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ENHANCING WASTEWATER TREATMENT PROCESSES BY CREATING AN INNOVATIVE TURNKEY SOLUTION FOR MARITIME TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY

ENHANCING WASTEWATER TREATMENT PROCESSES BY CREATING AN INNOVATIVE TURNKEY SOLUTION FOR MARITIME TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY

Objective

World’s population is about 7.7 billion. Every human being produces an average of 1.3 kilograms of organic waste every day. Organic waste causes difficult and costly challenges everywhere, where there are drain pipes. For example, cruise ships experience major problems due to organic waste. It builds up in drain pipes causing foul odors and blockages ruining customer experience, and at worst, causing fatal accidents.

ProtectPipe Oy is a microbiotechnology company. Our disruptive solution literally eats fat, oil, grease and other organic waste from the drain pipes leaving drain pipes clean increasing their lifespan and minimizing the risk of blockages or other sewer related problems. Our microbial liquid consists of five different kind of non-pathogenic microbial strains, which are all hand-picked and particularly chosen to eat different organic waste.

At the moment we have approximately 1000 customers in six different customer segments. In this project we will focus on a substantial and our most potential customer segment: Maritime Transportation Industry (MTI). MTI consists of 4281 active cruise ships, 52183 merchant and 5793 naval vessels. Our comprehensive solution for a single ship costs approximately €100,000. Thus, the market potential of the whole industry is huge. Wastewater treatment processes in the industry are old-fashioned. Therefore, we see that our solution fulfills the needs of our potential industry customers.

At this point, we have already conducted a several pilot projects with different cruise ships and naval vessels and achieved amazing results with our product. Many of the pilot projects have already led to permanent relationships with our customers. However, we still have not been able to create a comprehensive, breakthrough solution for our MTI customers. Thus, the purpose of this project is to conduct a feasibility study on enhancing wastewater treatment processes by creating a turnkey solution for maritime transportation industry.
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Coordinator

PROTECTPIPE OY

Address

Tammasaarenkatu 5
00180 Helsinki

Finland

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 50 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 868978

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2019

  • End date

    31 October 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.

H2020-EU.2.3.

H2020-EU.2.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 71 429

  • EU contribution

    € 50 000

Coordinated by:

PROTECTPIPE OY

Finland