Dissemination activities are summarized including the stakeholder engagement
The case studies will serve to evaluate of the suitability of the methodologies and practices. The deliverable will describe the case studies for the use of selected methods in comparison with industrial practices.
The applicability of the selected tools for cross-sectorial assessment will be evaluated based on findings of the case studies conducted in WP2, and focusing on the transferability of the tools to different sectors, and potential tools and indicators for cross-sectorial use will be identified.
Review of sustainability assessment methodologies based on a literature review of existing tools and methodologies as well as those under development will be identified and described.The tools and methodologies will be categorized regarding covered sustainability aspects, level of application and kind of decision they are used for.
Dissemination activities will be described in detail.
Recommendations for future standardization, and future research needs for developing a consistent set of sustainability assessment methods to be used in the process industry are reported.
An overview of tools that are used in process industries including the practice of application and the evaluation criteria of the methods.
Based on the criteria defined in WP1 and focusing on the possibilities to assess resources and energy efficiency, the tools, methodologies and indicators are ranked according to their suitability for assessing sustainability in an industrial context, including the classification and information of existing sustainability assessment methods and tools.
The main findings and recommendations of the project will be summarized in an implementation strategy, in which important steps for future development and successful implementation of the tools in the SPIRE sector will be recognized.
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