A1. PRE-INDUSTRIAL ASSESSMENT OF CO-SUBSTRATE AND VALIDATION OF TESTING METHODS IN A SPECIFIC MATRIX
In this action, the pre-industrial assessment of co-substrates was realized and the assay methods to be used in the next actions were validated.
Action A1 concluded successfully in 2015 February.
B. IMPLEMENTATION ACTIONS
B1. DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, INSTALLATION AND START-UP OF THE PROTOTYPES
B2. DESIGN AND EXECUTION OF THE AUTOMATION AND CONTROL SYSTEMS OF THE PROTOTYPES
B3. OPERATION AND VALIDATION OF THE TECHNOLOGY
During 2015 the design, construction, installation and start-up of the Prototypes were carried out.
The fact of working with the two prototypes in a simultaneous way will allow distinguishing, in an unequivocal manner, the variations in the biogas production due directly to the automatic waste dosage from those inherent to the proper sludge, and it will also allow to get data for the monitoring of the project’s progress.
During 2016, we worked in the technology demonstration and validation. In this phase, we are operating the prototypes with sludge of a real plant and characterizing the sludge and biogas lines in a physic, chemical and biological way. Up to now we have defined the main process control variables, we have programmed the system and we are validating and adjusting the tool.
It is foreseen that this action ends in 2017 May.
C. MONITORING THE IMPACT OF THE PROJECT ACTIONS
C1. MONITORING OF THE IMPACT OF THE PROJECT ACTIONS
During all the project, socio-economic and environmental impact validation actions are being carrying out.
D. COMMUNICATION AND DISSEMINATION OF RESULTS
D1. COMMUNICATION AND DISSEMINATION ACTION
D2. PROJECT WEBSITE
D3. NOTICE BOARDS
D4. LAYMAN’S REPORT
The dissemination of the main project results and lessons learnt at national and international levels aims to raise awareness and demonstrate the effectiveness of project results. The project’s results are being communicated and disseminated to the relevant stakeholders and audiences by a series of different on/offline means.
In “News & Events” section of this website our dissemination activities could be consulted.
Notice boards and Layman´s report could be downloaded in “Project documents” section.
E. PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND MONITORING OF THE PROJECT PROGRESS
E1. PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND MONITORING OF THE PROJECT PROGRESS
This action aims to prepare, manage, monitor and coordinate the project schedule by managing its technical, administrative and financial aspects, as well as monitoring the participation of all the partners and the fulfillment of their assigned tasks. This action will last all the project.
E2. CREATION OF INFORMATION EXCHANGE NETWORKS WITH OTHER PROJECTS
This task was initiated in September 2014 with the generation of the deliverable D.E.2.1 Database of projects related to LIFE ECOdigestion according to schedule. This database is being updated throughout the entire project, making contacts with project responsible.
E3. AFTER-LIFE COMMUNICATION PLAN
It started with the project in September, 2014, with the collection of information for dissemination activities, according to the planned schedule.
The After-Life Communication Plan is being built on the basis of dissemination and event activities feed-back and stakeholders needs.
E4. PROJECT AUDIT
This action will begin in July 2017 with the participation of an external auditor.