H2020-CE-BIOTEC-08-2020: New biotechnologies to remediate harmful contaminants

Proposals should cover the following activities:

- Research and innovation for efficient and low cost remediation strategies using microorganisms by means of emerging biotechnologies that require minimum or zero external energy or chemicals and that reduce the remediation time compared to physicochemical processes;
- Work to ensure remediation in soil, sediments, mines, surface water, groundwater or industrial water;
- Develop a system to remove different contaminants, including complex mixtures, covering hydrocarbons and their derivatives, recalcitrant compounds, metals, nanomaterials, paints and coatings, nutrients, pharmaceuticals or micropollutants and toxic contaminants.

Proposals should nclude field trials to prove an acceptable performance for field applications will be a plus.

This topic is part of the EU-China flagship initiative on Biotechnology for Environment and Human Health, which will promote substantial coordinated and balanced research and innovation cooperation between the EU and China.

Budget: The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 4 and 5 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately.
Type of action: Research and Innovation Action.

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