News from algoWatt

22Dec 2020

algoWatt S.p.A., GreenTech Solutions Company listed on the Italian Stock Exchange (MTA), announces that the bondholders’ meeting (the “Bondholders’ Meeting”) of the Algowatt Tv Eur6m+1,5 Dc27 Amort bond – ISIN Code: IT0004991573 met in first call on today, 22 December 2020 at 12 AM (CET) under the chairmanship of Stefano Neri and in the presence of Notary Dario Restuccia from Milano, was attended by bondholders representing 50,8% of the bond.

The Bondholders’ Meeting resolved, with the majorities required by law, to further amend the bond Terms and Conditions and, in the immediate term, to grant a waiver to the provisions of the loan Terms and Conditions, also in order to preserve the business and operational continuity of algoWatt and Italeaf during the period of time required to prepare the New Financial Maneuver.

Specifically, the Bondholders’ Meeting approved:

  • the granting of a waiver to the provisions of Article 6 (“Redemption, purchase and cancellation”), paragraphs 6.1 and 6.2 of the Loan Terms and Conditions; and (ii) the temporary suspension of the provisions of Article 7 (“Events of default”), letters (a) and (g) of the Loan Terms and Conditions, with reference to the Company’s failure to fulfil its obligations to pay the principal and interest due on the Bonds, as well as with reference to the Company’s failure to fulfil its payment obligations under the certified plan for the rehabilitation of the Company’s debt exposure and the rebalancing of its financial situation pursuant to Article 67, paragraph 3, letter d) Bankruptcy Law prepared by the Company in September 2019;
  • to grant powers to the representative of the bondholders, Mr. Marzio Molinari, to execute with algoWatt S.p.A. a de non-petendo pactum that implements the resolutions referred to in the previous paragraph;
  • as a result of the signing of the non-petendo pactum referred to in item 2 of the agenda, the appointment by the company of an advisor, to be designated from among a group of professionals indicated by the bondholders, to carry out an Independent Business Review (IBR) on the company’s business plan.

The approval of the items on the agenda by the Bondholders’ Meeting represents an important step in updating and revising algoWatt’s Recovery and Relaunch Plan.

The minutes of the Bondholders’ Meeting and the summary voting report will be made available to the public within the time limit set by the applicable regulatory provisions. A copy of the aforementioned documents will be published on the website and on the regulated information storage system 1Info at the URL

algoWatt is assisted by R&S Advisory S.r.l. as financial advisor and by Studio Legale Fallanca-Scicolone & Partners, in the person of Avv. Marco Scicolone, for the legal advisory activities. Lawyer Marzio Molinari of Studio Russo De Rosa Associati is the common representative of the bondholders.

14Dec 2020
  • The transactions envisage the acquisition by the Buttol Group of the plant structure, 50% of the shares of the JV GreenASM and taking over the leasing contract
  • Total consideration of the transaction equal to Euro 3.9 million, with an advance of Euro 0.7 million in favour of algoWatt
  • The sale will involve the deconsolidation of a debt for over Euro 8 million


algoWatt, a greentech solutions company listed on the Italian Stock Exchange (MTA), announces that two separate preliminary contracts were signed today for the sale of the GreenASM biodigestion and composting plant, located in Nera Montoro (TR), to the Buttol Group, which operates in the high quality environmental services sector through sustainable development.

The total consideration of the purchase transaction by Buttol amounts to Euro 3.9 million and the sale will provide for the deconsolidation of the debt for leasing of algoWatt for over Euro 7 million.

The preliminary contracts regulate the acquisitions of full ownership of the anaerobic biodigestion and composting plant, also through the taking over of the leasing contract, and the sale of 50% of the shares of the JV GreenASM Srl between algoWatt SpA and ASM Terni SpA, which manages the plant.

The acquisition may also take place through an associated company of the Buttol Group, which was assisted in the transaction by Execo Srl as technical advisor and by Limatola Avvocati as legal advisor.

