BIOCORIN

NEW BIOCOATING FOR CORROSION INHIBITION IN METAL SURFACES

 Coordinatore ACCIONA INFRAESTRUCTURAS S.A. 

 Organization address address: AVENIDA DE EUROPA 18
city: ALCOBENDAS
postcode: 28108

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Miguel ángel
Cognome: París Torres
Email: send email
Telefono: 34917912020
Fax: +34 917912101

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Spain [ES]
 Totale costo 4˙044˙488 €
 EC contributo 2˙906˙137 €
 Programma FP7-ENVIRONMENT
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Environment (including Climate Change)
 Code Call FP7-ENV-2011-ECO-INNOVATION-TwoStage
 Funding Scheme CP
 Anno di inizio 2012
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2012-03-01   -   2015-08-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    ACCIONA INFRAESTRUCTURAS S.A.

 Organization address address: AVENIDA DE EUROPA 18
city: ALCOBENDAS
postcode: 28108

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Miguel ángel
Cognome: París Torres
Email: send email
Telefono: 34917912020
Fax: +34 917912101

ES (ALCOBENDAS) coordinator 590˙350.00
2    "ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION INBIOTEC, INSTITUTO DE BIOTECHNOLOGIA DE LEON"

 Organization address address: AVENIDA REAL 1 PARQUE CIENTIFICO
city: LEON
postcode: 24006

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Ariadna
Cognome: Cases Bergón
Email: send email
Telefono: 34987291621
Fax: 34987210388

ES (LEON) participant 380˙250.00
3    TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERGAKADEMIE FREIBERG

 Organization address address: AKADEMIESTRASSE 6
city: FREIBERG
postcode: 9599

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Edwin R. B.
Cognome: Kroke
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 0 3731393174
Fax: +49 0 3731394058

DE (FREIBERG) participant 304˙379.00
4    SVILUPPO TECNOLOGIE E RICERCA PER L'EDILIZIA SISMICAMENTE SICURA ED ECOSOSTENIBILE SCARL

 Organization address address: VICO II SAN NICOLA ALLA DOGANA 9
city: NAPOLI
postcode: 80133

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Lorenzo
Cognome: Ederone
Email: send email
Telefono: 390652000000

IT (NAPOLI) participant 297˙628.00
5    VAN LOON CHEMICAL INNOVATIONS BV

 Organization address address: SCIENCE PARK 408
city: AMSTERDAM
postcode: 1098XH

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Sander
Cognome: Van Loon
Email: send email
Telefono: 31650874415

NL (AMSTERDAM) participant 286˙910.00
6    GRUPPO CSA SPA

 Organization address address: VIA AL TORRENTE 22
city: RIMINI
postcode: 47900

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Gabriele
Cognome: Matteucci
Email: send email
Telefono: 390542000000
Fax: 390542000000

IT (RIMINI) participant 281˙460.00
7    BIOPROSPERITY SYMBOULOI EPIKHEIRONEPE

 Organization address address: POLEMISTON 5
city: ARGYROUPOLI
postcode: 16452

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Alexandros
Cognome: Pavlou
Email: send email
Telefono: 302110000000

EL (ARGYROUPOLI) participant 269˙040.00
8    "INSTITUT ZA METAGENOMIKO IN MIKROBNE TEHNOLOGIJE, D.O.O."

 Organization address address: TRATA XIV 3
city: KOCEVJE
postcode: 1330

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Tomaž
Cognome: Rijavec
Email: send email
Telefono: 38668604979

SI (KOCEVJE) participant 184˙386.70
9    INSTITUT ZA MIKROBIOLOSKE ZNANOSTIIN TEHNOLOGIJE DOO

 Organization address address: ASKERCEVA ULICA 059
city: DOMZALE
postcode: 1230

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Tomaz
Cognome: Rijavec
Email: send email
Telefono: 38615875471
Fax: 38615875491

SI (DOMZALE) participant 172˙933.30
10    INGG. F.&.R. GIRARDI COSTRUZIONI CIVILI ED INDUSTRIALI S.P.A.

 Organization address address: VIA VINCENZO CUOCO 12
city: NAPOLI
postcode: 80121

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Domenico
Cognome: Giuliano
Email: send email
Telefono: 393271000000

IT (NAPOLI) participant 138˙800.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The annual direct cost of corrosion estimated worldwide exceeds €1.32 trillion, which means approximately between 3 to 4% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of industrialized countries. Among the different types of corrosion Microbial Influenced Corrosion (MIC) caused by fouling is estimated to be involved in at least 10% of the corrosion problems of structures reaching to 50% in the case of subterranean pipes. Existing antifouling solutions include biocides and solutions not environmentally friendly. Latest research has begun to focus on greener replacements, but up to now, with low environmental performance and durability ratios. This fact has caused an urgent demand for greener, non-toxic or low-toxicity (green Anti-Fouling agents) and longer lasting antifouling compounds and technologies. The main objective of the project is the development of an innovative biomimetic and eco-efficient environmental technology for inhibiting microbial induced corrosion (MIC) produced by biofouling through the integration of microorganisms in a sol-gel coating for metal surfaces of civil engineering structures in marine and terrestrial environments. The potential economic impact of the technology developed in the project could mean approximately 612 billion € in direct cost. The general objectives are expected to be achieved through the following WPs: WP1: Microorganisms and inhibitors to be included in the sol-gel matrix WP2: Synthesis of a sol-gel enriched matrix for corrosion inhibition WP3: Environmental aspects of the biomimetic developed coating WP4: Demonstration WP5: Dissemination WP6: Business models and Exploitation WP7: Project Management'

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Corrosion is the primary means of metal deterioration, affecting the safety and function of critical infrastructure and equipment around the world. EU-funded scientists are developing eco-friendly technology to combat microbial-influenced corrosion (MIC) within the scope of the project 'New biocoating for corrosion inhibition in metal surfaces' (http://www.biocorin.eu/ (BIOCORIN)) .

When microorganisms adhere to and thrive on metal surfaces they create a biofilm that serves as the first stage of biofouling. Because current anti-fouling solutions have raised concerns about negative environmental impact, researchers turned to nature to 'fight fire with fire'. Anti-fouling microorganisms that secrete anti-MIC compounds in response to the presence of MIC as a result of the natural antagonism among microbial populations are the key.

The BIOCORIN team used genetic techniques to identify bacteria, fungi and yeast associated with fouling and MIC in samples obtained from four different climatic zones. They also identified two candidate bacteria with anti-MIC properties that were confirmed to be present in the analysed environments and active on corroded steel plates.

Scientists have incorporated these microorganisms in a sol-gel matrix and applied the coating with various techniques. Preliminary tests of chemical corrosion resistance, mechanical stability and anti-fouling microorganism viability have yielded promising results. Specifically, the coating retained corrosion resistance after immersion in saline solution for 40 days and all microorganisms were still viable after the 11-day test point.

A first approach of the life-cycle assessment has been performed. The innovative BIOCORIN solution shows a significant reduction of 46% of CO2 and 71% of methane emissions resulted in a decrease of the impact category of Global Warming Potential (GWP) compared with other traditional antifouling solutions. A political, economic, social and technological analysis of external factors that can affect the product's performance has pointed to important considerations for future product development.The BIOCORIN technology is expected to increase infrastructure durability by up to 30 % and decrease costs by 20 % compared to currently available solutions. Overall economic impact is estimated at approximately EUR 612 billion in savings in direct costs of MIC. Environmental benefits abound as well, ranging from minimising the use of hazardous substances to decreasing materials usage and energy consumption.

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