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Innovative environmentally-benign wastewater treatment reagents offering a step change in efficiency in the cleaning of water from oils and metal ions and in liquidation of emergency oil spills

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






 BioMicroGels project word cloud

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Project "BioMicroGels" data sheet

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Organization address
city: Oxford
postcode: OX1 4HL
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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 71˙429 €
 EC max contribution 50˙000 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.2.1.5. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Advanced manufacturing and processing)
2. H2020-EU.2.1.3. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Advanced materials)
3. H2020-EU.2.3.1. (Mainstreaming SME support, especially through a dedicated instrument)
4. H2020-EU.2.1.2. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies – Nanotechnologies)
 Code Call H2020-SMEINST-1-2016-2017
 Funding Scheme SME-1
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-08-01   to  2016-12-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    BMG INTEPCO LTD UK (Oxford) coordinator 50˙000.00
2    ADAMATIC OY FI (TAMPERE) participant 0.00


 Project objective

BioMicroGels (BMG) are an innovative versatile solution (1) for the removal of oil, oil products, lubes and greases as well as metal ions from domestic and industrial wastewater, and (2) for the clean-up of oil spills in water.

BMG Intepco’s novel patented water cleaning microgel reagent is made of environmentally benign polysaccharides that are obtained from cellulose or pectin (found in apples, sunflowers and other bio-resources).

BMG have a number of advantages over currently employed water treatment methods:

(1) improved efficiency: rapid action and high water purity achievable within a single cleaning cycle with low reagent concentration (2) cost-efficiency: BMG cost comparatively lower and can be reused up to five times, besides, do not require expensive flocculants to form sediments; (3) enhance sustainability profile: bio-degradable; do not produce insoluble toxic slimes to dispose of (4) resource efficiency: collected oil and metals can be recovered

For oil spills removal applications: (5) BMGs contain oil film spreading by converting oil to gel structure (up to 50 times reduction of oil spill area) (6) can be sprayed over surface oil spill or introduced under water (7) low freezing point (below -15-19°C) enables arctic environment applications (8) oil enveloped with BMG loses its flammable properties and does not adhere to birds, animals and other objects

BMG solution addresses a global $5.5 bn market and would be of interest to (i) municipal wastewater treatment plants, (ii) various industrial companies (refineries, chemical, metals, mechanical, food and drink), (iii) shale oil and underwater oil development, oil and oil products transportation.

The Phase 1 focuses on developing of a microgel technology application and conducting industrial trials as part of commercialisation, formulating sound business model and IP strategy, establishing a complete supply chains and developing an industrialisation plan for a large scale production process.

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