Visit of CEDER by Minister Pedro Duque
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.
The DRY4GAS Project was presented in the World Congress ISWA 2019
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).
The DRY4GAS Project will be present in the World Congress ISWA 2019
Between 7th and 9th October 2019 the World Congress ISWA (International Solid Waste Association) will be held in Bilbao, a global meeting which includes high level plenaries as well as technical site visits and that will be the 29th edition. Waste management professionals, government officials, industry leaders, policy makers and scientists, among others, meet to exchange views and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for sustainable solid waste management. An attendance of over 1,200 delegates from across the globe is expected.
In this event, the DRY4GAS Project will be present, through the participation of Virginia Pérez, a CIEMAT researcher and coordinator of the Project, who will present the work entitled “Sewage sludge solar drying and gasification for energy recovery” in the session “Una mirada al futuro” the 8th of October.
Second monitoring visit of the LIFE DRY4GAS project
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.