carried out by the Association PEFC Italy.

With the second one, the management contracts of the forest properties will be analysed by Etifor Srl, also considering European examples, and afterwards tested.


Associazione Forestale Vicentina

associazione forestale vicentina


Associazione Forestale Vicentina is an association of forest companies, born in 2002. It aims to arrange the forest properties of the members to allow a sustainable management of the forests; it promotes the development and the horizontal-vertical integration of the forest-wood sector; it provides the forest planning of the woodlands owned by the members; it develops the vertical integration between members that are forest owners or forest companies; it promotes the energetic use of the wood biomass produced in the forest properties of the members.

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Consortium Re-cord

Re-cordRE-CORD is-according to the European and national legislation-a no-profit institution participated by the University of Florence. Founded in October 2010, its goal is to create synergic conditions between founders, their structures and competencies, it represents a figure capable to answer rapidly to the stresses which are nowadays coming from the research on the topics of the renewable energies and in particular of the bioenergies and biofuels.

The four founder members of the Research Consortium are CREAR (Interdepartmental Research Centre for the Renewable and Alternative Energies of the University of Florence), excellence centre on research in the fields of energies and renewable sources, the agricultural company Villa Montepaldi Srl (of the University of Florence), where many research on agroenergetic topics and the wine and olive supply chains are conducted, the Pianvallico SpA, participated society led by 7 municipalities of the Mugello and addressed to develop the industrial companies and the Mugello territory, headquarter of the new chemical-analytical laboratory of the Consortium and the Spike Renewables Srl, engineering company.

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Dal Molin GrazianoDal Molin Graziano

Dal Molin Graziano is a one-man company registered to the association “Artigiani di Vicenza”. For more than 20 years, the company has been working on forest operations for private and public institutions. The main activities are forest cutting, naturalistic engineering works, wood chips and firewood production.

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EtiforEtifor S.r.l

ETIFOR is a university spin-off born from the experiences developed at the Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry (TeSAF) of the University of Padua. Etifor offers consultancy to public and private organizations to help them enhance the services and the products of nature. The action areas of Etifor includes responsible management, sustainable investments and local development.

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EtiforRubbo Simone

Rubbo Simone is a one-man company which mainly works on forest operations for private customers. The main works include forest cutting, sawlogs, wood chips and firewood production.


CIPAT Veneto

CIPAT (Professional Institute Centre and Technical Assistance for Veneto) is the regional structure of CIA responsible for supplying training services. This institution is certified UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 for planning, developing and creating training professional activities and tutoring since 2002. Born as a training institution for farmers, although the training activities in the primary sector are still the main component of its activity, during the last years it differentiated and extended the activity toward other sectors and topics, in particular, agro-food themes and environmental issues.

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Association PEFC Italy

PEFC Italy is a no-profit association which represents the national governing body of the PEFC certification system (Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes), that is the assessment programme for the forest certification schemes. PEFC is an international initiative based on a large understanding between the figures interested in the implementation of sustainable forest management at a national and regional level. Responsible for the growth of PEFC there are forest and poplar owners, final consumers, users, freelancers, the timber and handicraft industries. Among its main objectives, there is one goal which aims to improve the image of the silviculture and the forest-wood supply chain, providing a market tool that allows to trade timber and forest products made in forests and processing industries sustainably managed.

In Italy, there are 755.972,07 ha of forests and crops and 1.006 processing industries that are certified according to the PEFC standards (data updated February 2018).

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Coordinator of the project: Dott. For. Marco Grendele

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Il Programma di Sviluppo Rurale (PSR) è lo strumento di attuazione del Fondo Europeo Agricolo per lo Sviluppo Rurale (FEASR). Questo stabilisce le strategie e gli interventi sostenuti dalla Regione del Veneto al fine di sviluppare il territorio e il suo settore agricolo, agroalimentare, forestale;  è quindi lo strumento di programmazione che la Regione ha definito in modo da utilizzare al meglio le risorse finanziarie messe a disposizione dall’Unione Europea, dallo Stato e dalla Regione stessa, per l’ammodernamento delle zone rurali, per la loro competitività e per la sostenibilità ambientale.

Il PSR ha una durata di 7 anni, attualmente è in vigore il Programma di Sviluppo Rurale 2014-2020 (  Il PSR per il Veneto 2014-2020 è stato approvato con decisione della Commissione Europea n. 3482 del 26 maggio 2015 e concorre, assieme agli altri Fondi strutturali e di investimento europei (SIE), alla realizzazione delle priorità della strategia “Europa 2020”, nel quadro dell’Accordo di partenariato tra lo Stato Italiano e l’Unione Europea.

Tramite specifici bandi è possibile accedere da parte dei beneficiari alle risorse che vengono messe a disposizione attraverso la presentazione di un’apposita domanda,

Si possono trovare informazioni in merito alla presentazione delle domande e al funzionamento dei bandi al link


PSR Veneto-2014-2020


Misura 16 - Cooperazione / Focus Area 5C - Forestale (D.G.R. 736 del 28/05/2018)

Tipo Intervento 16.1.1 - Costituzione e gestione dei gruppi operativi del PEI in materia di produttività e sostenibilità dell’agricoltura
Tipo Intervento 16.2.1 - Realizzazione di progetti pilota e sviluppo di nuovi prodotti, pratiche, processi e tecnologie
Tipo Intervento 1.1.1 - Azioni di formazione professionale e acquisizione di competenze - Gruppi Operativi


carega logoGO PEI-AGRI CAREGA - Carbonella certificata per l’Attivo Recupero dell’Economia e della Gestione Ambientale delle Piccole Dolomiti


 La carbonella locale come strumento strategico per la bioeconomia delle Piccole Dolomiti Vicentine (Decreto Finanziabilità n. 790 del 05/04/2019)





Iniziativa finanziata dal Programma di sviluppo rurale per il Veneto 2014-2020
Organismo responsabile dell’informazione: Associazione Forestale Vicentina
Autorità di gestione: Regione del Veneto - Direzione AdG FEASR e Foreste


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