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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."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science

Call for proposal

H2020-BG-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET
Address
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 621 360,66

Participants (15)

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 654 822,50
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ARDITI - AGENCIA REGIONAL PARA O DESENVOLVIMENTO DA INVESTIGACAO, TECNOLOGIA E INOVACAO - ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 389 600
Address
Cam Da Penteada Madeira Tecnopolo Piso 2
9020-105 Funchal
Activity type
Other
NACIONALNI INSTITUT ZA BIOLOGIJO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 368 625
Address
Vecna Pot 111
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA
Israel
EU contribution
€ 485 968,75
Address
Abba Khushy Blvd Mount Carmel
31905 Haifa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ORT BRAUDE COLLEGE
Israel
EU contribution
€ 400 812,50
Address
Snunit Street 51
21982 Karmiel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 560 251,25
Address
Olshausenstrasse 40
24118 Kiel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HANSEATISCHE UMWELT CAM GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 132 125
Address
Waldstrasse 10
18233 Biendorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SINTEF OCEAN AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 847 500
Address
Otto Nielsens Veg 10
7052 Trondheim
Activity type
Other
CRM COASTAL RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT GESELLSCHAFT FUR KUSTENFORSCHUNG UND MANAGEMENT MIT HAFTUNGSBESCHRANKUNG GBR
Germany
EU contribution
€ 155 701
Address
Tiessenkai 12
24159 Kiel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 469 062,50
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
SANPIETRO SOCIETA COOPERATIVA AGRICOLA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 50 312,50
Address
Contrada Carestia 1/C
72017 Ostuni
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 125 375
Address
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FONDATION EUROPEENNE DE LA SCIENCE
France
EU contribution
€ 321 038,75
Address
Quai Lezay Marnesia 1
67080 Strasbourg Cedex
Activity type
Other
INSTITUTE OF OCEANOLOGY, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Nanhai Road 7
Qingdao
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM FUR OZEANFORSCHUNG KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 415 559,34
Address
Wischhofstrasse 1-3
24148 Kiel
Activity type
Research Organisations