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GoJelly - A gelatinous solution to plastic pollution

Objective

"The objective of the GoJelly project is to develop, test and promote a gelatinous solution to microplastic pollution by developing a TRL 5-6 prototype microplastics filter (GoJelly) for commercial and public use, where the main raw material is jellyfish mucus. In doing so, the consortium addresses two environmental issues with one approach by removing the commercially and ecologically destructive sea and coastal pollution of both jellyfish and microplastics. This innovative approach will ultimately lead to less plastic in the ocean, municipal demand (and thereby competitive prices) for jellyfish raw material to fill the ""mucus-need"" by filter developers, and in turn more jobs for commercial fishers in off-seasons. The by-products of the GoJelly biomass have other uses as well, ensuring that GoJelly also delivers a green innovation, resulting in novel, valuable resource for the food and feed industry as well as agro-biological fertilizer for organic farming. The GoJelly prototype products will be tested and demonstrated in three different European seas (Norwegian, Baltic and Mediterranean), by a range of stakeholders, including commercial fishers and industry partners. Tying it together, the project will also ensure the possibilities for broader European promotion and utilization of GoJelly at the local, regional and global level by delivering a socio-ecological methodological toolbox for forming and implementing policies. GoJelly will broadly communicate its results in several formats such as traditional social media, open lab ship cruise, and in the form of an experimental online game depicting different management scenarios under different jellyfish- and microplastics combinations. An interdisciplinary and international consortium consisting of technology developers, business analysts, fishing companies, research institutes, and both natural and social scientists will realize GoJelly, and will ensure the uptake of GoJelly products by industry and policy makers."
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Coordinator

SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET

Address

Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M

Denmark

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 621 360,66

Participants (15)

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NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 654 822,50

ARDITI - AGENCIA REGIONAL PARA O DESENVOLVIMENTO DA INVESTIGACAO, TECNOLOGIA E INOVACAO - ASSOCIACAO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 389 600

NACIONALNI INSTITUT ZA BIOLOGIJO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 368 625

UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 485 968,75

ORT BRAUDE COLLEGE

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 400 812,50

CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 560 251,25

HANSEATISCHE UMWELT CAM GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 132 125

SINTEF OCEAN AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 847 500

CRM COASTAL RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT GESELLSCHAFT FUR KUSTENFORSCHUNG UND MANAGEMENT MIT HAFTUNGSBESCHRANKUNG GBR

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 155 701

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 469 062,50

SANPIETRO SOCIETA COOPERATIVA AGRICOLA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 50 312,50

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 125 375

FONDATION EUROPEENNE DE LA SCIENCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 321 038,75

INSTITUTE OF OCEANOLOGY, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

China

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM FUR OZEANFORSCHUNG KIEL

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 415 559,34

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 774499

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.5.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 222 816,50

  • EU contribution

    € 5 998 114,75

Coordinated by:

SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET

Denmark