the social-economical impact

   This output was reached respecting the scheduled project time. In general, the main constrain regarding the development of these indicators is that the aspects to analyze are very complex and interconnected each to other. In addition, the indicators can be calculated only after the development of the activities. The socio-economic indicators respecting the scheduled project time. The results with the calculation of is reported in Table II.

 

Table II. Final results evaluating the socio-economic impact for the technical actions in the BiMoP project

 

  Identified Indicators for the socio-economic impact *

actions

viii

%

ix

%

x

%

xi

nr

xii

hr

xiii

nr

xiv

nr

B1

35

0

-13

1

35

1

3

B2

35

0

n.q.

0

15

0

1

B3

35.

0

-5

0

20

1

1

B4

35.

0

-10

0

15

4

1

B5

25

0

0

0

15

0

1

B6

25

0

-10

0

15

4

2

B7

25

0

n.q.

0

15

3

-

B8

20

0

+10

0

15

3

1

B9

n.q.

n.q

n.q.

2

40

2

n.q.

Achieved [%] 

29,5

0

-13

3

185

18

11

Expected [%]

+5

-20

-30

3

150

20

10

*indicator legend (%): viii) Direct economic value generated; xi) Reduction of energy costs; x) Reduction of raw materials costs; xi) Number of new job positions regarding the application of the project; xii) Training activities for the employees involved; xiii) Number of stakeholders involved in the project; xiv) nr of new products with low health and safety risks; n.q.: not quantifiable

 

   The reported data in the table exhibit some suggestions and comments:

- the indicator viii) in the table II (i.e. direct economic values) was quantified with higher cost of biobased material of 35-45% than those fossil ones. The evaluation was calculated from the price difference per kg between both materials. For example, the price for kg for the biobased UP obtained in the activity B3 in comparison with the UP commercial grade derived from fossil resources.

-the indicator ix) agreed with the indicator i) in Table I reported for the environmental impact, since no modifications of the processing technologies were proposed for the implementation of all technical actions. Accordingly, this means that the strategy of the BiMoP project was to replace completely the dangerous chemical compounds with the IA based monomers and unsaturated polyesters without the processing facilities.

- the indicator x) was calculated to compare the costs of raw materials used for the preparation of the new monomers or unsaturated polyester. Some decreases were estimated for DEI and DBI monomers and in a low extent for the IA-based unsaturated polyesters completely derived from renewable resources. This decrease had generated in a minor extent some benefits also in the technical action where these products were applied, such as UV curable coatings and the flexible abrasive tapes, using raw materials with low costs (e.g. B4 and B6 actions). This economic advantages were not extended to products created for the flexible abrasive tapes.

- The indicator xi) was calculated by considering the new employees dedicated to the project activities. The new employees worked in APM (2 units) and in Polynt (1 unit).

- the indicator xii) was specifically created for evaluating the training activities both project leader to the members of the coordinating project team both technical responsible of each associated partner dedicated to the expected activities. The training activities of the technical staff of APM was implemented by the project leader.

- the indicator xiii) is relative to the stakeholders involved during each technical action.

- the indicator xiv) was identified to evaluate the number of new monomers and polymers generated with the project showing the very low chemical risks.

advanced polymer materials