Jornada de "Economía circular de lodos de depuradora"

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El próximo martes 20 de junio y dentro del proyecto LIFE-Dry4Gas se va a realizar la jornada técnica "Economía circular de lodos de depuradora", evento que tendrá lugar a las 9:30 horas en las instalaciones del CECER-CIEMAT y que será gratuito. Estará coordinado por Virginia Pérez (CEDER-CIEMAT), Eva Blasco (CIEDA-CIEMAT) e Ignacio Godos (UVA). Puede ver el video con las intervenciones de los participantes: Puede acceder al formulario para realizar la incripción gratuita, pulsando aquí. Si desea conectarse remotamente a la jornada, puede hacerlo pusando aquí. Para descargar el programa de la jornada, pulse aquí (pdf 870 KB) o en la imagen del cartel inferior.      ]]>

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Fifth monitoring visit of the LIFE DRY4GAS project

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The 13th and 14th of June 2022 took place the fifth monitoring visit of the LIFE DRY4GAS project by the external monitor of NEEMO. The meeting, organized by CIEMAT as project coordinator in collaboration with ESAMUR as host, was celebrated presently in Murcia. Representatives of all the partners attended the meeting showing the advances performed during the last year. The 13th of June a visit to the DRY4GAS prototype installations in the WWTP of San Javier was carried out, where the state of the prototype and the advances done in the dryer of CIEMAT and in the heat recovery part, including the combustion chamber of AITESA and the ORC of RANK, where first hand known. The 14th of June a meeting was held in the facilities of ESAMUR in Murcia, where the advances in the different project actions were shown and the necessity of asking for a project extension was commented in order to fulfil all the tasks and foreseen objectives. The project is progressing satisfactorily, but it has suffered several delays in the supply of components and in the construction of the gasifier.      ]]>

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LIFE-DRY4GAS project in LIFE AMIA Conference

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On May 17th, the LIFE AMIA project organised the Conference entitled “Tratamiento avanzado de aguas residuales para reutilización de agua en agricultura” in the offices of CEBAS-CSIC in Murcia. In the Conference, several aspects related to the removal of micropollutants and pathogenics, microalgae application and several innovative processes for the treatment of waste water will be presented. Furthermore, the event is also a networking activity with other LIFE projects in the field. Virginia Pérez, coordinator of the project and member of the Thermal Conversion Processes Unit of CEDER-CIEMAT, will present the LIFE-DRY4GAS project, stating the proposed technology for the management of sewage sludge in Waste Water Treatment Plants (WWTP).      ]]>

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LIFE-DRY4GAS project will participate on ACI’s Gasification Summit 2022

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Gasification Summit 2022 will be held on 9th and 10th March 2022 in Lyon (France). This event was planned for 18th and 19th March 2020, but it has been postponed due to COVID-19. ACI’s 9th Annual Gasification Summit will comprise formal presentations, interactive discussions and excellet networking opportunities. It will showcase the latest developments in the sector and provide key insights from senior executives in the industry to discuss the latest commercial and technical developments, challenges and research breakthroughs throughout the entire gasification market. The LIFE-DRY4GAS project will be present in this event with an oral presentation in Session Three (day 1): Gasification Outlook: Status and Present Develpments.

Gasification Summit 2022 is scheduled to take place on 9-10 March 2022 in Lyon (France). ACI’s 9th Annual Gasification Summit will comprise formal presentations, interactive discussions and excellet networking opportunities. It will showcase the latest developments in the sector and provide key insights from senior executives in the industry to discuss the latest commercial and technical developments, challenges and research breakthroughs throughout the entire gasification market. The LIFE-DRY4GAS project will be present in this event with an oral presentation titled “Sewage sludge gasification” in Session “Gasification Outlook: Status and Present Develpments”. This event was scheduled to be held on 18-19 March 2020, but was postponed due to COVID-19.        ]]>

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LIFE-DRY4GAS in the event of sewage sludge by ATEGRUS

