3 June 2019
Krinova, together with partners such as the Port of Åhus, has been granted SEK 18 million in a 3-year project that will contribute to a cleaner Baltic Sea. Through the WISA testbed (Water Innovation System Amplifier), the aim is to develop and test new technology to reduce pollution by stormwater from ports and other large hard surfaces.
This is one of the first development projects to use the water testbed WISA, where the concept is to use existing infrastructure of e.g. the Port of Åhus as a “real life” test environment. The ports in Klaipeida, Lithuania as well as Gdynia and Gdansk, Poland are also taking part in the project together with the respective port’s local university.
The handling of bulk products is a challenge for ports. Active environmental work is in progress, and there is an increasing demand to reduce the amount of particles from the bulk products that ends up in the stormwater.
“In the innovation work in the project, collaboration with various companies and researchers is key to solving the stormwater challenges. In the project, Krinova has a coordinating role linked to, among other things, the testbed activities,” says Charlotte Lorentz Hjorth, Managing Director of Krinova Incubator & Science Park.
The Port of Åhus is one of southern Sweden’s most significant bulk ports, with animal feed and fertiliser accounting for the majority of the products. The port is active in environmental work and is at the forefront when it comes to handling bulk products.
“To us, the collaboration between the ports and with other players in the business sector is very valuable to our development. Our aim is to be at the forefront by testing new technology,” says Fredrik Åsare, CEO of the Port of Åhus.
The project is funded by Interreg South Baltic, and partners in the project are the Port of Åhus, the EU Office Skåne Nordost, Klaipeda University and Gdansk University of Technology.
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