The signing of the preliminary contracts, which provide for the payment of a deposit of 0.1 Euro to algoWatt and the deposit of 0.6 million Euro to a notary’s public office, follows the presentation of a binding purchase offer by the Buttol Group at the end of a selective procedure managed by Molino Facchinelli Zerbini & Partners S.r.l., an independent advisor specialised in the renewable energy business.

The closing will be subject to certain conditions precedent, including compliance with the terms and conditions set out in the Recovery and Relaunch Plan pursuant to Article 67 of algoWatt, the completion of due diligence by the buyer and the obtaining of the leasing company’s authorisation to transfer the contract.

algoWatt was assisted in the transaction by the international law firm Eversheds Sutherland as legal advisor.


30Oct 2020
  • Reviewed management performance in the first ten months of the year: turnover up 14.6%

The Board of Directors of algoWatt, GreenTech Solutions Company listed on the Italian Stock Exchange (MTA), met today, following the press release issued on August 4, 2020 to which reference should be made, deemed it appropriate to postpone any decision regarding the approval of the draft financial statements and consolidated financial statements at December 31, 2019, as well as the half-yearly financial report at June 30, 2020, to a later date. This in order to be able to take full account, when approving these financial data, of the impacts arising from the necessary discussions with the creditors, aimed at remodelling and updating the certified Recovery and Relaunch Plan and the related Financial Agreement. The aforementioned update is necessary to allow a realignment of the manoeuvre with respect to the revision of the business model and, as communicated on 21 April 2020, to acquire a complete information picture in light of the impacts of the COVID-19.

The precise date of the Board meeting for the approval of the 2019 financial statements, the 2020 half-yearly report and the call of the Shareholders’ Meeting shall be decided by the Board of Directors within the last ten days of December 2020 and communicated to the market with a subsequent press release, in accordance with the applicable provisions.

The Board of Directors also examined the management figures relating to the sales of AlgoWatt SpA as at 30 October 2020, which showed a significant improvement compared to the previous year’s figures. Specifically, the sales of AlgoWatt SpA as at 30 October 2020, excluding discontinued operations, amounted to 11.5 million Euro, an increase of 14.6% compared to the corresponding figure for the previous year. This figure does not represent the amount of the company’s revenues at the same date, in fact, not taking into account the work carried out and not yet invoiced, as well as the contribution of research projects, which amounted to approximately 1.6 million in the first ten months of 2020. This is a significant figure, especially as an indicator of an improvement in cash generation for the Company in an unfavourable economic context.

Finally, the Board of Directors of algoWatt approved the update of the Company’s Code of Ethics, which will be published on the website in the Investor relations/Corporate governance/Corporate documents section and on the 1Info regulated information storage system at the URL

22Oct 2020
  • The project obtained a total EU grant of Euro 6.1 million (Euro 0.4 million as a share reserved for algoWatt)


algoWatt, GreenTech Solutions company listed on Borsa Italiana’s electronic stock exchange (MTA), announces that the kick-off meeting of the research project VPP4Islands (Virtual Power Plant for Interoperable and Smart isLANDS), of which it is a partner, for the integration of renewable systems in islands with complex Virtual Power Plant (VPP) systems, will be held on 22 and 23 October.

The project has been funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme, with a total grant of around Euro 6.1 million (algoWatt share of about Euro 0.4 million), divided among the members of a Consortium made up of 2 large companies, 1 DSO (distribution systems operator), 6 SMEs, 3 universities, 2 RTOs (regional transmission organisations), 3 island municipalities and 2 non-profit organisations.

VPP4Islands aims to accelerate the transition to smart and green energy and to help islands exploit the potential for energy efficiency and innovative storage approaches, promote active citizen participation and become self-sufficient in energy, while reducing costs, greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on heavy fuel oil for energy production, creating new smart activities, growth and skilled jobs locally.