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LIFE-DRY4GAS in the technical conference of sewage sludge by ATEGRUS On October 19th, the technical conference on sewage sludge management and energetic valorisation organized by ATEGRUS, took place at the same time that SMAGUA 2021 exhibition, celebrated in the Zaragoza Trade Fair. Different topics related to management and energetic valorisation of sewage sludge were studied. Other questions like sewage sludge legislation and opportunities related to circular economy were discussed. On the other hand, innovative technologies for the recovery and use of sewage sludge were presented.  Virginia Pérez, member of the Thermal Conversion Processes Unit of CEDER-CIEMAT, presented the LIFE-DRY4GAS project. In her exposition, she described the main technologies of the project, whose aim is to reduce the environmental impact of the conventional sewage sludge management. Photos of the progress of the construction of the demonstrative prototype, implemented in the waste water treatment plant (WWTP) of San Javier, Murcia, were shown. Furthermore, Virginia Pérez, took part in a round table discussion with other speakers at the conference, where they discussed current aspects of sewage sludge. Some of the topics discussed were the social and environmental problems associated with sewage sludge that complicate its valorisation within the circular economy; technological advances to reduce the pollutants of the sludge; the determination of viruses, like COVID 19, in sewage sludge; or the use of alternative methods to agricultural applications in the medium and long term.]]>

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LIFE-DRY4GAS project in a summer course at the University of Valladolid

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LIFE-DRY4GAS has been present at the I Summer Course on biogas production on farms and its use in mobility which has been held at the Soria Campus of the University of Valladolid

LIFE-DRY4GAS project in a summer course at the University of Valladolid On July 15th and 16th, the I Summer Course on biogas production on farms and its use in mobility was held at the Soria Campus of the University of Valladolid, aimed at the dissemination of technologies and possibilities for producing biogas in farms. The course included different presentations from LIFE projects with similar issues. Among the conferences scheduled for July 16, Virginia Pérez, researcher of the Thermal Conversion Processes Unit of CEDER-CIEMAT and coordinator of the project, presented the Project LIFE-DRY4GAS: solar drying of sewage sludge for energy recovery by gasification, presenting the main objectives and technologies that are been developed in the framework of the demonstrative project.    ]]>

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LIFE-DRY4GAS Project at the 4th Phosphorus in Europe Research Meeting (PERM4)

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LIFE-DRY4GAS Project at the 4th Phosphorus in Europe Research Meeting (PERM4) in the session entitled “Nutrient recovery from sewage sludge”.

The 4th Phosphorus in Europe Research Meeting (PERM) will be held online the 2nd of June 2021, organised in partnership between ESPP (European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform), the Biorefine Cluster and ETA Renewable Energies Florence. This meeting will bring together the major EU-funded R&D projects currently developing, analysing and piloting nutrient recycling and nutrient management (Horizon2020, Interreg, LIFE) as well as regional, national or company funded projects. The objectives are to enable exchange of experience and discuss future nutrient research perspectives with industry, stakeholders and the European Commission. The LIFE-DRY4GAS Project will participate in the session entitled “Nutrient recovery from sewage sludge”, through the presentation “LIFE DRY4GAS: Towards the agricultural valorization of sewage sludge from solar dryer and gasification processes”, carried out by Felipe Bastida, from CEBAS-CSIC, as project partner.    ]]>

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Fourth monitoring visit of the LIFE DRY4GAS project

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The fourth monitoring visit of the LIFE DRY4GAS project took place the 27th of May 2021. The meeting, organized by CIEMAT as project coordinator, was celebrated virtually due to the COVID-19 crisis and was attended by representatives of all the partners currently participating in the project. At the meeting, the progress of the project during the last year was presented. Representatives of each of the partners gave presentations to assess the current development of tasks and deliverables, as well as the deadlines for their completion. It was highlighted that the Mid-term Report with the justification of all the expenses and the technical development of the project was delivered in June 2020, which was accepted by the European Commission. In addition, during the last year the prototype construction has been started, with the setting-up of the concrete slab and the warehouse, the building and installation of different parts of the solar dryer and the construction of the combustion chamber and the heat exchanger. The project is currently under development and is progressing satisfactorily.     ]]>

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The LIFE-DRY4GAS Project was in the 81st International Energy Agency- Fluidized Bed Conversion Technical Meeting (IEA-FBC)

