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Electricity driven Low Energy and Chemical input Technology foR Accelerated bioremediation

Objective

The ELECTRA project is a EU-China RTD joint initiative that will deliver 2 innovative sets of novel electromicrobiology based environmental biotechnologies, facilitating/improving electron transfer during microbial degradation processes. Our approach will accelerate the elimination of several classes of pollutants and mixtures thereof in contaminated wastewater, groundwater, sediment and soil. The first set of biotechnologies employs bioelectrochemical systems requiring low energy input and no chemical addition. The second set comprises biotechnologies, which necessitate no energy input and minimal chemical amendment using electromicrobial concepts. ELECTRA biotechnologies will build on recent groundbreaking advances in biotechnology to develop them for environmental bioremediation applications and test the 4 most advanced technologies during field trials under various environmentally relevant conditions in both Europe (4 sites with contaminated wastewater, groundwater, soil, and sediment) and China (4 sites: mirroring tests concept) to prove their efficiency and robustness. The ELECTRA project deliberately addresses the accelerated elimination of compounds representative of hydrocarbons and derivatives, emerging pollutants, metals and nutrients and mixtures thereof in environmentally relevant concentration as a wise and careful approach taking into account the real problem of contaminations by organic and inorganic pollutants as well as nutrients. ELECTRA is a consortium of European and Chinese partners for a 4-year project. The EC-funded consortium gathers 17 partners from 6 EU countries,1 Associated Country. 1 large Chinese company is part of the EC consortium without claiming any funding from the EC since NSFC finances only fundamental research and does not allow for the inclusion of companies as partners in NSFC projects. This company has a key/essential role in replicating field test experiments from European sites to Chinese sites. The NSFC-funded consortium is constituted by five research institutions acting as international partners.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/monetary and finances
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/organic chemistry/hydrocarbons
  • /engineering and technology/environmental biotechnology/bioremediation
  • /engineering and technology/environmental biotechnology
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/metals

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-BIO-CN-2018
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 6
5210 Windisch
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 625 000

Participants (16)

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 323 031,25
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLYTECHNEIO KRITIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 275 625
Address
Building E4, Technical University Campus Counoupidiana
731 00 Chania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 361 450
Address
Placa Sant Domenec 3
17004 Girona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 710 825
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 315 000
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 299 937,50
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 340 000
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Activity type
Other
IEG - TECHNOLOGIE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 324 625
Address
Hohlbachweg 2
73344 Gruibingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 159 937,50
Address
Muegyetem Rakpart 3
1111 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 410 000
Address
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
METFILTER SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 314 875
Address
Autov A49 Km 28
41820 Carrion De Los Cespedes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AVECOM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 195 375
Address
Industrieweg 122P
9032 Gent-wondelgem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
REGENHU SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Le Vivier 22
1690 Villaz-st-pierre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POTEN ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP CO., LTD.
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Room 12A06-08, Shougang International Building, 60 Xizhimen North Street
100082 Beijing
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EIDGENOSSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUR VERTEIDIGUNG, BEVOLKERUNGSSCHUTZ UND SPORT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 9 375
Address
Bundeshaus Ost
CH-3003 Bern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ENI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 80 000
Address
Piazzale Mattei Enrico 1
00144 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)