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Integrated Biotechnological Solutions for Combating Marine Oil Spills

Integrated Biotechnological Solutions for Combating Marine Oil Spills

Objective

Kill●Spill delivers innovative (bio)technologies, which can be integrated to the real sequences of state-of-the-art actions used currently to cleanup oil spills. The catalogue of Kill●Spill products & technologies is based on a review of technology & knowledge gaps in approaches of oil spill disasters and brings appropriate tools for 1st response, follow-up, and longer-term actions, specifically tailored to the versatility of oil spills. Kill●Spill develops chemicals & biochemicals to be used for 1st response actions to disperse/emulsify oil and materials enabling the containment and sorption of oil, preparing the field for the follow-up actions. Kill●Spill develops (Bio)technologies aiming at intensified biodegradation processes by bioaugmentation/biostimulation as follow-up and longer term actions in aerobic/slight anoxic compartments. Kill●Spill develops (bio)technologies adapted for the remediation of anoxic/anaerobic fresh & chronically polluted sediments. Kill●Spill compiles knowledge on dispersion/sorption and biodegradation processes to produce multifunctional products, which are suited for follow-up and longer term actions. The multifunctional products address the necessity for integrated bioremediation (bioavailability, metabolic requirements, etc.) and are efficient along the whole redox gradient from surface water to sediments. The products/technologies are field-tested in open sea oil spills and large mesocosms to unravel the champions products & technologies. The (bio)tools are benchmarked with existing solutions using cutting-edge analytics, biosensors, and omics and checked for eco-efficiency to merit green label. Kill●Spill consortium is multidisciplinary and gathers 33 partners from 12 EU and EU-associated countries and USA; 18 research & academic institutions, 14 SMEs, and 1 association of oil spill companies work together with the support of a high level advisory board to cover the whole chain of oil spill (bio)remediation.
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Coordinator

POLYTECHNEIO KRITIS

Address

Terma Agiou Markou Plateia Agiou Titou
73132 Chania-Kriti

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 452 280

Administrative Contact

Despina Pantelaki (Ms.)

Participants (33)

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FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 444 312

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 343 560

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 363 436

Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 349 999

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 80 680

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 840 909

UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 324 800

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 804 595,50

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 300 700

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 314 163

VYSOKA SKOLA CHEMICKO-TECHNOLOGICKA V PRAZE

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 283 440

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 250 000

BANGOR UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 311 189

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM MUENCHEN DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER GESUNDHEIT UND UMWELT GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 270 379

MARINE BIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 228 500

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 330 180

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 220 162

BIOBASED EUROPE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 100 932

BIOREM ENGINEERING BVBA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 199 834

GORTON CONSULTANCY LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 126 000

CREATIVE RESEARCH SOLUTIONS BVBA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 106 600

TECHNIKI PROSTASIAS PERIVALLONTOS ANONYMI ETAIREIA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 335 980

MADEP SA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 160 200

HEIQ MATERIALS AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 189 790

MARITIM MILJO BEREDSKAP AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 299 952

INSTITUT ZA FIZIKALNO BIOLOGIJO D.O.O.

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 52 214,50

EcoTechSystems Srl

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 214 020

UK SPILL LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 60 000

VERMICON AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 209 827

ACTYGEA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 190 000

OMYA INTERNATIONAL AG

Switzerland

THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

United States

EU Contribution

€ 119 840

MICROSTECH AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 118 125

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 312139

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2013

  • End date

    31 December 2016

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 12 442 645,02

  • EU contribution

    € 8 996 599

Coordinated by:

POLYTECHNEIO KRITIS

Greece