TOP-REF reviews the outcomes achieved after the first year of the project execution

//TOP-REF reviews the outcomes achieved after the first year of the project execution

TOP-REF reviews the outcomes achieved after the first year of the project execution

Last 14th of January, TOP-REF organized the I General Assembly of the project, which was hosted by Tecnalia at its headquarters in San Sebastián (Spain). In the meeting participated, in addition to the partners of the consortium, the Project Technical Advisor, representing the European Commission.

The event allowed the partners to present and review the results of the first year of the project works. At this stage the performance of the project is smoothly going according to the plan. The main outcomes achieved so far are the assessment of the first set of Key Resources Indicators and the development of an audit and diagnosis methodology addressing the assessment of the resource efficiency performance in process industry.

Moreover several results aiming to establish the knowledge and methodology of the project have been achieved, such as the definition of the boundary conditions of the processes, a benchmarking of current sectorial tools and indicators, the analysis of synergies and common points between processes and sectors, and the identification of process outputs’ constraints and requirements for each process, including a KPA calculator for the fertilizer industry.

The day before the meeting was held a technical workshop addressing the WP5 dedicated to the development of the monitoring and control tool. One of the main points of this workshop was the need to establish a common basis and working methodology for the Wp4 and Wp5. Finally the procedure to perform the periodic report to the European Commission was launched.

The upcoming year of the project arises as a very challenging one. In this sense a detailed working plan for the next months was prepared during the General Assembly, addressing specially the optimization of the processes by modelling and simulation.
The next general meeting of the project is to be held in Lyon next June, meaning TOP-REF’s II Steering Committee.

2017-05-29T08:01:50+00:00