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InteGRated systems for Effective ENvironmEntal Remediation

Project description

‘Electric’ bacteria eliminate waste and generate electricity

Modern industrial processes have caused widespread pollution of soil and water across the globe that can seriously affect ecosystems and human health. Efforts to decontaminate or remediate these sites are costly, complex and energy-consuming. Bioremediation, which uses microbes like bacteria and fungi to break down toxic pollutants into harmless substances, is less expensive and more sustainable than other remediation alternatives. The GREENER initiative is developing a low-cost hybrid solution that integrates bioremediation with microbial fuel cell technology. These electrically active microbes will not only clean up but also produce electricity.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/organic chemistry/hydrocarbons
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology/mycology
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology/mycology/ethnomycology
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell
  • /engineering and technology/environmental biotechnology/bioremediation
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/metals
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-BIO-CN-2018
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE BURGOS
Address
Hospital Del Rey
09001 Burgos
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 841 729,28

Participants (16)

AXIA INNOVATION UG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 174 500
Address
Turkenstrasse 29
80799 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MICROGEN BIOTECH LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 184 107
Address
89 Spindlewood, Graiguecullen
R93V8N3 Carlow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS EUROPE SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 170 750
Address
Calle Piamonte 23, Oficina 303
28004 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TAUW GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 299 750
Address
Richard-lochel-strasse 9
47441 Moers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VERTECH GROUP
France
EU contribution
€ 259 500
Address
11 Rue Defly
06000 Nice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 309 713,75
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY CARLOW
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 193 562,50
Address
Kilkenny Road
R93V960 Carlow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MATERIA NOVA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 326 750
Address
Avenue N Copernic 3
7000 Mons
Activity type
Research Organisations
MENDELOVA UNIVERZITA V BRNE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 236 430
Address
Zemedelska 1/1665
613 00 Brno Sever
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 399 965
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 233 062,50
Address
Calle Einstein 3 Ciudad Univ Cantoblanco Rectorado
28049 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF BATH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 505 500
Address
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EXERGY LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 95 770,72
Address
Puma Way The Technocentre Coventry University Technology Park
CV1 2TT Coventry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CAGLIARI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 163 178,75
Address
Via Universita 40
09124 Cagliari
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 217 555
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 352 343,75
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)