To achieve these objectives, the VPP4Islands project proposes disruptive solutions based on the concept of Digital Twin (DT), Virtual Energy System Storage (VESS) and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) to revolutionize the concept of Virtual Power Plant (VPP) and build smart energy communities. To validate and evaluate the solutions, significant use cases are planned with the use and coordination of different energy assets in two main islands (Formentera in Spain and Gökçeada in Turkey).

The VPP4Islands qualified solutions will then be replicated in three other islands (Bornholm in Denmark, Bozcaada in Turkey and Grado in Italy), in order to launch sustainable and smart energy plans to promote on a large scale the synergy and flexibility of the combination of renewable energy sources, integrated in a unique portfolio of resources.

algoWatt will enhance its partnership in the project by consolidating its scientific and technological expertise in the field of green solutions for the intelligent integrated management of energy resources.

08Oct 2020
  • Approximately 1.5 million vehicles, including cars and commercial vehicles, and more than 3.5 million passengers transited
  • The new toll and embarkation system has contributed to increase social distancing and to safely manage boarding traffic for Sicily during the COVID19 emergency


algoWatt, GreenTech Solutions company listed on Borsa Italiana’s electronic stock exchange (MTA), and Caronte & Tourist, a leading company in maritime connections between Sicily and its minor islands (but also operating routes on the Strait of Messina and Sardinia, also connecting – through CarTour – Sicily and Naples), point out the first phase, virtually completed, of the wider project of digital reorganization of the activities of the C&T Ticketing Terminal located near the freeway junction of Villa San Giovanni.

Since the activation of the automation system on September 30, 2020, about 1.2 million cars, more than 250 thousand commercial vehicles and more than 3.5 million passengers have passed through the port of Villa San Giovanni. These are flattering numbers, which highlight the perfect operation of a completely new system and yet already fully operational.

The automation of the former Villa Agip terminal of Villa San Giovanni – said Vincenzo Franza, CEO of Caronte &Tourist Groupas well as speeding up and streamlining the ticketing procedures has allowed us to increase passenger security in order to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, reducing opportunities for interpersonal contact and optimize the use of resources and management costs”.

Laura Bizzarri, managing director of algoWatt, stated: “For algoWatt this is a highly qualifying project, which will represent a reference standard for the automation of ticketing and traffic management services for quay access and embarkation traffic in all national port facilities. The work done for Caronte & Tourist represents a practical example of the contribution that digitization can bring to the efficiency of transport services and tourist mobility, as well as to the safety and health of passengers. algoWatt has provided the turnkey system including design, purchase from third parties, installation, integration and activation of the system and testing, training courses for Caronte personnel. We also continue to serve the shipping company with the operational maintenance of the system“.


05Oct 2020
  • Turnkey” and “zero cost” interventions will be carried out for the customers
  • Focus on the establishment of renewable energy communities and collective self-consumption projects

algoWatt, GreenTech Solutions company listed on Borsa Italiana’s electronic stock exchange (MTA) part of Italeaf Group, announces the launch of the activity of General Contractor for the restructuring and energy efficiency upgrades with the formula of the Superbonus and Sismabonus of 110%, as provided by the italian Relaunch Decree.

In particular, algoWatt will operate as a promoter of the requalification operation, having structured – with special framework agreements and contractual commitments – an operational network of specialists, firms, installers and financial and insurance partners and will coordinate the necessary factors for the realization of the intervention, guaranteeing a “turnkey” service.

As General Contractor and with a committed internal team, the company will be the sole point of contact for the customer and will directly follow the entire cycle of interventions: from the initial consulting service, related to the feasibility of energy efficiency upgrades and the choice of products and services, to the time schedule of the works, from budget management to the management of the site, up to the relationship with suppliers and the handling of all bureaucratic requirements, without burdening customers.

algoWatt will directly address to the property managers and to the other subjects involved by the Decree, operating mainly with the formula of “zero cost for the customer”, acquiring the fiscal advantage thanks to the credit transfer instrument, but in case of particular needs it will carry out renovations also with the co-investment formula of the customer, where the project foresees interventions co-financed with Ecobonus (50%, 65%, etc.) or other facilitative formulas. algoWatt, as General Contractor, acquired the customer’s tax deductions and converted into a tax credit for a corresponding amount, will access the right of subsequent transfer to financial, credit or insurance institutions, certifying that it meets all legal requirements (improvement of two energy classes, or seismic improvement, fairness of costs and compliance with minimum requirements, asseveration of the intervention and compliance visa).

