A. Preparatory actions
Each partner will provide documents and procedures needed to start the plant set-up and its operation. Partners will define the requirements of the demo-plant, according to the existing equipment. Process-, mechanical- and electrical engineering and software development will be required to provide a complete design of a biogas plant, also taking into account its future upscaling.
B. Implementation actions
All partners will work in synergy to ensure the best technical and logistic realization of the LIFE STEAM demo
plant. The action goal is to realize the whole LIFE STEAM demo plant, which will be tested over a 12-month period to demonstrate its industrial feasibility. During this period, several parameters will be analyzed, and product quality tests will be run to monitor the process. Different process conditions will be tested to assess and optimize the demo plant performances. Partners will carry out a market and key stakeholder analysis to ensure the continuation of the project after its end.
C. Monitoring of the impact of the project actions
In order to fully assess and exploit the added values that LIFE STEAM can bring in terms of environmental
impacts, the partners will extensively monitor the environmental performance of the process and the final
products through the main project KPIs. A complete LCA will provide a clear picture of the benefits brought by LIFE STEAM. Socio-economic aspect will be also analyzed helping to define the economic scenarios and the impact on local, national and European community.
D. Public awareness and dissemination of results
The implementation activities of the project will be supported by a continuous communication and dissemination activity of the results obtained, in order to reach stakeholders and to ensure the visibility of the project, raise awareness of its actions and achievements, find synergies with other LIFE and non-LIFE projects. The dissemination of results will be implemented through different sub-actions: presentation of project's results to international business fairs and exhibitions, regular updating of project's website and social media campaign, production of multi-media promotion materials.
E. Project management
Management plan will be put in place to define rules, management bodies and roles, risk and quality monitoring, reporting and communication, ensuring smooth and effective management. The Coordinating Beneficiary will ensure that all activities proceed according as established and in accordance with the time schedule, and that all administrative and financial documents are produced correctly. EASME will be regularly updated about project progress and technical and financial results.
An After-LIFE Plan will provide an overview of the project's objectives, methodologies and results, and will define a strategy for future replication and relevance to environmental policy and legislation. The Plan will be delivered at the end of the project with the extent to set the basis for a successful replicability and transferability roadmap developed over 24 months.