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THE FIRST EFFECTIVE BIOCIDE-FREE ENVIRONMENTALLY-HARMLESS ANTIFOULING COATING FOR THE BOATING INDUSTRY

Project description

An eco-friendly coating keeps microorganisms in their natural environment

Boats carry more than their intended cargo and passengers. Over time, the hulls are colonised by natural organisms that damage them, in addition to increasing drag, and leading to increased costs, fuel and emissions as well as delays and loss in productivity. Current biocide coating solutions are highly effective – but at a cost to the environment. Further, they often require priming and can only be removed with abrasive approaches, potentially damaging the hull. The EU-funded ABIO project is bringing its first-ever non-biocidal anti-fouling coating to market. Equally effective, it is completely safe for humans and marine ecosystems, easy to apply and gentle on the hull. Repairs and reapplication can even be done underwater.

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1

Coordinator

ACORROS GMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Address
Karntner Strasse 190
8053 Graz
Austria

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 21 429,00