The company’s expertise in the energy sector will also be crucial to promote projects of self-consumption, even collective, of the energy produced by the establishment of the so-called “renewable energy communities”, with the aim of improving energy efficiency and protecting the environment, reducing the use of fossil fuels. The Superbonus is also recognised for the construction of energy communities up to 200 kW. The benefits extended by the re-launch decree can also be accessed by condominiums that will form an energy community, obtaining the benefits of dedicated withdrawal of energy fed into the grid in addition to receiving discounts applicable on the components of the bill.

Stefano Neri, Chairman and CEO of algoWatt, stated as follows:

We are entering into the segment of energy and seismic upgrading of real estate assets with the confidence that the measures envisaged by the Superbonus can be a driving force in terms of turnover and therefore margins for the Group. We bring to this new business a remarkable track record coming from the two companies that merged to create algoWatt. TerniEnergia has more than 400 MW of photovoltaic plants installed, the construction of the first Italian energy island equipped with storage systems, a consolidated ESCO activity and considerable experience on site; Softeco Sismat provides its technological skills and digital products for the building management, remote control and the emerging Energy Communities. We have structured a complete operational proposal, enhancing the ability to network with complementary partners and companies, considering that energy interventions such as the installation of solar systems or the implementation of digital solutions for energy efficiency need to be associated with other types of building works, such as the realization of the thermal coat or the works foreseen by the Sismabonus. Finally, algoWatt – with its identity as a greentech solutions company for the sustainable economy – intends to take up the challenge of the New Green Deal and actively participate in stimulating the recovery of our economy. By assuming the role of General Contractor in an emerging industry, thanks to fiscal benefits that we hope will become structural as announced by the Government, our Company will be able to fully exploit those skills aimed at pursuing the objectives of improving efficiency, reducing consumption and reducing environmental impact, becoming one of the industrial players in the implementation phase of incentives and fiscal measures such as Eco, Sismabonus and Superbonus“.

04Aug 2020

Italeaf SpA, holding company, announces that the Board of Directors of the subsidiary algoWatt, GreenTech Solutions company listed on Borsa Italiana’s electronic stock exchange (MTA), has started the necessary discussions with the creditors to remodulate and update the certified Recovery and Relaunch Plan and the related Financial Agreement necessary to allow a realignment of the package with respect to the revision of the business model and, as communicated on April 21, 2020, to acquire a complete information framework in light of the impacts of the COVID-19.

To this end, it is recalled that on September 30, 2019 the financial agreement entered into, inter alia, between the former TerniEnergia S.p.A. (the “Company”) and its creditor banks (the “Financial Agreement”), in execution of the Recovery and Relaunch Plan drawn up pursuant to art. 67, third paragraph, letter d) of the bankruptcy law (the “Recovery and Relaunch Plan”), the final version of which was approved by the Board of Directors on August 7, 2019 (for a description of the main terms and conditions of this Recovery Plan, please refer to the press release published on June 27, 2019).

Considering the progress of this process – of which the market is and will be regularly informed – and the importance of the outcome of the above mentioned discussions, aimed at updating the Plan and reshaping the Financial Agreement, the Board of Directors has, therefore, deemed it appropriate to postpone any decision regarding the approval of the draft financial statements and the consolidated financial statements as at 31 December 2019, as well as the half-yearly financial report as at 30 June 2020, to a subsequent date, in order to be able to fully take into account, in approving these financial data, the impacts resulting from the above mentioned discussions.

The exact date of the Board meeting for the approval of the 2019 financial statements and the 2020 half-yearly report and for the call of the Shareholders’ Meeting will be decided by the Board of Directors within the last ten days of October 2020 and communicated to the market with a subsequent press release, in accordance with the applicable provisions.

