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Increasing Social Awarness and ACceptance of biogas and biomethane

Deliverables

Report on viable funding schemes

This report will provide information on the potentially viable funding schemes to promote the development and acceptance of biogas and biomethane projects

Report on the application of the tool

The document will report the the analisys (application of methodology and calculation) carried on in the 2 demostrative areas.

Preliminary report on networking

Initial report on networking activities performed; a draft report will be recorded every time networking activities are performed; the document will describe all the activities performed up to the 18th month, focusing on the shared problems, challenges and synergies created, with recommendation to overcome issues.

preliminary reports of participatory processes, one for each territory

At the month 18, more or less at the midpoint of the participatory process about biogas in two territories, an interim report will be provided, including: - the actual strategy followed - the choice of subcontractor(s) and the cooperation with it - a description of the process of community involvement. - the actual targets involved and their participation - the resources deployed for the participatory process - dates, lasts and results of meetings - the interaction with local authorities and stakeholders groups

Report on results of funding activities

the activities performed during the WP4.4 (Cooperation) will end out with the application of the most suitable funding scheme for the territory; the description of the application and the results will be given in this report.

State of the art and best practices collection

One document with all information from the sub WPs mentioned in the work package. The report will collect the state of the art in Italy and Europe of: - the current biogas and biomethane scenario in Italy and assessment of the residual biomass potential; - technical background on biogas and biomethane production and gas grid injection, and best practices; - use of digestate and best practices; - participatory process in energy field and best practices.

Leaflet on AD for student

Together with the baffled type reactor (ABR) Legambiente and CNR will provide a short leaflet about the operation mode of anaerobic digester to all students and schools involved in the educational tour.

National law proposal on participation processes

The law proposal on the participation will be shaped on the French model; it will propose an innovative tool for encouraging and promoting new forms and methods of participation, through the construction of new participatory institutes and shared rules for dialogue and discussion in order to evaluate possible solutions within a given timeline, and take the actual final decision.

Guidelines for welldone biogas/biomethane plants

Based on the previous studies and partners’ know-how, important technical, social and economical indications will be provided through this document in order to get stakeholders fully aware about the advantages of the biogas diffusion.

Methodological report on the socio-economic analysis

This report will include an overview of the state of the art with respect to the relevant methods for socio-economic analysis, with a specific focus on tools for social cost/benefit analysis (CBA), multi criteria analysis (MCA) and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).

Report on digestato and byproduct.

The rebort will describe the best experiences on the use of byproducts and digestate in order to present them to the competent authorities.

Overall project’s socio-economic assessment report

This report will provide a summary of results from this and (where relevant) other WPs, in terms of the socio-economic impact of dissemination activities, proposed funding and other proposed actions.

Participatory process framework model

A document will be drawn up in order to fix a model for participatory process in ISAAC project. The document will define, in about 15 pages, a framework for participatory model, following the recommendations of Strategy of Local Development (CE 2011/0282): it will include The definition of the areas and populations involved an analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. a description of the strategy and its objectives, a description of the integrated and innovative character of the strategy and a hierarchy of objectives, including clear and measurable targets for outputs or results. a description of the process of community involvement. the management and monitoring arrangements foreseen. the financial plan of the process. The document will include information about where, when and how plan participatory meeting, groups to be involved, personal data management, necessary documents to prepared, considering also previous European experience of participatory process involved in biogas issues.

Guidelines for harmonization

The Guidelines with checklist, timetable and regulation reference, including the scheme for the correct interpretation of the national law on by-products an emission in atmosphere; the guidelines will be presented to the Steering Committee of The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MIPAAF) during a technical table on bioenergy that is composed only by PA responsible for administrative procedures

Open Day on ISAAC final results

The final conference will be organized at the end of the project’s life in order to diffuse project’s results. Policy makers and Public Authorities and citizens will be invited, along with one of the project contacted during the networking activities.

Handbook on training

The Handbook will be tailored for municipal and regional technicians; it will be be the reference document for all interpretation of all regulatory issues on biogas. It will include all the technical material used during the training, improved after receiving the feedbacks by trainees with in deep analysis of the topics.

