Riccardo Piunti was elected new president of the National Conou-Consortium for the Management, Collection and Treatment of Used Mineral Oils, at the end of the ordinary Assembly of the environmental body, of which 926 consortium members belong, divided into 4 categories. Massimo Ravagli will hold the position of vice president. The 12 members of the Board of Directors and 5 of the Board of Statutory Auditors were also elected. The new president receives the baton from Paolo Tomasi, head of the Consortium since 2003. Nuclear engineer with a long experience at the top in the oil industry, Piunti is called to coordinate a supply chain of seventy companies operating in the sector of collection and regeneration of used lubricating oils throughout the country. The next Conou challenges between 100% circularity, quality and digitization. “The Consortium is a circular economy made reality, a true circular economy. Today Conou regenerates 99%, the substantial totality of the oil collected which is also the totality of the oil that can be collected. Our goal is to reach 100% and keep it “, explains Piunti to Adnkronos. Quality objective. “The challenge we have in the future is that the quality of used oil, which comes more and more from the industry and less and less from engines, for this reason, is worse once used because it is more exploited. Our battle is that the quality of this oil is guaranteed by us by segregating the polluted. The 1% we lack is the oil that we had to burn because it was not possible to use it for regeneration. We want to reach 100. We have to regenerate everything “, he adds. Not only that. “The challenge of the future is also that of digitization – he adds – The Consortium is a group of companies, about 70 between collection and regeneration, the challenge is to maintain an adequate level of development, innovation and digitization for all. We will make a great effort so that all our collectors progress in these techniques because the future is the circular economy but also digitization “. Anconetano, 66, graduated in engineering in 1978, Piunti embarked on a long career at Eni, which led him to hold important positions in Italy and abroad. He was responsible for downstream planning, president and CEO of Atriplex, Eni’s wholesale company, marketing director of Agipetroli; He then moved to Eni’s R&M Division, with responsibility for advertising, promotion and market analysis activities. In 2006 he assumed the position of wholesale director, and then, at the end of 2007, began a long experience abroad as president and CEO of Eni Suisse, Oleoduc du Rhöne and finally Eni Austria. After leaving Eni in 2016, after a collaboration with Wec Italia, since May 2018 he has held, with responsibility for operational projects, the position of vice president of Conou.