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The 81st Technical Meeting of the Fluidized Bed Conversion group of the International Energy Agency was held virtually the 10th November 2020. In this edition, several technical issues related to fluidized bed conversion technology have been presented, with the point of view at the way that the current COVID19 crisis could influence in this technology. Virginia Pérez, member of the Thermal Conversion Processes Unit of CEDER-CIEMAT and coordinator of the LIFE-DRY4GAS project, presented the work entitled “Energy recovery through Sewage sludge gasification: The LIFE-DRY4GAS Project” in this international meeting with experts from up to 19 countries from Europe, Asia and America. An overall approach of the project, the consortium and the technologies that integrate the demonstrative prototype were shown. A special focus was set at the gasification of sewage sludge in bubbling fluidized bed, due to the great relevance of this technology in the technical forum. Additionally, the alternative to the current use of sewage sludge in agriculture proposed by the project was explained. Finally, preliminary results obtained during solar drying and gasification of the sewage sludge carried out at CEDER-CIEMAT facilities were presented, as a first step for the prototype construction that will be installed in the WWTP located in San Javier (Murcia).  ]]>

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LIFE-DRY4GAS project in the 28th e-EUBCE

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The 28th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) was held virtually, due to the COVID-19 crisis, from 6th to 9th July 2020.

The 28th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) was held virtually, due to the COVID-19 crisis, from 6th to 9th July 2020. In this edition the EUBCE has expanded its portfolio from energy related biomass production and conversion of bio-based feedstock to other sectors of the bioeconomy and has integrated the bioeconomy’s role in the post-pandemic economic recovery. David Peña, member of the Thermal Conversion Processes Unit of CEDER-CIEMAT, carried out an oral presentation entitled “Sewage sludge solar drying and gasification at pilot scale for CHP” in the session “2BO.2: Innovative Integrated Gasification Systems Modelling and Demonstration” on Tuesday 7th of July. A resume of LIFE-DRY4GAS project and the main results of preliminary solar drying and gasifying tests of sewage sludge carried out in pilot plants at CEDER-CIEMAT were presented, as a previous step to the design of the prototype that will be installed in the waste water treatment plant (WWTP) located in San Javier (Murcia, Spain). The chairperson during this session was Wiebren De Jong, from the University of Technology of Delft (The Netherlands). Three additional presenters from the University of Messina, ENEA and UniMORE, all of them from Italy, participated also in this session, with a final discussion opened to questions of the audience.  ]]>

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Third monitoring visit of the LIFE-DRY4GAS project

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The third monitoring visit of the LIFE-DRY4GAS project took place the 20th of May 2020. The meeting was organized by CIEMAT, as project coordinator, and was celebrated virtually due to the COVID-19 crisis

The third monitoring visit of the LIFE-DRY4GAS project took place the 20th of May 2020. The meeting was organized by CIEMAT, as project coordinator, and was celebrated virtually due to the COVID-19 crisis. Representatives of all the partners of the project attended the meeting. All beneficiaries of the project presented technical advances produced during the last year, the current situation of all tasks and deliverables and the foreseen deadlines for each one. In the second part of the meeting, all the partners presented individually the economic documents for justifying the project in the last year to the external monitor. ]]>

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LIFE-DRY4GAS project participate on the LIFE Platform meeting on Waste-Water Treatment. Making Water Fit for LIFE

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A LIFE Platform meeting on Waste-Water Treatment on Making Water Fit for LIFE was hold on 29-30 January 2020 in Barcelona. The main outcome of the meeting was to provide feedback to the Water Policy Unit of Directorate General for Environment (DG ENV) based on your practical experiences of implementing LIFE projects. The LIFE-DRY4GAS project has been present in this event with a poster and a speed presentation about the project.

A LIFE Platform meeting on Waste-Water Treatment on Making Water Fit for LIFE was hold on 29-30 January 2020 in Barcelona. The main outcome of the meeting was to provide feedback to the Water Policy Unit of Directorate General for Environment (DG ENV) based on your practical experiences of implementing LIFE projects. The LIFE-DRY4GAS project has been present in this event with a poster and a speed presentation about the project.      ]]>

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Visit of CEDER by Minister Pedro Duque

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The 15th of October 2019, the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, Pedro Duque, visited CEDER-CIEMAT facilities

The 15th of October 2019, the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, Pedro Duque, visited CEDER-CIEMAT facilities in Lubia (Soria). Within his visit, he had the opportunity of knowing the activities performed by the Center researchers in the field of energy valorization of biomass and solid residues. Among these activities, the LIFE DRY4GAS project was presented to the Minister, who showed interest in the replicability of the prototype developed in the project. Furthermore, he visited the solar drying and gasification pilot plants that are used by CEDER-CIEMAT in the test runs of the preparatory actions of the project, on which the development of the prototype of solar drying and gasification that will be installed in San Javier (Murcia) WWTP is based.        ]]>

