31 December 2013:
THE LIFE GISWASTE CORPORATE WEBSITE GOES ONLINE!
From today www.lifegiswaste.eu, the project's corporate website, is operational. There are also Notice Boards with details of the GISWASTE project for the headquarters of the partners and preliminary leaflets have been published with the structure, results, expected results, participants and budget of the project. All this is part of a Communication Plan that will guide the direction of the project on this matter until 2017.
08 May 2014:
THE LIFE GISWASTE PROJECT SUCCESSFULLY PASSES THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION'S FIRST AUDIT
The European Commission informs the partners of the GISWASTE project that, according to the evaluation of all the documentation sent for the external audit corresponding to the Inception Report, the project is progressing adequately and is in a position to achieve its goals within the planned deadline, so it encourages partners to continue along the same path.
31 July 2014:
THE TASK TO IDENTIFY THE VIABILITY FACTORS HAS BEEN COMPLETED
In late July we managed to complete the task of identifying all the viability factors that have an influence on the options to recover animal feed and biogas. They have all been classified according to their relative importance and the different conditioning limit values have been determined. The format used to store all the information has been an Access database.
20 September 2014:
THE VALUES ASSOCIATED WITH EACH VIABILITY FACTOR HAVE BEEN COLLECTED
The values associated with each viability factor have been collected for each type of agri-food by-product and for each recovery alternative analysed in the Life GISWASTE project (biogas and animal feed). These associated values have been entered into the Access database and all the viability factors have been collected.
30 September 2014:
THE PROJECT'S GIS LAYERS HAVE BEEN DRAWN UP
The Geographical Information Layers related to the generation of agri-food by-products, classified depending on the type of by-product studied (vegetable, dairy or meat), have been drawn up.
17 February 2015:
PROGRESS IN DEFINING THE MULTI-CRITERIA DECISION METHODOLOGY
Geograma and AZTI-Tecnalia technicians analysed the multi-criteria decision methodology and the different existing methods, along with the opportunities they offer, in order to select the method that best adjusts to the GISWASTE project goals. Progress has also been made regarding the definition of the operational framework in which to break down the different operations that the tool will have so as to guarantee the correct assessment.
10 September 2015:
COMING UP WITH A SOLUTION FOR THE LOGISTICS OF WASTE COLLECTION
While working on the project, logistics has been revealed to be key when studying the feasibility of waste recovery. Therefore, Geograma, tasked with the GIS aspect, has conducted a study to establish which algorithms and tools can be used to calculate the kilometres clocked up when collecting the waste. This parameter can be used to establish the energy required, the CO2 generated and the environmental and economic impact that the collection will have on the different scenarios.
15 October 2015:
LIFE GISWASTE SUCCESSFULLY PASSES THE SECOND EUROPEAN COMMISSION AUDIT
The European Commission has informed the GISWASTE project partners that, after assessing the documentation sent in the Mid-term report, the project has the necessary resources and advances to successfully attain the its final goals within the set period.
23 February 2016:
Celebrated Life GISWASTE first expert panel
The Basque consortium leading the Life GISWASTE project unveiled the first prototype of the GIS-multicriteria decision tool in order for its structure and content to be validated for the decision-making regarding recovery alternatives for plant, meat and dairy waste. The event was attended the partners of the project, along with representatives of consultancy and engineering firms specialising in the environment, supermarket associations, the cluster of environmental companies of the Basque County and waste managers.
18 November 2016:
THE BLUEPRINTS FOR THE BIOGAS AND ANIMAL FEED PLANTS READY
LKS has produced two engineering blueprints for a previously defined and realistic scenario, which will allow the information obtained by the tool to be contrasted and calibrated. This action is aimed at reducing the uncertainty that may exist regarding the optimum location of the treatment plant, along with its operational and construction costs. It also seeks to establish the contribution to cutting environmental impacts compared to the current practices of managing agri-food by-products.
26 April 2017:
GISWASTE INVITES A BASQUE WASTE MANAGER TO VALIDATE ITS DECISION-TAKING TOOL USING REAL SCENARIOS
Venue: AZTI-PASAIA offices (Gipuzkoa)
On 26 April, technicians from the AZTI and Geograma partner companies held a working meeting with a Basque waste manager at the AZTI-Pasaia office (Gipuzkoa) to consider different requests for the GISWASTE tool, in order to validate the performances to be offered by the decision-making tool designed as part of the LIFE GISWASTE project.
During the meeting, AZTI and Geograma assessed a real scenario defined by the invited company which had the opportunity to discover for itself the benefits arising from the use of the tool in its processes to expand its economic activity to other geographical areas. Apart from establishing the results yielded by the tool and its different features, they also exchanged interesting conclusions related to possible future applications of the GISWASTE tool.