The guiding document on the benefits of REEF 2W plants has been finalized, showing how to conduct suitable feasibilty studies. The document, developed by technical partners, describes the different steps of the assessment procedure, the (1) analysis of energetic efficiency (EE) of a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) for identifying optimization potentials, (2) the selection of technologies for generation of renewable energy (RES) at a WWTPs, the (3) definition of potential energy supply scenarios including and urban compatibility assessment (UCA), the (4) evaluation of the economic feasibility of the intended supply scenarios and (5) the evaluation of the environmental benefits related to the different supply scenarios.
REEF 2W partners participate to the International Sustainable Energy Conference - ISEC 2018 will be held in Graz from Wednesday 3rd October 2018 to Friday 5th October 2018. The Conference aims at promoting innovative ideas in the areas of renewable hybrid and interlinked energy systems and resource efficiency.
REEF 2W partners will present the methodology carried our within the project “Heat Supply from Wastewater Treatment Plants - A Methodological Approach for Integrated Sustainability Assessment” .
The Kick off meeting of the project REEF 2W was organized in Bologna (Emilia Romagna - Italy) by the LB-ENEA on 7th and 8th September 2017. In the occasion the Consortium met each other for the first time and the collaboration officially started. Each partners presented their organizations and the WP’s leaders gave an overview on how they intend to implement them. During the kickoff meeting, the first Steering Committee was held.
Boku University hosted the second project meeting of REEF 2W that it was held in Vienna on 14th 15th and 16th of February 2018. Partners discussed about the so called “Integrated Sustainability Assessment” that represents the framework for tools application in the strategic planning process aiming at the implementation of REEF2W solutions.
REEF2W - Increased renewable energy and energy efficiency by integrating, combining and empowering urban wastewater and organic waste management systems
The REEF2W project aims at developing and implementing solutions for increasing energy efficiency and renewable energy production in public infrastructures. REEF2W means to pursue this objective by combining and integrating the relevant public infrastructures of municipal solid waste chain with the waste water treatment plants (WWTP), and by upgrading their input mix and their energy outputs.
Creating in target regions the conditions for increasing energy efficiency as well as production and usage of renewable energy, based on REEF 2W systems. Policies and actions will be carried out in order to set out the best framework conditions for REEF 2W systems implementation, and for removing current obstacles
Development of regional strategies REEF 2W based on project’s pilots and policy makers involvement. The final objective indeed is to create a service to be integrated with other public services in order to obtain WWTP that, in addition to purifying water, is not only energetically self-sufficient but even a source of renewable energy
One action plan will be drafted in order to capitalize the experience gained with the activities of the five pilots of the feasibility demonstration of REEF 2W solutions. Project partners in charge of the pilots will create an action plan to continue the sharing of knowledge through the design of a REEF 2W platform
5 training course in 5 different region will be organized. The training courses means to provide complete information on how to apply REEF2W tools and methodologies in order to assess the feasibility of the pilots suggested by the utilities. Training courses will address technical employees from utilities, associated partners and relevant stakeholders