Directa Plus has announced that its subsidiary, Setcar, has been awarded a â¬1.15 million grant under the EU's Regional Operational Program that supports small and medium-sized enterprises.
The grant will fund the purchase of additional equipment to be used in decontaminating oil and other substance tanks and to provide services for the clean-up of soils contaminated with petroleum products/pollutants.
The expanded services to be provided by Setcar will leverage the use of the unique Grafysorber® technology, developed and patented by Directa Plus, which is a graphene-based solution for treating water sludges and emulsions containing hydrocarbons.
Grafysorber® is sustainably produced, non-flammable and reusable, with the adsorbed hydrocarbons recoverable, said Directa Plus. It is at least five times more effective than current technologies - adsorbing more than 100 times its own weight of oil-based pollutants.