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Low-toxic cost-efficient environment-friendly antifouling materials

Low-toxic cost-efficient environment-friendly antifouling materials

Objective

The BYEFOULING project will address high volume production of low toxic and environmentally friendly antifouling coatings for mobile and stationary maritime applications. The technology will fulfil the coating requirements as a result of the incorporation of novel antifouling agents and a new set of binders into coating formulations for maritime transportation and fishing vessels, floating devices and aquaculture.
The main vision of BYEFOULING is to provide the means for industrial, cost-effective and robust manufacturing of antifouling coatings in Europe, where SMEs are both coating components developers and production technology providers. A set of procedures, guidelines and fabrication tools will be developed, enabling short time to market for new coating concepts.
The main goal of BYEFOULING is to design, develop and upscale antifouling coatings with enhanced performance compared to current available products. The approach in BYEFOULING is to tackle the different stages of the biofouling process using innovative antifouling agents, covering surface-structured materials, protein adsorption inhibitors, quorum sensing inhibitors, natural biocides and microorganisms with antifouling properties. Encapsulation of the innovative compounds in smart nanostructured materials will be implemented to optimize coating performance and cost all along their life cycle. A proof-of-concept for the most promising candidates will be developed and demonstrators will be produced and tested on fields.
BYEFOULING will combine a multidisciplinary leading research team from 11 European countries, which are already acting worldwide in the scientific community, with highly relevant and skilled technological partners, to build a consortium able to develop a full production line for antifouling coatings in Europe. Readily available low toxic and cost-effective antifouling coatings will increase the efficiency of maritime industry and be the enabling technology to realize new products.

Coordinator

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Address

Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim

Norway

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 292 220

Administrative Contact

Tove Lillian Hønstad (Ms.)

Participants (18)

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FUNDACION CIDETEC

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 447 960

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 267 375

MATERIA NOVA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 686 720

SINTEF OCEAN AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 475 852,20

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 513 400

UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 294 300

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 295 799

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 264 774

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 193 444,80

UNIVERSITE DE MONS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 351 900

SMALLMATEK - SMALL MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES LDA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 485 760

LONZA AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 133 170

ALGAENERGY SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 307 560

ONDERZOEKSCENTRUM VOOR AANWENDING VAN STAAL NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 159 555

JOTUN AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 199 318

AQUABIOTECH LIMITED

Malta

EU Contribution

€ 659 996

ZUNIBAL SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 255 280

PLASMACHEM PRODUKTIONS- UND HANDEL GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 163 200

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 612717

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2013

  • End date

    30 November 2017

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 959 644

  • EU contribution

    € 7 447 584

Coordinated by:

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

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