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Innovative approaches towards prevention, removal and reuse of marine plastic litter

Objective

In-No-Plastic’s goal is to develop and demonstrate nano-, micro, and macro-plastic clean-up technologies in the aquatic ecosystems.
The approach taken is a combination of social and technical removal strategies targeting the industrial hotspots through cooling water systems (CWS), harbours, lagoons, shores and the shallow sea water. The technical approach comprises of comparing the existing removal approaches (tendering), with multiple developing technologies at varying testing sites in Europe and in the Caribbean for the removal of nano/micro/macro-plastics. The approach entails a comprehensive monitoring system to gather data at frequencies of every 6 month for 2 years. This is done to understand the effectiveness of the new technologies and current clean-up approaches both in terms of cutting down plastic presence in the environment and its effects on the marine and local ecosystem. The technical approach will be a blueprint in establishing a coherent and synchronized system of cleaning, that is scalable and replicable.
The social strategy comprises of an incentive-based initiative that relies on a remote application. The focus is to get the local population involved by incentivising plastic pick-up in return for monetary gain or other rewards. With the plastic gathered at the demo sites, it is to be treated for reusability by investigating different recycling approaches. This would allow to close the loop and achieve circularity. The approaches include a.o. replacement of fossil fuels for a Steel Mill, where its produced syngas is sent to a chemical plant as raw material to produce chemicals.
The added value of the approach is the inter-connectedness of the processes in acquiring plastic waste and creating circularity in the value chain. The complementary consortium of 17 partners from 10 different countries, including 2 research organizations, 2 Government, 4 Industry End Users, 2 NGO, 7 SME of which 4 technology providers and 3 service providers.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology/limnology

Call for proposal

H2020-FNR-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

SINTEF AS
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 315 041

Participants (16)

EMPOWER AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 311 456
Address
Martin Borrebekkens Vei 11D
0584 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARCELORMITTAL BELGIUM NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 265 369
Address
Keizerinlaan 66
1000 Brussel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PROBOTICA DOO
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 416 237
Address
Ulica Cire Truhelke 15
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PONIKVE EKO OTOK KRK DOO ZA KOMUNALNE DJELATNOSTI
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 215 993
Address
Vrsanska 14
51500 Krk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SENSUM D.O.O
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 163 187
Address
Kvaternikova 21
51000 Rijeka
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 319 047
Address
Avenue De Wagram 22
75008 Paris 08
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NB GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 539 875
Address
Fabrikstrasse 3
48599 Gronau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VENICE LAGOON PLASTIC FREE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 383 437
Address
Cannaregio 2321
30121 Venezia
Activity type
Other
BLUEXPRT BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 223 125
Address
Brouwerijstraat 1
7523XC Enschede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DOW BENELUX BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 100 187
Address
Herbert H Dowweg 5
4542 NM Hoek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
G.A.M. MANSHANDEN PRODUCTIE BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 452 742
Address
Dissel 4
1671 NG Medemblik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
H2O BIOFOULING SOLUTIONS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 249 725
Address
Klein Rome 16
6680 AB Bemmel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIPER BENELUX NV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 87 500
Address
Capelseweg 400
3068 AX Rotterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DUTCH CARIBBEAN NATURE ALLIANCE
Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba
EU contribution
€ 306 875
Address
Kaya Nikiboko Zuid 56
412 Kralendijk
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 255 625
Address
Splaiul Independentei 313 Sect 6
060042 Bucharest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE RIVERS TRUST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 391 875
Address
Rain Charm House Kyl Cober Parc Stoke Climsland
PL17 8PH Callington Cornwall
Activity type
Other