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Integrated Biotechnological Solutions for Combating Marine Oil Spills

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Reference no: FP7-KBBE-2012-6-singlestage
Period: January 2013 till 2017
Status: In Progress

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  • Technical University of Crete (TUC), more, co-ordinator
  • University of Bologna (UNIBO), more, partner
  • University of Newcastle upon Tyne, more, partner
  • The Danish Ministry of the Environment; Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), more, partner
  • University of Rome La Sapienza, more, partner
  • Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), more, partner
  • University of Ulster, more, partner
  • Italian National Research Council (CNR), more, partner
  • University of Milano, more, partner
  • Universiteit Gent (UGent), more, partner
  • University of Copenhagen (KU), more, partner
  • Bangor University, more, partner
  • Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), more, partner
  • Marine Biological Association of the UK (MBA), more, partner
  • KU Leuven (KULeuven), more, partner
  • National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway), more, partner
  • Institute of Physical Biology, more, partner
  • Environmental Protection engineering S.A. (EPE), more, partner

Kill●Spill delivers innovative (bio)technologies, which can be integrated to the real sequences of state-of-the-art actions used currently to cleanup oil spills. The catalogue of Kill●Spill products & technologies is based on a review of technology & knowledge gaps in approaches of oil spill disasters and brings appropriate tools for 1st response, follow-up, and longer-term actions, specifically tailored to the versatility of oil spills. Kill●Spill develops chemicals & biochemicals to be used for 1st response actions to disperse/emulsify oil and materials enabling the containment and sorption of oil, preparing the field for the follow-up actions. Kill●Spill develops (Bio)technologies aiming at intensified biodegradation processes by bioaugmentation/biostimulation as follow-up and longer term actions in aerobic/slight anoxic compartments. Kill●Spill develops (bio) technologies adapted for the remediation of anoxic/anaerobic fresh & chronically polluted sediments. Kill●Spill compiles knowledge on dispersion/sorption and biodegradation processes to produce multifunctional products, which are suited for follow-up and longer term actions. The multifunctional products address the necessity for integrated bioremediation (bioavailability, metabolic requirements, etc.) and are efficient along the whole redox gradient from surface water to sediments. The products/technologies are field-tested in open sea oil spills and large mesocosms to unravel the champions
products & technologies. The (bio)tools are benchmarked with existing solutions using cutting-edge analytics, biosensors, and omics and checked for eco-efficiency to merit green label. Kill●Spill consortium is multidisciplinary and gathers 38 partners from 11 EU and EU-associated countries and USA; 22 research & academic institutions, 14 SMEs, 1 large company, and 1 association of oil spill companies work together with the support of a high level advisory board to cover the whole chain of oil spill (bio)remediation.

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