27Jul 2020
  • Developed with the contribution of the internal R&D department two systems based on artificial intelligence for the optimization of production flows and predictive modelling of landfills
  • The two automated systems were implemented in a biodigester treatment plant in Umbria and in the Monte Scarpino (GE) landfill

Italeaf SpA, holding company and first Italian company builder active in the cleantech and smart innovation sectors, listed on the NASDAQ First North Growth Market of the Stockholm Stock Exchange, announces that the subsidiary algoWatt, GreenTech Solutions company listed on Borsa Italiana’s electronic stock exchange (MTA), has completed the in-house design and development of innovative software solutions based on artificial intelligence (AI) and predictive models applied to the management of waste management and smart environmental plants, which will be marketed under the umbrella brand “AI Green“.

The new AI system for the management of biodigesters, both for organic fraction of waste treatment and for agricultural-zootechnical biomass fed and called AI Green Digesto, has been developed using the data and production parameters of a plant in operation at Nera Montoro (TR) in Umbria. The AI Green Digesto system of algoWatt is a decision support tool for the plant operator, to make decisions with high efficiency content and with the awareness of the final effect, thanks to simulations and scenarios developed by cognitive computing and machine learning solutions.

The AI Green Dump solution has been developed for landfill monitoring by acquisition of chemical and physical parameters, both in real time and from external sources (laboratory analysis, ARPA reports), for predictive leachate modeling downstream of hydrological and weather stress in landfills. As far as the weather is concerned, the system acquires the alert levels issued by CMIR ARPAL.

The innovative artificial intelligence solution has been adopted in the Monte Scarpino landfill (Genoa, the highest in Italy). The solution allows the plant’s security systems to be activated 72 hours in advance to minimize environmental risks. Moreover, thanks to the machine learning systems, AiGreen Dump is able to improve the prediction of operational scenarios and plant management through the analysis and processing of historical data.

In the last 2 years we have completed the transformation of algoWatt into a greentech company that offers solutions for the management of energy and natural resources, with constant attention to investments in research and development – says the Chairman and CEO of algoWatt, Stefano NeriThe systems implemented in waste treatment plants in Umbria and Liguria have produced two successful cases, which show how artificial intelligence systems make an important technological contribution to better manage operational efficiency and reduce environmental risk, preserving the territory from potential contamination. Thanks to these systems, algoWatt is able to offer the public and private sectors innovative and cutting-edge platforms that are fully eco-sustainable”.

07Jul 2020
  • Disposal of the business unit including plant works, real estate and authorisations by SPV Newcoenergy Srl to the SPV Calimera Bio Srl, established by Buttol Srl and Anaergia Srl
  • Consideration of Euro 2.8 million for the transaction

Italeaf SpA, holding company and first Italian company builder active in the cleantech and smart innovation sectors, listed on the NASDAQ First North Growth Market of the Stockholm Stock Exchange, announces that the subsidiary algoWatt, GreenTech Solutions company listed on Borsa Italiana’s electronic stock exchange (MTA), has signed the contract for the sale of the business unit relating to the biodigestion and The business unit, which includes the work in progress to complete the biodigester itself, the properties involved and the related building and environmental authorizations, was acquired by Calimera Bio Srl, a special purpose vehicle company set up by Anaergia Srl and Buttol Srl, operating in the field of high quality environmental services through a path of sustainable development. The consideration for the transaction amounts to approximately Euro 2.8 million, fully paid in cash, which also represents the collection by algoWatt.

19Jun 2020
  • The new environmental asset put into service in Umbria, in the eco-industrial park of Nera Montoro (TR) and is authorized to treat 438,000 cubic meters per year of groundwater and 58,000 tons per year of liquid waste.
  • Plant owned by Purify Srl, a JV between algoWatt and ATP Project & Constructions, Total investment of approximately Euro 9 million


Italeaf SpA, holding company and first Italian company builder active in the cleantech and smart innovation sectors, listed on the NASDAQ First North Growth Market of the Stockholm Stock Exchange, announces that the subsidiary algoWatt, GreenTech Solutions company listed on Borsa Italiana’s electronic stock exchange (MTA) announces that, today has put into operation the plant Purify, a JV between algoWatt and ATP Project and Constructions Srl, owner of industrial fluid waste treatment and groundwater remediation plants in Nera Montoro (TR), Umbria.

