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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.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental biotechnology/bioremediation
  • /engineering and technology/environmental biotechnology/biosensing

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2012-6-singlestage
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

POLYTECHNEIO KRITIS
Address
Building E4, Technical University Campus Counoupidiana
731 00 Chania
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 452 280
Administrative Contact
Despina Pantelaki (Ms.)

Participants (33)

FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 444 312
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 6
5210 Windisch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Philippe Corvini (Prof.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 343 560
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Verdiana Bandini (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 363 436
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christine Masterson (Dr.)
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 349 999
Address
Oster Voldgade 10
1350 Kobenhavn K
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jens Aamand (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 80 680
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Venerino Filosa (Dr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 840 909
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alberto Sereno álvarez (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 324 800
Address
Cromore Road
BT52 1SA Coleraine
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anne Marie Patton (Dr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 804 595,50
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lucrezia Genovese (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 300 700
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Margherita Pasetti (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 314 163
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nico Boon (Prof.)
VYSOKA SKOLA CHEMICKO-TECHNOLOGICKA V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 283 440
Address
Technicka 5
166 28 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anna Mittnerova (Mrs.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)
BANGOR UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 311 189
Address
College Road
LL57 2DG Bangor
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christine Davey (Ms.)
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM MUENCHEN DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER GESUNDHEIT UND UMWELT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 270 379
Address
Ingolstadter Landstrasse 1
85764 Neuherberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jürgen Ertel (Dr.)
MARINE BIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 228 500
Address
Citadel Hill The Laboratory
PL1 2PB Plymouth
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lorraine Olver (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 330 180
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Spyridon Agathos (Prof.)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 220 162
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mark Johnson (Prof.)
BIOBASED EUROPE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 100 932
Address
Caledonian Road Lochshore Industrial Estate Unit 1 Block 7 Glengarnock
KA14 3BE Beith
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chris Hunter (Mr.)
BIOREM ENGINEERING BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 199 834
Address
Technologiepark 30C
9052 Gent (Zwijnaarde)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wim De Windt (Dr.)
GORTON CONSULTANCY LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 126 000
Address
Allardice Street 64
AB39 2AA Stonehaven Aberdeenshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joseph Small (Mr.)
CREATIVE RESEARCH SOLUTIONS BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 106 600
Address
Puttestraat 23
3090 Overijse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rob Onderwater (Dr.)
TECHNIKI PROSTASIAS PERIVALLONTOS ANONYMI ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 335 980
Address
Mesologgiou 39
18545 Peiraias
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nikolaos Chrysanthopoulos (Mr.)
MADEP SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 160 200
Address
Chemin Des Maladières 22
2022 Bevaix
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Trello Beffa (Dr.)
HEIQ MATERIALS AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 189 790
Address
Zuercherstrasse 42
5330 Bad Zurzach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Murray Height (Dr.)
MARITIM MILJO BEREDSKAP AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 299 952
Address
Idrettsvegen 103
5353 Straume Fjell
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Odd Gunnar Jørgensen (Mr.)
INSTITUT ZA FIZIKALNO BIOLOGIJO D.O.O.

Participation ended

Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 52 214,50
Address
Toplarniska Ulica 19
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Simona Breščanski (Ms.)
EcoTechSystems Srl
Italy
EU contribution
€ 214 020
Address
Via Caduti Del Lavoro 27
60131 Ancona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mirko Magagnini (Dr.)
UK SPILL LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 60 000
Address
Tickwood Hall Cottages Wike 1
TF13 6NZ Much Wenlock
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Roger Mabbott (Mr.)
VERMICON AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 209 827
Address
Emmy Noether Str. 2
80992 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jiri Snaidr (Dr.)
ACTYGEA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 190 000
Address
Via Cellini Benvenuto 1
20129 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fabrizio Beltrametti (Dr.)
OMYA INTERNATIONAL AG

Participation ended

Switzerland
Address
Baslerstrasse 42
4665 Oftringen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nicola Di Maiuta (Dr.)
THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
United States
EU contribution
€ 119 840
Address
State Street 35
12201 Albany Ny
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Scott Shurtleff (Mr.)
MICROSTECH AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 118 125
Address
Solothurnerstrasse 259
4600 Olten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Caroline Conrad