ET Ecotrasformer

ET ECOTRASFORMER is a Waste System designed at the ISIDE Design Research Lab to enhance municipal solid waste thanks to pyrolysis.  For this project I was involved as Design Researcher and mentor for a group of graduate design students.

The project was nominee at the INDEX AWARD 2015

The project received honors at the  PNA – Premio Nazionale delle Arti  (National Arts Prize) – Design 2013

Ecotrasformer map


ET Ecotrasformer is a full-service garbage and solid waste system that produces electrical energy on site using a patented pyrolysis system  capable of decreasing by 90% the mass of material to be wasted. It is designed for urban settlements with high/medium/low population density, public and private communities, civil protection, humanitarian missions, and other contexts. The project is the result of a partnership with several companies: IES – Ltd. Electronic Engineering Systems, Costec, FCE – Flati Electromechanical Constructions, ISIA of Rome and the Research Centre ISIDE of Rome. ET is patented and in prototyping stage, thanks to FILAS financing. Another partner interested in participating in the management of the service is Poste Italiane, the biggest Italian postal service.

prototype N_1


Prototype N_2

3d model


1. The design of an innovative technology-based pyrolytic system of molecular modification, 15 to 45 kwatt / hour, capable of opening garbage bags, eliminating bulky metal materials, carry the mass up to the mouth of the modifier, reduce odors, produce electricity and heat storing the minimum amount of residue (ash, coal dust and exhausted).

2. The design of a service  for network management and remote control  and a  service that allows users to be recognized as contributors and receive rewarding based on their contribution to the Energy production through garbage wasting.

The Service Map

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System Flow


Context Map

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Process Map

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