The GREENLIFE4SEAS project (GREEN ENgineering solutions: a new LIFE for SEdiments And Shells) has been admitted for European funding under the LIFE programme https://cinea.ec.europa.eu/programmes/life_en, the European Union's most important instrument for financing projects concerning actions on the ENVIRONMENT and CLIMATE.
The project was proposed by a triple helix consortium of 9 European partners, thus involving research bodies (Politecnico of Bari, CNR-IRSA of Taranto, CNR-IRET of Pisa, ISPRA), port authorities (AdSPMAM and AdSPMLOr in Italy, Piraeus in Greece), and companies (SIMEM, Vitone Eco, Noesis). The project will last five years and will involve Italy and Greece for a total of approximately EUR 4 million. The extended partnership includes more than 20 partners, including the Ministry of Ecological Transition, the Municipality of Bari, several cooperatives of miticulturists, Remtech expo and several companies such as Mapei, Prefabbricati Pugliesi and Vibrotek.
The overall objective of GREENLIFE4SEAS is to support the launch of new European benchmarks for the virtuous management of two categories of waste of marine origin that are difficult to dispose of: dredged sediments and mussel shells.