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Low-toxic cost-efficient environment-friendly antifouling materials

Objective

The BYEFOULING project will address high volume production of low toxic and environmentally friendly antifouling coatings for mobile and stationary maritime applications. The technology will fulfil the coating requirements as a result of the incorporation of novel antifouling agents and a new set of binders into coating formulations for maritime transportation and fishing vessels, floating devices and aquaculture.
The main vision of BYEFOULING is to provide the means for industrial, cost-effective and robust manufacturing of antifouling coatings in Europe, where SMEs are both coating components developers and production technology providers. A set of procedures, guidelines and fabrication tools will be developed, enabling short time to market for new coating concepts.
The main goal of BYEFOULING is to design, develop and upscale antifouling coatings with enhanced performance compared to current available products. The approach in BYEFOULING is to tackle the different stages of the biofouling process using innovative antifouling agents, covering surface-structured materials, protein adsorption inhibitors, quorum sensing inhibitors, natural biocides and microorganisms with antifouling properties. Encapsulation of the innovative compounds in smart nanostructured materials will be implemented to optimize coating performance and cost all along their life cycle. A proof-of-concept for the most promising candidates will be developed and demonstrators will be produced and tested on fields.
BYEFOULING will combine a multidisciplinary leading research team from 11 European countries, which are already acting worldwide in the scientific community, with highly relevant and skilled technological partners, to build a consortium able to develop a full production line for antifouling coatings in Europe. Readily available low toxic and cost-effective antifouling coatings will increase the efficiency of maritime industry and be the enabling technology to realize new products.

Call for proposal

FP7-OCEAN-2013
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 292 220
Administrative Contact
Tove Lillian Hønstad (Ms.)

Participants (18)

FUNDACION CIDETEC
Spain
EU contribution
€ 447 960
Address
Paseo Miramon 196 Parque Tecnologico De Miramon
20014 San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jon Lacunza (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 267 375
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
MATERIA NOVA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 686 720
Address
Avenue N Copernic 3
7000 Mons
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Robertus Onderwater (Dr.)
SINTEF OCEAN AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 475 852,20
Address
Otto Nielsens Veg 10
7052 Trondheim
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Birger åldstedt (Mr.)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 513 400
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Mertzelou (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 294 300
Address
Colexio De San Xerome Praza Do Obradoiro S/n
15782 Santiago De Compostela
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Cacheiro Martinez (Mr.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 295 799
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jonas Lindqvist (Mr.)
TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 264 774
Address
Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lea Pais (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 193 444,80
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Suzanne Halpin (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE DE MONS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 351 900
Address
Place Du Parc 20
7000 Mons
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ruddy Wattiez (Prof.)
SMALLMATEK - SMALL MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 485 760
Address
Rua Dos Canhas
3810 075 Aveiro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
João Tedim (Dr.)
LONZA AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 133 170
Address
Muenchensteinerstrasse 38
4002 Basel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juergen Riegler (Dr.)
ALGAENERGY SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 307 560
Address
Avenida De Europa 19
28108 Alcobendas Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jose María Ortega (Mr.)
ONDERZOEKSCENTRUM VOOR AANWENDING VAN STAAL NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 159 555
Address
President Jf Kennedylaan 3
9060 Zelzate
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christophe Van De Slycke (Mr.)
JOTUN AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 199 318
Address
Hystadveien 167
3202 Sandefjord
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Erik Aanensen (Mr.)
AQUABIOTECH LIMITED
Malta
EU contribution
€ 659 996
Address
Naggar Street Central Complex
MST 1761 Mosta
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria-Liza Scicluna (Ms.)
ZUNIBAL SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 255 280
Address
Idorsolo 1
48160 Derio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Amaia Hormaechea Torres (Mrs.)
PLASMACHEM PRODUKTIONS- UND HANDEL GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 163 200
Address
Schwarzschildstrasse 10
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexey Kalachev (Dr.)