Better Life with MgO

Kick off Meeting

The Kick off meeting for the project under the acronym LIFEPOSITIVEMgOFGD took place in Yerakini, on July 18th, with the following participants

YERAKINIATHENSR&D CENTER

D. Tsakonitis

P. Papageorgiou

P. Vayionas

L. Karagounis

I. Maroulas

K.Daggilas

S.Peratinos

M. Lomvardos

D. Kalogeropoulos

M. Tsoukatos

N. Arsenis

K.Mastrokolias

T.Zampetakis

H.Yiannoulakis

P.Papanikolaou

The following agenda of the kick off meeting was prepared and distributed to all participants by Mr. T. Zambetakis prior to the meeting.

11.00 – 11.10 Introduction to the agenda T.Z
11.10 – 12.45

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

SUMMRY

- Administrative information

- Objectives and expected results

- Actions and Milestones

- Deliverables/Reports

BUDGET AND FINANCING

- Total Budget

- Main costs

GRANT AGREEMENT AND OBLIGATIONS

- Main and additional documents

- Special conditions/EU Financing

- Main points and obligations

T.Z
12.45 – 13.00 Coffee Break  
13:00 – 14.15

TECHNICAL PART DESCRIPTION

ACTIONS , DELIVERABLES AND MILESTONES

- Actions description

- Deliverables and Persons responsible

DELIVERABLES TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2016

H.G
14.15 – 14.30 TECHNICAL PLANNING AND PERMITS STATUS P.V

 

All topics of the agenda were addressed in the meeting allowing the participants to freely discuss and comment on all topics.

The importance of a novel technology based on MgO reagents for the reduction of the SO2 levels was extensively discussed in order for the participants to capitalize on the environmental importance of the project in accordance to the current environmental policies of the EU.

The following key objectives of the project were fully presented and fully accepted by the participants:

  1. To test and demonstrate that a SOx emission reduction of at least 60% based on sulfur balance and an ELV of 1500 mg/Nm3 is achievable
  2. To use as sorbent Magnesium Oxide (MgO) that is a sub-product of GM plant, instead sodium or calcium absorbers (hazardous substances)
  3. To upgrade at least 90% of the generated waste. This residue is a mixture of MgSO3, MgSO4 and MgO powders that will be characterized and evaluated to be used as feedstock as fertilizers and construction materials
  4. To reduce at least 40% energy consumption compared with wet technologies
  5. To reduce at least 80% the use of water compared with wet technologies. This fact is relevant in those industries with difficulties for water disposal
  6. To test, monitor and evaluate the performance, limits and applicability at EU level of this technology
  7. To update the CLM BREF providing a net positive balance process and to replicate the results to Magnesia sector and transfer them to other relevant European energy intensive combustion industries.

 

All participants came to a common understanding of the project targets, deliverables and time schedule according to the GA and each deliverable was assigned to a specific project member(s) for execution.

The meeting finished with the arrangement of the next meeting which shall take place in October and it is subject to further arrangements and finalization accordingly.