Integrated Biotechnological Solutions for Combating Marine Oil Spills
Kill•Spill is a EU-funded research project. Our ambition is to develop highly efficient, economically and environmentally viable biotechnological solutions for the clean-up of oil spills caused by maritime transport or offshore oil exploration and related processes. Our work will deliver novel (bio)technological tools for oil spills remediation.
These new developments include biosensors to monitor hydrocarbon degradation, novel environmentally friendly dispersants and adsorbents, combined microbial and additives formulations, multifunctional bioremediation agents and tools for sediments decontamination. The impact and toxicity of these newly developed products will be evaluated; and they will be validated in mesocosms and on real oil spills.