New publication in Bioelectrochemistry

Microbial Electrochemical Systems can be setup in soil either for the harvesting of energy from microbial metabolism (sediment microbial fuel cell, SMFC) or for the bioremediation of polluted environments (Microbial Electroremediating Cell, MERC). However, the previously thought need for this technology to be located in flooded environments, to assure the ionic contact between anode and cathode, has limited its implementation in standard soils.

Ainara Domínguez-Garay, Abraham Esteve-Núñez,
Designing strategies for operating Microbial Electrochemical Systems to clean up polluted soils under non-flooded conditions, Bioelectrochemistry, 2018, ISSN 1567-5394,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bioelechem.2018.03.006.


Keywords: Microbial Electroremediating Cell; Atrazine; Bioremediation; Sediment MFC; Ecotoxicology; Non-flooded soil

4KET4Reuse at S2Small IWA conference

The project attended the International IWA Conference on Sustainable Solutions for Small Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems, held in Nantes, France, from 22 Oct to 26 Oct 2017.  S2SMALL 2017 is a remarkable Conference which will cover the topics of Sustainable Development, Environment, Water, Wastewater, Water Resources and Wastewater Treatment and more. International Water Association’s Conference takes place annually.

Carlos Aragón from CENTA presented the project in his talk 4KET4Reuse: seeking sustainable solutions for removing emerging contaminants in wastewater.

4KET4Reuse project is ongoing

The 4KET4Reuse project –kets for the removal of emerging contaminants in the recovered  water, in which Nanoelectra is a technological partner, was signed  by all the partners last 27 September. Coordinated by Fundación Centa the project aims to validate four enabling technologies for removing emerging contaminants in regenerated waters and market promotion in the SUDOE. 

KET4Reuse project is funded by the European Union under the framework of Interreg SUDOE Programme and will last for three years.

The 4KET4Reuse project has the main objective of the promotion program of applied research and dissemination related to key enabling technologies, and the programme’s priority will be to promote innovation capabilities for smart and sustainable growth. The thematic objective is to strengthen research, technological development and innovation. 

The main objectives of 4KET4Reuse project are the validation of four enabling technologies (Key Enabling Technologies, Kets) for the elimination of emerging contaminants (ECs) in treatment plant effluent and their promotion in the SUDOE space market, breaking the barriers between academic research and the water sector, and promoting job creation.

The consortium is coordinated by CENTA (Spain) and consists of beneficiaries from Spain (CISC-IRNAS and Nanoelectra S.L.), France (IRD) and Portugal (FCTUNL and Madan Parque). It also has the collaboration of the following partners from Spain (ASA-Andalucía), France (Bio-UV, Transferts LR) and Portugal (Água de Lisboa and Vale do Tejo).

Nanoelectra at EU-ISMET 2016

Nanoelectra sponsored the 3rd European Meeting of the International Society for Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology, in Rome (Italy) on 26-28 September 2016. This event gathered the scientific community to present and discuss the latest advances in research and industrial application of microbial electrochemical technologies.

Nanoelectra to sponsor EU-ISMET 2016

Nanoelectra is sponsoring EU-ISMET 2016, the 3rd European Meeting of the International Society for Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology, which will take place in Rome (Italy) on 26-28 September 2016. This 3-day meeting will bring together the scientific community to present and discuss the latest advances in research and industrial application of microbial electrochemical technologies. 

EU-ISMET 2016 will discuss key topics such as electrosynthesis of valuable products, electron transfer mechanisms, electrobioremediation, as well as aspects of process development, microbiology, material science and many more. 

EXPO Milano 2015

As part of the project Bio-Electric Light we was presented at EXPO Milano 2015 during the workshop organised by Università Degli Studi di Milano and RSE (Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico).. The workshop was aimed to a general audience to introduce bioelectrochemical systems (BES). Prof Abraham Esteve Núñez talked about he mechanisms of energy production from bacteria.

Nanoelectra collaborates with a research project for high school students

Nanoelectra will provide their control equipment for the development of a research project aimed at high school students The PICSI-3D project from  Bioelectrogenesis group of the University of Alcalá is funded by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness through the FECYT. It aims to bring the laboratory to secondary schools, beyond the classical approach through conferences, lectures or science fairs, and convert students in main participants in research through the design, development and dissemination of their experiments based on MET.

Throughout these months, students will learn to use the potentiostats to control and measure their systems.

Nanoelectra participates in CDTI technology mission to India

Nanoelectra will travel to India as part of the technological mission of CDTI and PLANET. The Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI, Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness), the Platform for Environmental Technologies (PLANET) and the Spanish Technology Platform for the adoption and diffusion of Electronic Technology, Information and Communication Technologies (PLANETIC) jointly organized Spain’s participation as guest country at Alliance Global Innovation and Technology Platform 2014, to be held from 20-22 November 2014 in Delhi (Greater Noida), India. An institutional delegation led by CDTI-MINECO participate in the event.

This event is part of the Expo Knowledge, the International Forum for Technology, Innovation, Education, Entrepreneurship, Design and Industrial Property promoted by the Indian government. Spain is participating for the second time with delegations from Canada, Finland, Israel, Japan, Slovenia, Sweden and Taiwan.

Award for Best Communication on MET applied to Environment

Communication entitled An innovative bioelectrochemical approach to accelerate hydrocarbonsbiodegradation in anoxic contaminated marine sediments: the ‘Oil-Spill Snorkel’  won the the Award for Best Communication Nanoelectra on MET Applied to the Environment, granted in the EU-Ismet 2014 congress, held at the University of Alcalá.

In the image, author Carolina Cruz Viggi with Pablo J. Pomposiello, director of Business Development at Nanoelectra.

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