BIOCLEAN

New BIOtechnologiCaL approaches for biodegrading and promoting the environmEntal biotrAnsformation of syNthetic polymeric materials

 Coordinatore ALMA MATER STUDIORUM-UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA 

 Organization address address: Via Zamboni 33
city: BOLOGNA
postcode: 40126

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Arianna
Cognome: Morelli
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 051 20 88520
Fax: +39 051 2098115

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Italy [IT]
 Totale costo 3˙925˙096 €
 EC contributo 2˙995˙988 €
 Programma FP7-KBBE
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology
 Code Call FP7-KBBE-2012-6-singlestage
 Funding Scheme CP-TP
 Anno di inizio 2012
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2012-09-01   -   2015-08-31

 Partecipanti

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1    ALMA MATER STUDIORUM-UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

 Organization address address: Via Zamboni 33
city: BOLOGNA
postcode: 40126

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Arianna
Cognome: Morelli
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 051 20 88520
Fax: +39 051 2098115

IT (BOLOGNA) coordinator 439˙106.09
2    FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ

 Organization address address: BAHNHOFSTRASSE 6
city: WINDISCH
postcode: 5210

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Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Philippe Francois-Xavier
Cognome: Corvini
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 61 467 43 44

CH (WINDISCH) participant 300˙199.00
3    THE RESEARCH COMMITTEE OF THE TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CRETE

 Organization address address: BUILDING E4 CAMPUS KONOUPIDIANA
city: CHANIA
postcode: 73132

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Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Despina
Cognome: Pantelaki
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 2821 037045
Fax: +30 2821 037082

EL (CHANIA) participant 300˙000.00
4    ORGANIC WASTE SYSTEMS NV

 Organization address address: DOK NOORD 5
city: GENT
postcode: 9000

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Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Steven
Cognome: Verstichel
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 9 2691166

BE (GENT) participant 220˙723.96
5    OSTRAVSKA UNIVERZITA V OSTRAVE

 Organization address address: DVORAKOVA 7
city: OSTRAVA 1
postcode: 70103

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Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Katerina
Cognome: Malachova
Email: send email
Telefono: +420 597092315
Fax: +420 597092382

CZ (OSTRAVA 1) participant 209˙958.00
6    HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUER UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ

 Organization address address: Permoser Strasse 15
city: LEIPZIG
postcode: 4318

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Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Annette
Cognome: Schmidt
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 341 235 1663
Fax: +49 341 235 1386

DE (LEIPZIG) participant 189˙970.00
7    TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

 Organization address address: HELMHOLTZSTRASSE 10
city: DRESDEN
postcode: 1069

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Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Martin
Cognome: Hofrichter
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 03583 612721
Fax: +49 03583612734

DE (DRESDEN) participant 181˙954.18
8    CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

 Organization address address: Rue Michel -Ange 3
city: PARIS
postcode: 75794

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Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Pascaline
Cognome: Toutois
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 4 72 44 56 64
Fax: +33 4 72 44 56 73

FR (PARIS) participant 179˙934.00
9    MADEP SA

 Organization address city: Bevaix
postcode: 2022

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Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Trello
Cognome: Beffa
Email: send email
Telefono: +041 032 846 45 51

CH (Bevaix) participant 150˙000.00
10    TECHNIKI PROSTASIAS PERIVALLONTOS ANONYMI ETAIREIA

 Organization address address: MESOLOGGIOU 39
city: PEIRAIAS
postcode: 18545

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Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Nikolaos
Cognome: Chrysanthopoulos
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 210 4060000
Fax: +30 210 4617423

EL (PEIRAIAS) participant 149˙980.00
11    CENTRUM MATERIALOW POLIMEROWYCH IWEGLOWYCH POLSKA AKADEMIA NAUK*CMPIW PAN

 Organization address address: M. Curie-Sk?odowskiej 34
city: ZABRZE
postcode: 41-819

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Jerzy
Cognome: Tomecki
Email: send email
Telefono: +48 322716077

PL (ZABRZE) participant 149˙940.00
12    SIMA-TEC GMBH

 Organization address address: VOGELSRATHER WEG 1
city: SCHWALMTAL
postcode: 41366

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Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Mark
Cognome: Enders
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 2233 946310
Fax: +49 2233 946311

DE (SCHWALMTAL) participant 100˙416.00
13    BIOBASIC ENVIRONNEMENT SARL

 Organization address address: BIOPOLE CLERMONT LIMAGNE
city: SAINT-BEAUZIRE
postcode: 63360

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Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Geoffrey
Cognome: Perchet
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 972290871

FR (SAINT-BEAUZIRE) participant 99˙968.00
14    PLASTICSEUROPE

 Organization address address: AVENUE E VAN NIEUWENHUYSE 4
city: BRUXELLES
postcode: 1160

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Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Roberto
Cognome: Gomez
Email: send email
Telefono: 3226761754

BE (BRUXELLES) participant 85˙000.00
15    FELSILAB SRL

 Organization address address: VIA CESARE CORRENTI 3 D E
city: BOLOGNA BO
postcode: 40132

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Ersilia
Cognome: Manenti
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 051 5878188
Fax: +39 051 5878031

IT (BOLOGNA BO) participant 80˙280.00
16    HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET

