“Clean technologies for sustainable environment – waters, waste, energy for circular economy“ (Clean&Circle) for creation and development of a Centre of Competence

The goal of a zero pollution circular economy drives the experts of the European project PROMISCES who have joined forces to develop innovative solutions for removing pollutants from the environment.  The project partners have just signed a 12 million € contract with the European Commission, making PROMISCES a part of the European Green Deal.

PROMISCES aims to understand the origins, routes and fates of pollutants which spread easily in the environment and are very persistent. Starting on 1 November 2021, the Horizon 2020-funded project will develop technologies to remove these pollutants from soils, sediments, surface- and groundwater, since they can be harmful to human health.

„PROMISCES will provide concepts for zero-pollution circularity applied to waters, soils and sediments across the private and public sectors.” says Dr. Philippe Negrel, PROMISCES Coordinator and Deputy Director of the Water, Environment, Process Development and Analysis Division (BRGM, French Geological Survey).

Twenty-seven partners from nine European countries form an interdisciplinary consortium, which includes academic institutions, private companies, research centres and water utilities. Together, they will address the technological challenges as well as to develop recommendations for the implementation of relevant EU policy strategies and guidelines.

To pursue this strategy, PROMISCES is centred around seven representative case studies in different European regions linked with chemical pollution challenges, including locations in Spain, France, Italy, Bulgaria, Germany, and the Danube river basin between Vienna and Budapest.

 “PROMISCES will develop, test and demonstrate in the field, under real-life conditions, key technologies and innovations to monitor, prevent and remediate industrial persistent and mobile and potentially toxic pollutants in the soil-sediment-water system,” explains Dr. Julie Lions, PROMISCES Deputy Coordinator and expert in groundwater quality (BRGM, French Geological Survey).

In a nutshell, the innovations developed through PROMISCES are expected to contribute significantly to help meet the European Green Deal goals for a safer and more sustainable environment.

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Coordinator: Dr. Philippe Negrel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Julie Lions (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), BRGM, French Geological Survey

Communication: Nicole Heine (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), DECHEMA e.V.

Contact person for Bulgaria: Assoc. prof. Dr. Евгения Бенова (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"

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About Us

The project duration is from 30 March 2018 to 30 November 2023.
Leading organization is Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"

Clean&Circle aims at building effective infrastructure and research capacity to develop innovations in the circular economy focusing on water, energy and waste management.


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