Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). Seen as a means to drive economic growth and create jobs, Horizon 2020 is at the heart of the EU’s blueprint for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and jobs.
By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve this with its emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.
Propelair has been successful in applying for access to this grant.
The intention is to take this as an opportunity to grow, develop new products, and create jobs.
This Horizon 2020 initiated project is a key driver of our strategy, and will support us in continuing to strive to benefit our planet by challenging, improving and delivering water-efficient technology.
Propelair will benefit from the grant through working with Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Exeter, to perform further research into the air technology which is unique to the Propelair toilet, and to do research into the affects on a large-scale sewer system.
What’s in the pipeline?
There are several different workstreams within the H2020 project which are helping to establish the Propelair toilet in the market place. These include work around refining the technology, creating new products, and proving the low-water flush technology on a “small town” scale – whilst monitoring the drainage on a wide scale.
Water is a key resource.
This intervention, at an EU level, is intended to help to meet demand from continued urbanisation.
Propelair’s low-flush technology saves typically 75% of the water and 70% of the carbon dioxide associated with each toilet flush, and is already today is saving in excess of 150 million litres of water per annum.
The goal is to save over 10 billion litres of water per annum, within 5 years.