 Organization address address: NORDNESGATEN 50
city: BERGEN
postcode: 5817

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Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Turid
Cognome: Loddengaard
Email: send email
Telefono: 4755238500
Fax: 4755238531

NO (BERGEN) participant 57˙830.91
17    DIADIMOTIKI EPICHEIRISI DIACHEIRISIS STEREON APOVLITON ANONYMI ETAIREIA OTA

 Organization address address: GRIGORIOU E 50
city: CHANIA
postcode: 73135

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Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Eleutherios
Cognome: Kopasis
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 28210 91888
Fax: +30 28210 83400

EL (CHANIA) participant 40˙000.00
18    NANJING UNIVERSITY

 Organization address address: HANKOU ROAD 22
city: NANJING
postcode: 210093

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Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Rong
Cognome: Ji
Email: send email
Telefono: +86 25 8968 0581
Fax: +86 25 8968 0559

CN (NANJING) participant 30˙000.00
19    MARITIM MILJO BEREDSKAP AS

 Organization address address: IDRETTSVEGEN 103
city: STRAUME FJELL
postcode: 5353

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Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Leif H.
Cognome: Larsen
Email: send email
Telefono: +47 905 39 282
Fax: +47 55 94 83 01

NO (STRAUME FJELL) participant 22˙685.00
20    Internationales Hochschulinstitut Zittau

 Organization address address: Markt 23
city: ZITTAU
postcode: 2763

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Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Martin
Cognome: Hofrichter
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 03583 612721
Fax: +49 03583612734

DE (ZITTAU) participant 8˙042.86

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'In BIOCLEAN project, novel and robust microorganisms (aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, and fungi) able to extensively degrade polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polystyrol (PS) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) polymers and plastics will be isolated from actual-site aged plastic wastes obtained from several European marine and terrestrial sites, composting facilities and landfills, and obtained via tailored screenings from existing European collections of microbes. Robust enzymes able to fragment the target plastics with the production of valuable chemicals and building blocks will be obtained from the selected microbes and enzyme collections. Untreated and physically/chemically pre-treated PE, PS, PP and PVC polymers and plastics will be employed in such isolation/ screening activities, and an integrated methodology, relying on advanced analytical methods (determining plastics physicochemical changes and breakdown products resulting from biological attack), and tailored enzymatic, microbiological and ecotoxicological methods, will be adopted for the characterization of actual industrial relevance of the obtained microbes and enzymes. Physical and chemical pretreatments improving biodegradability of target plastics will be identified and transferred on the pilot scale. The most promising microbial cultures and enzymes will be exploited in the development of pilot scale, slurry or solid-phase bioprocesses for the bioremediation and controlled depolymerization, respectively, of target pretreated plastics and in the set up of tailored bioaugmentation protocols for enhancing plastic waste biodegradation in marine water systems, composting and anaerobic digestor facilities. The processes developed will be assessed for their economical and environmental sustainability. Field scale validation of the most promising bioaugmentation protocols in a composting and a marine site and attempts to develop a plastic pollution reduction strategy for the Aegean Sea have been planned too'

Introduzione (Teaser)

An EU project has progressed with the biodegradation and valorisation of conventional plastics, using a combination of physical/chemical pre-treatments and micro-organisms. The test cases will help biodegrade micro-plastics in organic waste composting and bio-gasification facilities and in the Aegean sea.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Plastic is a material that has revolutionised modern lifestyle. It allows for several benefits at environmental, social or economic level. However, irresponsible use of this material can lead to damaging environmental impact which is more often than not the direct result of poor waste management and irresponsible littering behaviour. Plastic is designed for durability and hence its long term degradation is not yet fully understood.

The EU-funded (http://www.biocleanproject.eu (BIOCLEAN)) project is seeking solutions. Work of the 19-member consortium, including one partner from China and the European Association representing plastics industries, PlasticsEurope, covers three basic areas. These are: isolation and selection of microbes from a variety of actual-site aged plastic wastes obtained from the Aegean Sea and Norwegian Sea and a variety of European landfills, composting facilities, anaerobic waste treatment plants or a contaminated industrial site; exploring the feasibility of biotechnologies for breakdown, detoxification and valorisation.

Additionally, the project aims to enhance natural biodegradation of plastics in organic waste composting and bio-gasification facilities and, in the Aegean sea, to mitigate the effects of plastic pollution on marine environments. Developments will eventually be scaled up and tested in the municipal composting facility of Chania and in the Aegean sea. The three-year project concludes in August 2015.

The team conceived and implemented means of using microorganisms to degrade different kinds of plastic waste. Certain bacteria and fungi were assessed and shown to be effective. Thus the project produced a short list of suitable aerobic and anaerobic organisms. The best physical and chemical breakdown options have been detailed for a range of different plastics. The project's work on combined treatments also shows potential. Various tests of the biodegradability of pre-treated polymers showed a small improvement.

The consortium completed plans for up-scaling of the biodegradation processes it developed. Work on additional protocols for production of sufficient microbial inoculums has also commenced.

Field studies quantifying biofilm build-up have been conducted in the Aegean sea. Controlled composting tests were also conducted on land. Field validation and cost-analysis will be completed during the next reporting period.

The BIOCLEAN project will ultimately yield treatment options for breaking down waste plastic into useful products, and impact recycling technologies. The work will also reduce the effects of plastic litter on ocean ecosystems.

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