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NEW BIOCOATING FOR CORROSION INHIBITION IN METAL SURFACES

Objective

The annual direct cost of corrosion estimated worldwide exceeds €1.32 trillion, which means approximately between 3 to 4% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of industrialized countries. Among the different types of corrosion Microbial Influenced Corrosion (MIC) caused by fouling is estimated to be involved in at least 10% of the corrosion problems of structures reaching to 50% in the case of subterranean pipes. Existing antifouling solutions include biocides and solutions not environmentally friendly. Latest research has begun to focus on greener replacements, but up to now, with low environmental performance and durability ratios. This fact has caused an urgent demand for greener, non-toxic or low-toxicity (green Anti-Fouling agents) and longer lasting antifouling compounds and technologies. The main objective of the project is the development of an innovative biomimetic and eco-efficient environmental technology for inhibiting microbial induced corrosion (MIC) produced by biofouling through the integration of microorganisms in a sol-gel coating for metal surfaces of civil engineering structures in marine and terrestrial environments. The potential economic impact of the technology developed in the project could mean approximately 612 billion € in direct cost.
The general objectives are expected to be achieved through the following WPs:
WP1: Microorganisms and inhibitors to be included in the sol-gel matrix
WP2: Synthesis of a sol-gel enriched matrix for corrosion inhibition
WP3: Environmental aspects of the biomimetic developed coating
WP4: Demonstration
WP5: Dissemination
WP6: Business models and Exploitation
WP7: Project Management

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2011-ECO-INNOVATION-TwoStage
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Coordinator

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 590 350
Administrative Contact
Miguel ángel París Torres (Dr.)

Participants (9)

BIOPROSPERITY SYMBOULOI EPIKHEIRONEPE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 269 040
Address
Polemiston 5
16452 Argyroupoli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexandros Pavlou (Dr.)
INGG. F.&.R. GIRARDI COSTRUZIONI CIVILI ED INDUSTRIALI S.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 138 800
Address
Via Vincenzo Cuoco 12
80121 Napoli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Domenico Giuliano (Dr.)
GRUPPO CSA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 281 460
Address
Via Al Torrente 22
47900 Rimini
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gabriele Matteucci (Dr.)
INSTITUT ZA FIZIKALNO BIOLOGIJO D.O.O.

Participation ended

Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 172 933,29
Address
Toplarniska Ulica 19
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tomaz Rijavec (Dr.)
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION INBIOTEC, INSTITUTO DE BIOTECHNOLOGIA DE LEON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 380 250
Address
Avenida Real 1 Parque Cientifico
24006 Leon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ariadna Cases Bergón (Ms.)
SVILUPPO TECNOLOGIE E RICERCA PER L'EDILIZIA SISMICAMENTE SICURA ED ECOSOSTENIBILE SCARL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 297 628
Address
Vico Ii San Nicola Alla Dogana 9
80133 Napoli
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lorenzo Ederone (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERGAKADEMIE FREIBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 304 379
Address
Akademiestrasse 6
09599 Freiberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Edwin R. B. Kroke (Dr.)
VAN LOON CHEMICAL INNOVATIONS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 286 910
Address
Science Park 408
1098XH Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sander Van Loon (Mr.)
INSTITUT ZA METAGENOMIKO IN MIKROBNE TEHNOLOGIJE DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 184 386,71
Address
Clevelandska Ulica 19
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tomaž Rijavec (Dr.)