Update: a summary record is available.
Buildings in Spain and Estonia have been fitted with novel construction and insulation materials made from natural fibres and forest waste as part of an EU-funded project demonstrating innovative applications of biocomposites. These materials not only comply with building codes and boost sustainability but also reduce the risk of residents becoming sick.
Algal bloom may sound pleasant but in fact it kills aquatic life by consuming all the oxygen from the water, suffocating wildlife and seriously damaging our environment. Most of it is due to excess nutrients applied to the soil, including nitrates. SME Instrument-funded Hydrokemos has built a plant to purify nitrate-polluted water with clean-tech equipment in Borrassà, Spain. Once fully operational, the plant will produce drinkable water to the city of Borrassà, the first town to use this new technology. In 2017 Hydrokemos also received an extra investment of € 500.000 from Victòria Venture Capital to help their project skyrocket.
Several decisions of the EEA Joint Committee amending Annexes to the EEA Agreement, concerning energy, climate & environment and transport policy.
Update: the main results are now available. The draft agenda and the A items are now available. A items cover energy & climate, environment, digital and trade policy.