GroundCLeanerProject reference: 663792
Funded under :
H2020-EU.3.5. - SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Climate action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials
Fast and cost-effective combined remediation technology for the elimination of chlorinated and otherhydrocarbons from soil
Total cost:EUR 71 429
EU contribution:EUR 50 000
Topic(s):SC5-20-2014-1 - Boosting the potential of small businesses for eco-innovation and a sustainable supply of raw materials
Call for proposal:H2020-SMEINST-1-2014See other projects for this call
Funding scheme:SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1
The business of our company, IEG Technologie GmbH is soil remediation by using our groundwater circulation technologies.
The GroundCLeaner proposal addresses to increase our competitiveness by developing a disruptive, rapid and costeffective method to remediate soils contaminated by chlorinated volatile organic compounds (CVOC), representing major threat to the quality of the European environment. The innovative method combines the state of the art ground water recirculation well (GWC) technology, patented by us, and a recently developed electro-biological treatment. Our aim is to further exploit the results of the novel technology proposed by providing a wider range of treatment. We aim at marketing this new combined technology for removal of CVOCs from soil, our services will include design, manufacturing, assembly, startup, maintenance and operation. The proposed technology targets to reduce the operational costs of remediation up to 70 %.
The success of our solution would strengthen our international position on the market and would make us grow by becoming market leader for chlorinated compound remediation. During this phase 1 proposal we would like to carry out a technological feasibility study, market assessment, risk assessment, a study on or freedom to operate, develop a detailed work plan for a Phase 2 application and elaborate a business plan. After successful phase 1 application we intend do phase 2 proposal, in which we develop the marketable GroundCleaner technology. The present proposal targets to make a pan-European impact as it will reduce the estimated €17.3 billion spent by EU countries, and 2.2 billion spent by EU Structural Funds for reversing the environmental consequences of soil and water pollution caused by industrial and other activities.
EU contribution: EUR 50 000