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GoJelly - A gelatinous solution to plastic pollution

Objective

"The objective of the GoJelly project is to develop, test and promote a gelatinous solution to microplastic pollution by developing a TRL 5-6 prototype microplastics filter (GoJelly) for commercial and public use, where the main raw material is jellyfish mucus. In doing so, the consortium addresses two environmental issues with one approach by removing the commercially and ecologically destructive sea and coastal pollution of both jellyfish and microplastics. This innovative approach will ultimately lead to less plastic in the ocean, municipal demand (and thereby competitive prices) for jellyfish raw material to fill the ""mucus-need"" by filter developers, and in turn more jobs for commercial fishers in off-seasons. The by-products of the GoJelly biomass have other uses as well, ensuring that GoJelly also delivers a green innovation, resulting in novel, valuable resource for the food and feed industry as well as agro-biological fertilizer for organic farming. The GoJelly prototype products will be tested and demonstrated in three different European seas (Norwegian, Baltic and Mediterranean), by a range of stakeholders, including commercial fishers and industry partners. Tying it together, the project will also ensure the possibilities for broader European promotion and utilization of GoJelly at the local, regional and global level by delivering a socio-ecological methodological toolbox for forming and implementing policies. GoJelly will broadly communicate its results in several formats such as traditional social media, open lab ship cruise, and in the form of an experimental online game depicting different management scenarios under different jellyfish- and microplastics combinations. An interdisciplinary and international consortium consisting of technology developers, business analysts, fishing companies, research institutes, and both natural and social scientists will realize GoJelly, and will ensure the uptake of GoJelly products by industry and policy makers."

Call for proposal

H2020-BG-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-BG-2017-1

Coordinator

SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET
Net EU contribution
€ 621 360,66
Address
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M
Denmark

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Region
Danmark Syddanmark Fyn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (15)

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 654 822,50
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim

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Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ARDITI - AGENCIA REGIONAL PARA O DESENVOLVIMENTO DA INVESTIGACAO, TECNOLOGIA E INOVACAO - ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 389 600,00
Address
Cam Da Penteada Madeira Tecnopolo Piso 2
9020-105 Funchal

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Region
Região Autónoma da Madeira Região Autónoma da Madeira Região Autónoma da Madeira
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NACIONALNI INSTITUT ZA BIOLOGIJO
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 368 625,00
Address
Vecna Pot 111
1000 Ljubljana

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 485 968,75
Address
Abba Khushy Blvd Mount Carmel
31905 Haifa

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ORT BRAUDE COLLEGE
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 400 812,50
Address
Snunit Street 51
21982 Karmiel

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 560 251,25
Address
Olshausenstrasse 40
24118 Kiel

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Region
Schleswig-Holstein Schleswig-Holstein Kiel, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HANSEATISCHE UMWELT CAM GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 132 125,00
Address
Waldstrasse 10
18233 Biendorf

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Landkreis Rostock
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 56 625,00
SINTEF OCEAN AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 847 500,00
Address
Otto Nielsens Veg 10
7052 Trondheim

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Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CRM COASTAL RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT GESELLSCHAFT FUR KUSTENFORSCHUNG UND MANAGEMENT MIT HAFTUNGSBESCHRANKUNG GBR
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 155 701,00
Address
Tiessenkai 12
24159 Kiel

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Schleswig-Holstein Schleswig-Holstein Kiel, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 66 729,00
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 469 062,50
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 250,00
SANPIETRO SOCIETA COOPERATIVA AGRICOLA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 50 312,50
Address
Contrada Carestia 1/c
72017 Ostuni

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Sud Puglia Brindisi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 21 562,50
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 125 375,00
Address
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg

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Region
Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FONDATION EUROPEENNE DE LA SCIENCE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 321 038,75
Address
Quai Lezay Marnesia 1
67080 Strasbourg Cedex

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Region
Grand Est Alsace Bas-Rhin
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUTE OF OCEANOLOGY, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Nanhai Road 7
Qingdao

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 78 535,00
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR OZEANFORSCHUNG KIEL (GEOMAR)
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 415 559,34
Address
Wischhofstrasse 1-3
24148 Kiel

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Region
Schleswig-Holstein Schleswig-Holstein Kiel, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25