ELECTRA is a 4-year Research Innovation Action consisting of one EU-Chinese- consortium. ELECTRA aims to jointly develop and test highly innovative bioelectrochemical systems in bioremediation at both laboratory scale and environmentally relevant conditions.
ELECTRA will lift microbial electrochemical systems to a next level for field applications and in situ remediation of pollutants. ELECTRA will deliver two sets of 10 innovative environmental MET-based biotechnologies, tailored for different environmental matrixes (wastewater, groundwater, flooded soil…) and accelerating the removal of several classes of pollutants and mixtures thereof.
In the environment, electron-flow typically limits degradation, and is difficult to control; this major hurdle can be overcome with electromicrobiology. We expect to develop new solutions minimizing or eliminating energy and/or chemical needs for removing different pollutants from different matrixes.