The first Steering Committee of VULKANO project was held in Zaragoza from the 14th to the 15th of December 2016. Representatives of all the 12 different companies and research centres that make up the VULKANO consortium attended the two-day meeting.


The first day, the state of progress of the activities after the first months of implementation was reviewed. As Task leader, CIDAUT presented the preliminary results obtained in the feasibility assessment of natural gas substitution by alternative fuels (Co-firing) in furnaces.

Exploitable results coming out from VULKANO’s integrated solution were also analysed through a dedicated workshop where both the developers and end-users had the chance to come up with different perspectives.

The second day, a project monitor from the Commission attended the meeting to evaluate the progress of the ongoing tasks and to support the partners towards the challenging objectives of VULKANO project. Specific working sessions on the different technologies to be implemented at the pilot sites took place afterwards to discuss technical details. One of the most relevant sessions where CIDAUT participated was held to determine and collect the most significant data of burners and furnaces in order to start with the modelling and computer simulations.