H2020 GREENER: InteGRated systems for Effective ENvironmEntal Remediation

Grant agreement ID: 826312

GREENER is a multidisciplinary and research-intensive innovation project involving 21 entities from 9 European countries and China (four Chinese International Partners) that proposes the development of green, sustainable, efficient, and low-cost solutions for soil/sediment and water bioremediation, integrating several innovative bio-electrochemical technologies.

The project aims to accelerate the remediation of contaminated sites, for a range of organic and inorganic pollutants of high concern, while producing end-products, such as bioelectricity and/or harmless metabolites of industrial interest. To achieve such an ambitious goal, organisms with high bioremediation capacity will be identified and isolated. The influence of physico-chemical factors on the effectiveness of treatment will be evaluated and proof-of-concept experiments to define optimal integrated solutions at the lab-scale will be performed. Finally, a combination of the most promising technologies will be up-scaled and tested on the field. Life cycle analyses will demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of the developed solutions. 

The GREENER project builds on the strong knowhow and expertise of its partners in the addressed scientific and industrial areas. Especially, the consortium is comprised of 14 research organizations (INSTITUTE JOSEF STEFAN, INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY CARLOW, MATERIA NOVA, MENDEL UNIVERSITY IN BRNO, LEITAT, UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID, UNIVERSITY OF BATH, UNI BURGOS(UBU)/ICCRAM, UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CAGLIARI, UNIVERSITY OF SURREY, QINGDAO UNI OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, ECOLOGY INSTITUTE OF SHANDONG ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, JIANGSU UNIVERSITY, NANJING TECH UNI) in Europe and China as well as 5 SMEs (EXERGY, AXIA INNOVATION, MICROGEN BIOTECH LIMITED, SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS EUROPE, VERTECH) and 2 large enterprise (ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA, TAUW GMBH) that will ensure and speed up the success of the project development.

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