CAA is an international center specialized in research and innovation and in the provision of services for environmental protection, active in Europe for over 30 years.
The main areas of intervention are: Sustainable Agriculture and Sanitary Entomology and Zoology, with particular reference to the development of the most advanced biological control and integrated technologies with low environmental impact for the defense of agricultural crops and for the control of mosquitoes, flies and other arthropods of veterinary medical interest; the Waste and Biomass Management Systems with the preparation of plans for the separate collection of waste and with the recovery in agriculture of sludge from water purification; the management of urban green spaces and tree plant stability; conducting Biomonitoring of the atmosphere and air quality.
The Center represents a structure of excellence at European level in the field of medical entomology: co-founder of the European Association for the fight against mosquitoes, since 2011 is the Collaborating Center of the International Agency for Atomic Energy (IAEA) in Vienna in the field of development and the application of sterile male technology, aimed at breaking the tiger mosquito’s reproductive chain to reduce the transmission of diseases such as Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika. It also assists the Emilia-Romagna Region in the management of the surveillance plan and the fight against the tiger mosquito and the diseases it can transmit.
CAA is also an Assay Center accredited by Mipaaf for tests on the efficacy and phytotoxicity levels of plant protection products, on the development of resistance to active ingredients in insect populations. The activities are carried out in close collaboration with the Department of Agricultural Sciences of the University of Bologna.
CAA has set up a biological sewage sludge storage plant consisting of underground reinforced concrete tanks with punctual storage capacity of 18,000 tons of material, for a maximum annual treatment potential, according to the regional reference legislation, of 55,000 tons.
CAA is a limited liability company in which 75.33% of the cooperative LʻOperosa is involved and 24.67% are the non-profit association Agen.Ter.