Sustainable Environment

Sustainable Environment

INL Cluster

The scarcity of clean water and raw materials are key drivers for nano-enabled solutions developed at INL. Digital platforms AI-enabled using nanotechnology are developed at INL to eliminate environmental risks such as water pollution, air contamination, and endangerment of biodiversity by invasive species.

Less than 1% of the water on Earth is non-saline and available for human consumption. The United Nations report that about 6 billion people will suffer from water scarcity by 2050. On the other hand, human activities are increasing pollution of our air and waters, accounting for the most important causes of worldwide mortalities during the year.

These challenges motivate INL every day to develop programs towards meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 6: ‘Clean Water and Sanitation’, 13: ‘Climate Action’ and 14: ‘Life Below Water’.

We are working on the implementation of a circular economy and an improved land use, both facilitated by digitalisation, and the reduced impact in climate change. An overall driver for INL is ensuring human safety by reducing the risks associated with environmental contamination, including the potential risks generated with the developed nanosolutions.

Risk-free Environment

INL strives in developing and deploying integrated and digital-based solutions for a comprehensive monitoring and selective elimination of air and water pollutants.

Circular Economy

Nano-enabled solutions to increase the recycling of raw materials and the reuse of wastewater in irrigation, industry and households.

Coordinators

Funding & Business

Projects

LEARN

DEVELOPMENT OF NOVEL ASSESSMENTS FOR INDOOR AIR QUALITY MONITORING AND IMPACT ON CHILDREN'S HEALTH

REMAP

REusable MAsk Patterning

D4RUNOFF

Data driven implementation of adaptive hybrid solutions for preventing and managing diffuse pollution from urban water runoff

ATE

ATE - Aliança para a Transição Energética

NGS

New Generation Storage

FRONTSH1P

A FRONTrunner approacTransition to a circular & resilient future: deployment of systemic solutions with the support of local clusters and the development of regional community-based innovation schemes

2DM4EH

Energy harvesters based on engineered 2D materials

IRISS

The international ecosystem for accelerating the transition to Safe-and-Sustainable-by-design materials, products and processes

LABPLAS

Land-Based Solutions for Plastics in the Sea

SiNfONiA

Safety in NanOmaterials & NAnotechnology

MAREWIND

MAterials solutions for cost Reduction and Extended service life on WIND off-shore facilities

SbD4Nano

Computing infrastructure for the definition, performance testing and implementation of safe-by-design approaches in nanotechnology supply chains

DIGIRAS

Optimizing land-based fish production in next generation digital recirculating aquaculture systems

SbDToolBox

SbDtoolBox - Nanotechnology-based tools and tests for Safer-by- Design nanomaterials

HIBA

HIBA- HUB IBERIA AGROTECH: Multi-regional ecosystem for Agrifood digitization through Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH)

Biopaint

Tinta de base natural, energeticamente eficiente e com propriedades funcionais distintivas direcionada ao setor automóvel

R&W Clean

New solutions for sensing environmental and biological parameters to aid in the demedicalization of the agricultural and livestock sector

NGQC IoRT

NGQC IoRT - Next-Gen Quality Control IoRT System

NanoCatRed

NanoCatRed - Novel metallic NANOparticles on NANOstructured supports for oxyanion CATalytic REDuction in water

Baterias 2030

Baterias 2030 – Batteries as a central element for urban sustainability | As baterias como elemento central para a sustentabilidade urbana

NANOCULTURE

Risk assessment and mitigation of the presence of engineered NANOmaterials in Atlantic aquaCULTURE

CECs(Bio)Sensing

(Bio)sensors for assessment of contaminants of emerging concern in fishery commodities

ACUINANO

Impacto de nanopartículas metálicas en ecosistemas acuáticos y en productos de acuicultura: Desarrollo de métodos para su detección

CO2COFs

New Heterogeneous Catalyst Materials for Hydrogenation of CO2 to Formic Acid: Metallophthalocyanine-Based 2D- and 3D Covalent Organic Frameworks

CritMag

REEs-free high-performance permanent magnets based on exchange-spring and high anisotropy phases

BIOMPHO2

Towards biomimetic photosynthetic photonics

KETmaritime

Transfer of Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) to the Maritime Industries

pBio4.0

pBio4.0 - Prevenir o Biofouling em Sistemas de membranas

NanoLACCA

NanoLACCA - Development of nano-polimeric opaque and translucent top coats to increase material protection and paint performance

PREMICER

Premium Porcelain Hotelware Products

NBFS

Nanotechnology based functional solutions

NanoDesk

Herramientas web avanzadas para la promoción de la aplicación de la nanotecnología y el uso seguro de nanomateriales en el sector del plástico