The ELECTRA consortium consists of 22 partners from 6 European countries (BE, GR, IT, DE, HU, ES), 1 associated country (CH) and China. The partners together with the members of its SAB bringtalents, resources and capacities essential at each level of the bioremediation value chain to reach the project’s objectives and expected impacts. Of particular importance is the fact that several of the teams are world-leading in the field of BESs and environmental biotechnology. Both European and Chinese partners demonstrate an excellent track record in terms of European-Chinese collaboration.
University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern (FHNW)
Contact: Philippe Corvini (Coordinator)
Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna (UNIBO)
Contact: Giulio Zanaroli
Technical University of Crete (TUC)
Contact: Nicolas Kalogerakis
Universitat de Girona (UDG)
Laboratory of Chemical and Environmental Engineering (LEQUIA)
Contact: Sebastià Puig
Universiteit Gent (UGENT)
Center for Microbial Ecology and Technology – CMET
Contact: Korneel Rabaey (Scientific Coordinator)
University of Rome La Sapienza
Department of Chemistry (UNIROMA)
Contact: Mauro Majone
National Research Council - Water Research Institute (IRSA-CNR)
Contact: Federico Aulenta
Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research
Contact: Matthias Kästner
IEG Technologie GmbH
Contact: Eduard Alesi
Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)
Contact: Viktória Feigl
Universität Duisburg-Essen (UDE)
Contact: Rainer U. Meckenstock
Contact: Abraham Esteve Núñez
Contact: Mariane Van Wambeke
regenHU Ltd (REGEN)
Contact: Redouan Mahou, PhD
Poten Environmental Group Co., Ltd. (POTEN)
Contact: Lunliang Zhang
VBS Armasuisse Immobilien (VBS)
Contact: Rolf Keiser
ENI S.p.A. (ENI)
Contact: Ilaria Pietrini
Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMCAS)
Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences (RCEES)
Contact: Ai-Jie Wang
Nanjing University (NJU)
Contact: Rong Ji
University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)
Contact: Yang Mu
Nanjing Agricultural University (NJAU)
Contact: Jiandong Jiang
Stakeholders Advisory Board
Stakeholder Advisory Board (SAB) – This body consists of stakeholders who will engage with the project on ad hoc basis according to the specific needs of the ELECTRA consortium. The mission of the advisory board is primarily to advise the consortium in terms of scientific quality, technical implementation, result valorization (incl. commercial one), trends in environmental regulation, and public acceptance. The SAB will also play a key role in multiplying dissemination and communication measures. The SAB of ELECTRA is structured in different groups of stakeholders covering the entire value chain of environmental bioremediation:
SAB members for scientific and technological expertise:
- S. Di Gregorio (University of Pisa, IT). She is the experienced coordinator of projects on bioremediation of sediments at pilot/large scale and will help ELECTRA in accessing contaminated sediments.
- H. Drake (University of Bayreuth) has long-term collaboration with the SJ Liu, the coordinator of the NSFC proposal. He will advise us as a worldwide expert of anaerobic processes and support the dissemination of ELECTRA’s results as editor in Chief of AEM.
- T. Reichenhauer (Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH) is an expert in development and investigation of in-situ remediation technologies, fate and behaviour of contaminants in the environment and has excellent knowledge of regulative issues and technical constraints.
- J. Lin is the director of the Beijing Municipal Research Institute of Environmental Protection and of the National Engineering Research Center for Urban Environmental Pollution Control. He is also the Director of China Association for Environmental Sciences and vice chair of the soil remediation committee of China Soil Association. J. Lin is one of the most relevant expert of soil remediation in China to monitor related activities of ELECTRA.
SAB members for decision-making and regulative institutions:
- C. Wermeille is head of Section Contaminated Site at Federal Office of the Environment Switzerland, (Bern, CH).
- H. de Baets from OVAM (Mechelen, BE), is the general administrator of the Flemish governmental organization responsible for waste and soil treatment in Flanders. These policy makers will assist us in terms of existing regulations.
SAB members for transfer of technology and commercialization:
- G. Caspary, CEO of GreenBridge (Washington DC, USA) has a strong expertise on clean technology transfer with prestigious activity record at MIT and the World Bank.
- L. Zhao is the Chairman of China Environment Chamber of Commerce. With the participation of China Environmental Chamber of Commerce, we expect that the technologies of ELECTRA can penetrate the Chinese market and that our technologies will be applied by many environmental companies.
SAB members for dissemination and communication to industrial and scientific audience:
- J. Dupont-Inglis, the CEO of Europabio (BE), which influences over 1,800 bio-based industrial actors. She will support us in disseminating our activities and establishing contact to relevant companies.
- G. Lyberatos the editor of Journal of Hazardous Materials will give support for publication of one ELECTRA special issue in this journal.
- E. Olguin (INECOL, MX), the President of the International Society of Environmental Biotechnology (ISEB) will help in the dissemination of ELECTRA’s activities and results to further environmental biotechnologists in Africa, South America, North America and Europe.
- Y.M. Koo (Inha University, KR) is the General Secretary of the Asian Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB) and co- chair of Asian Congress on Biotechnology series (ACB). He will support us in dissemination and communication activities across whole Asia.
- F. Nicotra (University of Milano-Bicocca, IT) is the vice president of IUPAC Division III and co-chair of International Biotechnology Symposium (IBS).
- S.P. Li is the former president of the Environmental Microbiology Committee of CMS. He will be a valuable dissemination relay towards members of the Chinese Microbiology Society.
In addition, ELECTRA will profit from the support of Swissnex, which is a main actor of technology transfer from Switzerland to China and benefits from a huge stakeholder portfolio in China. In addition to the participation of ENI and ARMS as project partners and final customers (polluted site owner), ELECTRA will profit from the participation T. Keijzer who is a senior Expert Soil & Buildings and in charge with Environmental Affairs and bioremediation of numerous polluted sites at Philips Lighting B.V.