Report on 2rd survey

This report will present the results of econometric investigation based on data from the second survey, with a specific attention to the role played by information, dissemination and (possibly) funding schemes proposals in facing the NIMBY syndrome and in enhancing social acceptability of bioenergy plants.

Final report on critical review

The document will report on the constraints met during the project implementation and the actions made to overcome them, including the indicators of progress identified in each WP, and the identification of criticalities encountered within the implementation and means adopted to overcome them.

Reports on 1st survey

This report will present an overview and a preliminary (descriptive) analysis of the data stemming from the first survey, together with the results of econometric investigation based on such data, with a specific attention to the acceptability by the local population of bio-energy plants and the related drivers

Reports on events

The deliverable is a short report of all events, meetings and workshops with lists of attendants, pictures and minutes (1 general, involving wider public and 2 round tables for each territory). During each meeting Legambiente’s staff will collect: signature of attendants to the meeting, speakers’ intervention abstract, pictures of the events, general impression on the meeting. All this package will be the deliverable of each event, meeting or workshops.

Brochure on biogas

The brochure about biogas, bio-methane and bioenergy is addressed to a general public, an educational brochure scientifically rigorous, but with an easy style, will explain to the people pro&Con and clarify True&false information about of biogas biomethane, and bioenergy, from both social and economic point of view. With a charming graphic design and infographics and glossary, the brochure will be printed in at least 4000 copies

Report on the biomethane injection into national gas grid

The report will analyse different national regulatory framework comparing them with the Italian law.

Report on meetings and round tables

The report will include list of participants, minutes, learning points.

Final plan for the use and dissemination of results

The document will present detailed data related to the dissemination activities. Data will be concern the Isaac visibility on web and during the events and meetings organized.

Posters and leaflets

The posters will be prepared before the events, all over the period, to be tailored to the specific needs of local communication and according to the targets of the events. Some flyers will be together, in the verso of the posters. Event covered will be the events in WP3 (21) and the graphic style will be used also for workshops for aggregation in WP4. At least 50 posters for each events will be printed and hung everywhere in cities involved.

Brochure, flyers, posters

Brochures and flyers with initial information on the project’s objective will be prepared and distributed to the involved citizens and to the whole territory where the pilot project will be implemented. Posters will be prepared for events, workshops, conferences and for all the other national and international conventions where the project team will participate

Preliminary report on workshops with farmers

The document will report on the workshops with farmers including signatures of attendants and pictures; it will be updated to give D4.8

Technical information material

This material is prepared as support for communication and dissemination activities for technicians and it will be based on the results coming from the application of the computing tool on the areas taken under consideration.

Report on technical round tables

The technical committee, organized with the support of CIB, along with the Research Centre on Animal Production in Reggio Emilia and the Italian Composting Association (CIC); will be formed by around 6-10 experts. The report will summarize the results of discussions on the correct interpretation of the national law on by-products and emission to atmosphere.

First Report on Dissemination Activities

The document will present detailed data related to the dissemination activities. Data will be concern the Isaac visibility on web and during the events and meetings organized.

Proposal for improvement of national law on biomethane injection

The final version of the proposal of improvement in the italian regulation for biomethane use.

Final report on networking

Final report on networking activities performed; the initial report (D8.1) will be updated every time networking activities are performed; the final document will describe all the activities, focusing on the shared problems, challenges and synergies created, with recommendation to overcome issues.

Survey model

A questionnaire that CIB will send to his ordinary member ( farmers with a biogas plant); it will contain questions on contingent problems related with their plants and local opponents groups.

Feedback form for training

The deliverable will report on the courses for municipal and regional technicians; two courses will last 4 days each, and will be carried out in the two regions identified by the project; several lectures made by specialists, for 5 hours / day (total 20 hours of lectures)

2 report on participatory processes

2 reports of participatory processes, one for each territory (month 30) At the end of the participatory process about biogas plant in two territories, a report will be oprovided, including: - the actual strategy followed - the choice of subcontractor(s) and the cooperation with it/they - a description of the process of community involvement. - the actual targets involved and their participation - the resources deployed for the participatory process - date, last and results of meetings - the interaction with local authorities and stakeholders groups - the results of the participatory process - the impact of the participatory process in NIMBY syndrome and other issues related to biogas, biomethane and bioenergy.

