Project stages
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A. PREPARATORY ACTIONS

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.

This action ended successfully in 2017 September.


 

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 were carried 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  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 was 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 and it ended in September, 2017.

The After-Life Communication Plan was built on the basis of dissemination and event activities feed-back and stakeholders needs.

E4. PROJECT AUDIT

This action ended in November 2017 with the participation of an external auditor.