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Microorganism and enzyme Immobilization: NOvel Techniques and Approaches for Upgraded Remediation of Underground-, wastewater and Soil

Objective

MINOTAURUS will deliver innovative bio-processes (bioaugmentation, enzyme technology, rhizoremediation with halophytes, and bioelectrochemical remediation), which are all based on the concept of IMMOBILIZATION OF BIOCATALYSTS (microorganisms and enzymes), to eliminate emerging and classic organic pollutants. The immobilization-based technologies will be applied to engineered (ex-situ) and natural systems (in situ) for the bioremediation of groundwater, wastewater, and soil. The selection and adaptation of modern physico-chemical, biological, and ecotoxicological monitoring tools combined to a rational understanding of engineering and enzymology/microbial physiology aspects is a pertinent approach to open the black-box of the our technologies. The reliable process-monitoring will constitute a solid basis to develop and refine our biodegradation kinetics models, which will be the mean to improve the predictability of performances to be achieved with our technologies. A key strength of MINOTAURUS is the possibility of direct implementation of our technologies at five EU reference sites that are confronted with pollutants (two technologies will be tested on-site during the first year). We will deliver not only a set of tools, techniques and processes which will enhance the ability of our communities to respond to the challenges of organic pollutants but also frameworks for structuring and making evidence-based decisions for the most sustainable and appropriate bioremediation measures. MINOTAURUS consortium consists of fifteen partners from eight European and Europe-associated countries. Eight research & education institutions, five SMEs covering the whole chain of our bioremediation approaches (production/monitoring of biocatalysts, bioremediation, and engineering), one large end-user installing wastewater treatment plants, and one environmental agency will work together with the support of an advisory board mainly consisting of environmental decision-makers

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2010-4
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Coordinator

FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 6
5210 Windisch
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 494 137
Administrative Contact
Thomas Wintgens (Prof.)

Participants (15)

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 279 477
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Annette Schmidt (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 267 600
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Spyridon Agathos (Prof.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 261 426
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Verdiana Bandini (Ms.)
POLYTECHNEIO KRITIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 231 194
Address
Building E4, Technical University Campus Counoupidiana
731 00 Chania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Argyro Vaidaki (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 197 450,50
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cinzia Murdocca (Dr.)
WETLANDS INCUBATOR SPRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 46 128
Address
Rue Du Laid Burniat 5
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christian-Marie Bols (Mr.)
VYSOKA SKOLA CHEMICKO-TECHNOLOGICKA V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 152 900
Address
Technicka 5
166 28 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anna Mittnerova (Ms.)
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 400 993
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Leen Bastiaens (Dr.)
HEFER SYSTEMS & CONTROLS LTD.
Israel
EU contribution
€ 216 250
Address
Hasheizaf Street 25
42504 Netanya
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ofer Ansher (Mr.)
UMWELTBUNDESAMT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG (UBA GMBH)
Austria
EU contribution
€ 8 400
Address
Spittelauer Lande 5
1090 Wien
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Dietmar Mueller (Mr.)
VERMICON AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 125 305
Address
Emmy Noether Str. 2
80992 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jiri Snaidr (Dr.)
MADEP SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 162 000
Address
Chemin Des Maladières 22
2022 Bevaix
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Trello Beffa (Dr.)
CREATIVE RESEARCH SOLUTIONS BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 74 970
Address
Puttestraat 23
3090 Overijse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robertus Onderwater (Dr.)
AQUAFIN NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 35 780
Address
Kontichsesteenweg 54
2630 Aartselaar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Greet De Gueldre (Ms.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 45 099,50
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Federico Aulenta (Dr.)