Leaflet on participatory process

Participatory processes in Italy are still an uncommon methods and only very sporadic experience was adopted concerning biogas-related conflicts. Participatory process in ISAAC project, will involve some local people, chosen according social, cultural and economic categories, but all the population must be made aware about what will happen in the community and all phases of the participatory process. For this reason, a specific leaflet will explain the objective of the process, the contribution needed from each stakeholders categories, where citizens can find the information, etc. It will be graphically user frie.dly and captivating, printed in 2000 copies at least

Report on the results of the third survey

This report will use the data stemming from the third survey, and will further develop the analysis of the impact of dissemination and participatory activities in driving the attitude of the population towards bio-gas and/or biomethane plants and in influencing the NIMBY syndrome.

Report on workshops with farmers

The report will describe the activities carried on during the workshops with farmers. It will include signatures of attendants and pictures. it id the updated version of the preliminary report D4.6

Agreement of Future Cooperation

An agreement between international partners identified during the networking activities in order to follow up strategies and communication actions, and to commit themselves to continue the collaboration in exploiting project's experience also after the end of the project.

Report on Exploitation Strategies

The report will analyze the exploitation strategy with the aim to consolidate the use of the ISAAC platform through the Internet, scientific forums and conferences. The report will contain detailed informations on the participation on the web forum, numbers of conferences attended, numbers of scientific papers realized by the Isaac team.

Posters and leaflets for workshops

7 posters and leaflets promoting workshops with farmers, breeders investors and authorities The posters will be prepared before the events, all over the period, to be tailored to the specific needs of local communication and according to the targets of the events. Some flyers will be together, in the verso of the posters. At least 50 posters for each events will be printed and hung in place specifically interesting for the target (farmers and breeders)

Calculation tool

Calculation tool for residual biomass availability assessment and biogas/biomethane production potential definition.

ISAAC web site on line

The website will represent a dissemination channel at the national and international level, and an instrument facilitating and supporting the interaction with and between the participants to the project initiative. Best practice structure will consider the following headings: Homepage; Project Overview; Consortium; Management Structure; Scientific Methodology and Work Packages; Deliverables and Publications; Events; Media centre; Services and Glossary. The Isaac Website which will contain public information on the project as well as a reserved area accessible by the ISAAC Consortium. The social network dissemination activity will be made by means of the most used social media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Video etc.

ABR realization

An ABR in a very reduced scale will be realized and installed in the CNR IIA mobile laboratory. The ABR will be realized in plexiglas cells and will permits to show of the biogas production in each compartment using simple devices and sensors. In order to record the ABR realization and use, the following documents will be attached to the periodic reports: a) Design and project phase of the ABR Prototype (project documentation, specifications images) b) Acquisition of materials (invoices) c) Construction of the ABR (pictures and invoices) d) Testing (data, pictures) e) Technical improvement (if necessary) (invoices, project documentation) f) Picture of its use during the “Educational tour”

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Publications

Environmental impact of biogas: A short review of current knowledge

Author(s): Valerio Paolini, Francesco Petracchini, Marco Segreto, Laura Tomassetti, Nour Naja, Angelo Cecinato
Published in: Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A, Issue 53/10, 2018, Page(s) 899-906, ISSN 1093-4529
DOI: 10.1080/10934529.2018.1459076

Increasing Social Awareness and ACceptance of biogas and biomethane - ISAAC

Author(s): Claudia Rossi, Serena Drigo, Enrico Giovanni Facci, Ilaria Bientinesi, Lucia Paciucci, Beppe Croce, Sofia Mannelli and Carlo Pieroni
Published in: REGATEC Conference Proceedings 3rd International Conference on Renewable Energy Gas Technology 2016, 2016, Page(s) 111,112

Increasing Social Awareness and ACceptance of biogas and biomethane

Author(s): Enrico Giovanni Facci, Serena Drigo, Ilaria Bientinesi, Claudia Rossi, Francesco Petracchini, Beppe Croce, Sofia Mannelli, Lorenzo Maggioni
Published in: EUBCE 2016 proceedings, 2016