On December 19, 2017 the steering board of the LIFE YEAST project came together in Valladolid at the facilities of BDi Biotechnology. During this meeting the technical progress on the project during the last 5 months was presented to the board. The aim of this meeting is mainly to ensure that the planned trials have been started in time, as well as make sure that the budget is respected, and possible problems are discovered in time. Overall, most of the activity has started in time and were being executed according to planning. Actions which were delayed were discussed and a plan of action was prepared to tackle the problems.