Graphene to save our rivers, lakes and seas
GEnIuS: Graphene Eco Innovative Sorbent
Oil spills can have a devastating impact on the environment and the need to act quickly and effectively after such a catastrophe is paramount. The GEnIuS project promotes a material that can rapidly separate oil from seawater, two liquids that do not mix easily together. The advantage it brings is that the loss of a vital energy resource - oil - and damage to aquatic eco-systems is limited. The product, already on the list of materials approved in Italy for oil spill clean-ups, is also effective for hydrocarbon removal from contaminated soils.
Find out more
- GEnIus website
- Eco-innovation programme
- GEnIuS in Eco-innovation database
- The EU's Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) manages the funding for projects in this field.