Category Archives: Projects

RUN4LIFE

Recovery and Utlisation of Nutrients 4 Low Impact Fertiliser Domestic wastewater (WW) is an important carrier of nutrients usually wasted away by current decentralised WW treatments (WWT). Run4Life proposes an alternative strategy for improving nutrient recovery rates and material qualities, based on a decentralised treatment of segregated black water (BW), kitchen waste and grey water… Read More »

HAIRD

Hybrid aircraft seating requirement specification and design HAIRD project aims to deliver a new design for a next generation aircraft seating which is comfortable,light-weight, fast to disassemble, easy to dismantle, cost efficient to produce, highly recyclable and reliable in structural integrity.   Within the HAIRD project a new mono-materials cushions will be developed to improve… Read More »

ODYSSEA

Operating a network of integrated observatory systems in the Mediterranean Sea. ODYSSEA will develop, operate and demonstrate an interoperable and cost-effective platform that fully integrates networks of observing and forecasting systems across the Mediterranean basin, addressing both the open sea and the coastal zone. The platform will collect its data from the many databases maintained… Read More »

CONNECT

Innovative smart components, modules and appliances for a truly connected, efficient and secure smart grid. CONNECT aims to provide concepts, technologies and components that support enhanced integration of renewables and storage combined with intelligent control of the power flow. The demand for primary energy and the carbon dioxide emissions will be reduced and a decentralized… Read More »

TOSYNFUEL

The Demonstration of Waste Biomass to Synthetic Fuels and Green Hydrogen. TOSYNFUEL will demonstrate the conversion of organic waste biomass (Sewage Sludge) into biofuels. The project implements a new integrated process combining Thermo-Catalytic Reforming (TCR©), with hydrogen separation through pressure swing adsorption (PSA), and hydro deoxygenation (HDO), to produce a fully equivalent gasoline and diesel… Read More »

GROW GREEN

Green Cities for Climate and Water Resilience, Sustainable Economic Growth, Healthy Citizens and Environments. The frontrunner cities of Manchester (UK), Valencia (Spain), Wroclaw (Poland) and Wuhan (China) and the follower cities Lille (France), Zadar (Croatia) and Modena (Italy) are currently inhabited by 12.7 million people and sit at the heart of wider metropolitan areas which… Read More »

URBAN GREENUP

New Strategy for Re-Naturing Cities through Nature-Based Solutions. Urban GreenUP coordinated by CARTIF aims at obtaining a tailored methodology (1) to support the co-development of Renaturing Urban Plans focused on climate change mitigation and adaptation and efficient water management, and (2) to assist in the implementation of NBS in an effective way. NBS classification and… Read More »

CALIBRATE

The objective of the caLIBRAte project is to establish a state-of-the-art versatile Risk Governance framework for assessment and management of human and environmental risks of MN and MN-enabled products.   The framework will be a web-based “system-of-systems” linking different models and methods for: screening of apparent and perceived risks and trends in nanotechnology control banding,… Read More »

BREEZE

Hybrid photocatalyitic air filter for removing pollutants and odours from aircraft cabin zone An aircraft cabin is a unique environment due to the extremely high density of occupation and limited available air volume. This favours the dispersion of germs and the accumulation of pollutants such as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and… Read More »

IN POWER

The benefits of high efficiency concentrated solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic (PV) are well known: environmental protection, economic growth, job creation, energy security. Those technologies can only be applied properly in regions with annual mean radiation values higher than 1750 kWh/m2 per year. CSP has advantages in front of PV: possible 24h continuous electricity production,… Read More »