The actions of the project have been carried out properly. The forecast is to finish the project on the date indicated in the proposal and comply with all the proposed objectives.
The operation and monitoring of the pilot wetland will end in October 2018, with the objective of covering the harvest cycle of 2018 (Action B.3.2). The operation of the gasification plant has been completed and the data obtained is in the process of validation (B.4.3.). With the validation of the data of both pilots, the preliminary results obtained in Action C, monitoring of the impact project, may be adjusted if necessary.
The activities corresponding to actions D and E are being carried out as planned.
A. Preparatory Actions.
- A.1. Preliminary Works.
B. Implementation Actions.
B.1. Characterization and design of pilot constructed wetlands.
- B.1.1. Analysis of winery wastewater.
- B.1.2. Adsorption study of targeted compounds on cork wastes.
- B.1.3. Small prototype and pilot plant design.
B.2. Characterization, design and construction of gasification pilot plant.
- B.2.1. Cork waste characterization.
- B.2.2. Design and construction of a downdrawn gasification reactor and syngas conditioning system.
- B.2.3. Testing of potential industrial applications for ashes generated in the gasification process.
B.3. Construction, installation, operation and assessment of pilot constructed wetlands.
- B.3.1. Construction of the pilot wetland.
- B.3.2 Operation and assessment of the Constructed Wetland.
B.4. Integration, start–up and validation of the gasification pilot plant.
- B.4.1. Integration of the Gasification Pilot plant.
- B.4.2. Start – up of the Gasification Pilot plant.
- B.4.3. Pilot plant’s validation.
C. Monitoring of the project impact.
- C.1. Monitoring of the project impact.
- C.2. Monitoring of the Socio-economic impact.
D. Public Awareness and dissemination of results.
- D.1. Project website.
- D.2. LIFE+ Notice boards.
- D.3. Layman’s report.
- D.4. Open Days.
- D.5. Other dissemination activities.
E. Public Awareness and dissemination of results.
- E.1. Project management by UPC
- E.2. Networking activities with other projects
- E.3. After – LIFE communication plan
- E.4. External Audit
- E.5. Indicator tables
10 of the 17 deliverables of the ECORKWASTE project have been completed.
|D1||A1||Report on policies and legislation in the EU, summarizing current situation in the EU states and expected near-term developments||12/2017|
|D2||A1||Report on current gasification and wetlands technologies||12/2016|
|D3||A1||Report on cork waste facilities, cork production and cork waste characteristics||12/2016|
|D4||B1||Adsorption capacity of cork wastes determined||12/2017|
|D5||B2||Report including complete physic-chemical characterization of cork waste||12/2016|
|D6||B1||Mathematical model of cork waste adsorption obtained||12/2016|
|D7||B1||Report on Winery wastewater physicochemical characterization||12/2016|
|D8||B2||Report on best operating conditions for optimal syngas production from cork waste: Gasification assessment and optimization conditions report||12/2016|
|D9||B2||Report on proposal for ash valorization according to the results obtained during the optimization phase of the gasification technology||12/2017|
|D12||D5||Integrated waste management plan for the cork industry||07/2018|
Next, deliverables that are missing out.
The dates of deliverables D10, D11, D13 and D17 have been adjusted according to the needs of the project in order to properly perform the validation of the treatment wetland and the gasification pilot, without delaying compliance in time or manner the goals of the project.
|D10||B4||Technical report on pilot gasification operation||30/11/2018|
|D11||B3||Technical report on wetland operation||30/11/2018|
|D13||C2||Report: Socioeconomic impact of the project||30/11/2018|
|D17||C1||Report: Environmental viability of the new treatment scheme||30/11/2018|
10 of the 14 milestones proposed by the ECRKWASTE Project have been achieved as planned.
|M1||E1||Nomination of the Projecte Manager and the Steering Committee||12/2016|
|M2||D5||LinkedIn and Twitter accounts actiaved||12/2016|
|M3||C1||Environmental impact indicators selected||12/2016|
|M4||D2||Life+ information boards erected at different locations||12/2017|
|M5||A1||Permissions for performing activities in Codorniu's and CTM facilities||12/2017|
|M6||D1||Projecte website activated||12/2016|
|M7||B1||Complete design of pilot wetlands||12/2016|
|M8||B2||Gasification pilot plant constructed and installed||12/2016|
|M9||B3||Pilot wtland constructed and installed||12/2016|
|M10||C2||Socio-economic impact indicators selected||01/2018|
|M12||B4||Gasification pilot plant validation finished||06/2018|
Two of the three Open Days in Codorniu will be held in October of the last year of operation of the Pilot Wetland (Milestone M11). The dates of validation of the treatment and gasification pilot wetlands (M12 and M13) have been adjusted according to the development of the project, without delaying the fulfilment of the established objectives. Table 5 presents the dates scheduled to meet the pending milestones.
|M11||D4||Open das in Codorniu's facilities finished||30/11/2018|
|M13||B3||Pilot wetland validation finished||30/10/2018|
|M14||D3||Layman's report placed in the website and distributed to industry, government departments and environmental groups||31/12/2018|