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Biomimicry and carbon adsorbent eco-materials for a climate-neutral economy

Project description

For cities built by nature

Cities are major contributors to the accumulation of waste and carbon dioxide, which makes it imperative to alter their ecological footprint. The European Green Deal outlines this necessity, and the New European Bauhaus initiative from the European Commission encourages progressive partnerships that promote sustainability and inclusivity in our places of residence, as well as innovative green transformation. With the support of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the CSTO2NE project will extract carbon dioxide using natural processes, constructing materials to absorb atmospheric carbon for recycling with a net-positive effect. The project aims to promote interdisciplinary scientific collaboration, shared culture, and co-creation of ideas and entrepreneurship in developing new ecological technologies and materials for sustainable cities.


The European Commission (EC) launched the New European Bauhaus initiative to improve the well-being and health of citizens and future generations. The initiative is an environmental, economic, and cultural project aiming to combine design, sustainability, accessibility, affordability, and investment with helping deliver the European Green Deal. It aims at sustainable solutions that create a dialogue between our built environment and the planet’s ecosystems. CSTO2NE aims to provide the European community with innovative solutions for recycling and valorising biowaste (biomass) and industrial waste into new eco-engineered materials through industrial symbiosis waste co-utilisation, mineral carbonation, and biomimicry approach; namely, nature-inspired solutions and technologies for improving carbon uptake and waste incorporation and design eco-engineered materials and, transference of the emergent technologies through eco-innovation business models. In this context, CSTO2NE intends to (1) promote international and inter-disciplinary collaboration through research and innovation staff exchanges, leading to extended networks and opportunities; (2) Enhanced networking and communication capacities with scientific peers, as well as with the general public that will increase the project’s impact, (3) foster a shared culture of open access research an co-creation, that welcomes and rewards creativity and entrepreneurship, inspired by the New European Bauhaus concept, fostering ideas into innovative prototypes and technologies for the eco-materials circular economy.


Net EU contribution
€ 322 000,00
6201 001 Covilha

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Continente Centro (PT) Beiras e Serra da Estrela
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
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