Who we are

The Italian Composting and Biogas Association (itl. C.I.C. CONSORZIO ITALIANO COMPOSTATORI) is a Non for profit organisation established in 1992.

Currently CIC is the unique association in Italy for the recovery and recycling of organic waste.


Since 25 years CIC’s mission is to promote biowaste recycling and prevention, enhance compost quality and market, organise technical training for the composting sector and assist government bodies in improving biowaste recycling.


Among the Members of CIC there are public and private compost producers, local authorities and others involved in compost productions, such as machinery and equipment constructors, growing media producers, research institutes, etc.…

Engaged in Europe

European Composting Network

CIC has been a member of the European Composting Network (ECN) since its foundation.

ECN is the leading European membership organization promoting sustainable recycling practices in composting, anaerobic digestion and other biological treatment processes of organic resources. Since 2013, CIC’s Technical Director Mr. Massimo Centemero has been part of ECN’s Board and acts as vice-chair of the European organisation.

World Biogas Association

CIC is a founding member of the Word Biogas Association.

The Association is dedicated to facilitating the adoption of biogas globally as an essential step to meet the sustainable development goals of the Paris Agreement.