The start-up of the platform, which involved a total investment of approximately Euro 9 million, confirms the goal of algoWatt aimed at enhancing the asset management of marginal resource recovery plants, also through the consolidation of partnerships with leading Italian and international investors in the green and circular economy sector, as envisaged in the Group’s Recovery and Relaunch Plan.

AlgoWatt‘s Chairman and CEO, Stefano Neri, said:

We put into operation an innovative plant, projected and started before the merger between TerniEnergia and Softeco, which originated algoWatt, in line with the industrial targets we had set ourselves. The commissioning of the plant completes the equipment of the green industry factory in Nera Montoro (TR) Umbria, which represents an integrated platform (liquid waste, biodigestion and composting of FORSU, treatment of end-of-life tyres) with economic-financial and strategic value. It is, in fact, an industrial area dedicated to the environmental industry, barycentric with respect to the Italian market for the recovery of resources and characterized by a strong appeal for players specializing in green and circular economy“.

The Executive Director of ATP Srl, Pierluigi Ruopoli, said:

Our partnership in the construction and subsequent management phase of a complex and articulated plant such as that of Nera Montoro, represents an important opportunity, especially in the field of enhancement and refinement of our skills. The relationship with algoWatt will allow us to introduce very relevant digital and technological innovations in plant management and to offer to the liquid waste treatment market a platform focused on environmental sustainability and operational efficiency“.

The Purify plant

The new plant platform, authorized by the Umbria Region, integrates two different treatment lines:

  • Groundwater remediation (TAF). Purify manages the groundwater treatment, in compliance with the regional requirements of the remediation project of the Nera Montoro site, in the province of Terni, for a total capacity of 438,000 cubic meters per year. The revamping involved the chemical-physical and biological plants, a complex system consisting of 48 wells for the drainage of treated water and a monitoring system consisting of 95 piezometers placed to control the water table of the Nera Montoro industrial site, for a total treatment of 50m3/h.
  • Treatment of industrial liquid waste (TRL). This is the new section dedicated to the treatment of liquid waste with a capacity of 58,000 t/year that includes two process lines: (a) biological treatment with activated sludge for the removal of nitrites, nitrates and ammoniacal nitrogen; and (b) chemical-physical treatment by flotation or evaporation, with two three-stage vacuum evaporators (2,500 litres/hour each) for the purification of water with the highest concentration of pollutants.

The competitive environment

The Purify plant platform operates in an area with high demand for the treatment of industrial liquid waste. Addressing a supra-regional context, it can provide the ideal answer for those companies that place the enhancement and correct treatment of environmental resources as a target of their activities. As regards Umbria alone – a region where no similar treatment plant exists – an analysis of the companies’ MUDs shows that demand for liquid waste treatment exceeds twice the authorised capacity of Purify. The plants operating in the neighbouring regions of Lazio, Tuscany, Marche and Abruzzo are not equipped with all the process lines of the Purify platform. The catchment area, also in consideration of the proximity of the highway exit, can extend up to a distance of 300-400 km, especially towards the south, filling a substantial plant gap in this sector of central-southern Italy. 

The revamping of the TAF plant, on the other hand, makes it possible to adjust the regulations for the reclamation of groundwater, making a significant contribution to the safety of a historic industrial area in Central Italy, previously owned by the Eni Group.

Inauguration with web conference

The plant will be inaugurated today with a web conference scheduled at 11 am CET entitled: “Circular Economy and Reclamation: an opportunity for growth in the context of the Green New Deal“, with the participation, among others, of the Undersecretary for the Environment, Roberto Morassut. To participate: