Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Niinimäki, Jouko
Organisation OY
Project title Towards Efficient and Sustainable Arctic Oil-Spill Response: Green Dispersing and Herding Agents Derived from Northern Bioresources
Decision No. 283187
Decision date 17.06.2014
Funding period 01.09.2014 - 31.08.2018
Funding 293 003
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Project description
The risks for the accidental oil-spills have increased significantly in the Arctic region due to the increase in oil production and transport. Moreover, the cold and windy climate, ice-affected waters and the logistic challenges make the oil-spill response demanding in the Arctic regions. The aim of the present research is to investigate aspects of production and use of new efficient and sustainable chemical oil-spill response techniques for the Arctic conditions. Within the project, green, non-toxic surfactants from renewable biopolymers, cellulose and chitosan, will be fabricate using sustainable chemical modifications. Toxicity and biodegradability of the sustainable surfactant will also be investigated, and their performance will be demonstrations in the Arctic conditions . It is likely that the results of this research project will possess a high practical significance for sustainable use and refining of Arctic natural resources.