A Game Changing Soil Investigation Technology Receives EU Grant for Demonstration

A Game Changing Soil Investigation Technology Receives EU Grant for Demonstration

28-05-12

Innovayt helped the DGE Group A/S to secure a grant within EU’s 7th Framework Programme, under the sub-programme Research for the benefit of SMEs Demonstration. The project is an extension of the previously successful Research for the benefit of SME project MICCS, co-funded by the Commission through the 2007 Research for SME Call.

The MICCS-DEMO project aims at demonstrating a new soil investigation and characterisation technique for contaminated sites, which is significantly faster, less costly and provide more reliable data foundation for decisions on remediation – a game changing technology and a breakthrough in the development and use of soil investigation techniques.

Together, the consortium represents globally strong SME players within the soil investigation and remediation industry, each participated in the initial MICCS project. The collaborating partners are, DGE Group A/S, Biorem ApS, Groundtracer BV, SonicSampDrill BV, UST Umweltsensortechnik GmBH and the Danish Technological Institute.

The final MICCS product consist of a novel drilling probe technology with dedicated selective and very sensitive volatile organic components sensors, combining this with improved ground penetrating radar methods. Throughout the project duration of 2 years the MICCS system will be demonstrated at 8-12 polluted sites in Europe.

For further information about the MICCS-DEMO project contact Thomas Knudsen.