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The Project in the World Congress ISWA 2019

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Between 7th and 9th October 2019, the World Congress ISWA 2019 was held in Bilbao. The LIFE-DRY4GAS Project was presented, through the participation of Virginia Pérez, a CIEMAT researcher

Between 7th and 9th October 2019, the World Congress ISWA 2019 was held in Bilbao. ISWA (International Solid Waste Association) is an international association non-governmental, independent and non-profit association. Its mission is to promote and to develop professional waste management worldwide as a contribution to sustainable development. The ISWA World Congress 2019 carried out its 29th edition with the theme “The road to the sustainability and circular economy”. The congress was based on a scientific programme which was focused on sustainable waste management, circular economy and resource efficiency, highlighting the future strategies, new & smart technologies, landfills and closing dumpsites, waste management in developing countries, waste to energy, waste reduction, prevention, reuse and recycling, climate change, health, urban mining, the problem of marine litter, and environmental responsibility, among others. In this event, the LIFE-DRY4GAS Project was presented, through the participation of Virginia Pérez, a CIEMAT researcher, who exposed the work entitled “Sewage sludge solar drying and gasification for energy recovery”. Results of sewage sludge solar drying and gasification preliminary tests conducted at CEDER-CIEMAT facilities were shown. These tests will be the basis for the design of the demonstration plant that will be settled in San Javier (Murcia)‘s WWTP. The presentation was performed in the session “Una mirada al Futuro”, moderated by Pilar Vázquez Palacios, president of ANEPMA (Asociación Nacional de Empresas Públicas de Medio Ambiente, National association of public environmental companies), sharing the table with Renato Ribeiro Siman (Univ. Espirito Santo, Brazil), Marta Barco (Bilbao City Council), Gabriela Otero (Abrelpe, Brazil) and Asa Bergérus Rensvik (EPA, Sweeden).  ]]>

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Second monitoring visit of the LIFE DRY4GAS project

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The second monitoring visit of the LIFE DRY4GAS project took place the 19th of June 2019. The meeting was celebrated in the offices of CIEMAT in Madrid

The second monitoring visit of the LIFE DRY4GAS project took place the 19th of June 2019. The meeting was celebrated in the offices of CIEMAT in Madrid and representatives of all the partners in that moment of the project attended the meeting. All beneficiaries of the project presented their technical advances up to the meeting and the situation of the project. Moreover, CIEMAT informed about the situation of the writing of the Amendment no.4 to the project Grant Agreement. The external monitor of NEEMO clarified doubts related to the needed steps and documents for changing the consortium (beneficiaries, actions and budget) and reviewed the financial and administrative paperwork individually with each partner. ]]>

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First monitoring visit of the LIFE DRY4GAS project

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The first monitoring visit of the LIFE DRY4GAS project took place the 26th of June 2018. The meeting was celebrated in the offices of Cadagua in Madrid

The first monitoring visit of the LIFE DRY4GAS project took place the 26th of June 2018. The meeting was celebrated in the offices of Cadagua in Madrid and representatives of all the partners in that moment of the project attended the meeting. The external monitor from NEEMO made a presentation of the LIFE Programme 2014-2020, including technical and financial-administrative issues. Moreover, all the partners then in the project performed a presentation of the tasks made up to the meeting, as well as their foresight regarding financial and administrative issues of the project. At last, a review of the financial and administrative paperwork was treated individually with all the partners. ]]>

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The LIFE DRY4GAS project kick-off meeting

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The LIFE DRY4GAS Project officially started the 3rd of July 2017 and after that, the 10th of October 2017 the project kick-off meeting was held in ESAMUR head offices in Espinardo (Murcia).

The LIFE DRY4GAS Project officially started the 3rd of July 2017 and after that, the 10th of October 2017 the project kick-off meeting was held in ESAMUR head offices in Espinardo (Murcia). Participants of each partner attended this meeting, aimed at knowing each other in person, clarifying consortium management issues and preparing work in preliminary and implementation actions in the project.   ]]>

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