Environmental clean-up

Gallery Environmental clean-up  1
Gallery Environmental clean-up  1
April 2020
Headquarters 1348 Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Share

Environmental clean-up - A Solution for the ecological treatment of complex environmental pollutions.

Innovative solution for the biological treatment of soil organic contamination, with proven success on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH up to 6 aromatic rings), BTEX and heavy mineral oil (C35-C40 fraction of total petroleum hydrocarbons).

Due to past and current industrial activities, the soil matrices in Europe have been contaminated with a vast array of toxic xenobiotics, jeopardising human health and natural ecosystems. The annual expenditures for the management of contaminated sites in Europe is estimated to be nearly 6bn€ annually and representing 0.04% of the EU’s GDP. Rupturing from the usual industrial practices such as: landfilling (also referred as "dig and dump") physicochemical treatments, thermal desorption, and conventional bioremediation), the Solution relies on fungi. Fungi are indeed known to have a remarkable ability to degrade recalcitrant compounds and highly toxic molecules. The Solution consists of onsite treatment of excavated soil via soil fungal enrichment (biopile), ensuring effective contaminant reduction as well as soil biodiversity enhancement.

Key features

  • Ability to reach the clean-up goals within short time (2-6 months);
  • 90% removal rate of a mix of PAHs, BTEX and mineral oil;
  • GHG reduction of over 70% compared to off-situ treatment or on-site thermal treatment;

Profitability

  • Between 38 - 75% decrease in the remediation costs for the client;

Categories of Application

Company Profile

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

Looking For

Activity Region

  • /
  • Headquarters
  • Activity

Related Topics

The information set out above, is solely for the purposes of information and the Solar Impulse Foundation does not provide any guarantee as to its authenticity, completeness or accuracy. This information does not constitute investment advice or a recommendation to buy into, transact or to enter into any agreement with any of the parties or persons mentioned above. Potential investors or interested parties are solely responsible for their investment or business decisions and for performing any due diligence required by the circumstances.