2. Jan 2023

1.7 million DKK for tracking and digital analysis of micro- and nanoplastics in seawater

Before Christmas, Interreg Deutschland-Danmark has granted approx. 1.7 million euros to a new project called PLASTTRACK, where SDU, NEWTEC Engineering and CLEAN have joined forces to find solutions to identify nano- and microplastics in seawater.

Tuesday, December 20, 2023, Interreg delivered an early Christmas present before the holidays, in the form of a new approved project that focuses on automatic tracking and digital analysis of plastics from the ocean. Plastic waste in the ocean comes from many different places, with around 80% coming from land for various reasons.

The PLASTTRACK project aims to develop solutions that can ultimately help researchers and industry find out where the plastic comes from and minimize plastic in the ocean.

“Interreg Deutschland-Danmark has been an extremely valuable initiator of collaborations between institutions in Northern Germany and Southern Denmark, so that we can solve not only regional but also global challenges.” says Horst-Günter Rubahn, Head of Campus at SDU Sønderborg.

Among the partners are the Mads Clausen Institute as lead partner, the University of Southern Denmark, NEWTEC Engineering A/S and CLEAN. The project starts in 2023 and runs for 3 years under Interreg’s priority “an innovative region”.

Info about Interreg Deutschland-Danmark

Interreg Deutschland-Danmark promotes growth and cooperation across the border through various cooperation projects. For more than 30 years, this initiative has supported cooperation between actors and countries across Europe to address challenges and issues that affect everyday life, such as labor market, education, health and environmental protection.


Interreg Deutschland-Danmark is funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Read more about Interreg Deutschland-Danmark here: https://www.interreg-de-dk.eu/dk/

Vil du vide mere?


Alle nyheder

7. Jun 2024

Tighter legislation against PFAS opens up new innovation opportunities


17. Apr 2024

Clean is once again host for Tech Tour with over 45 investors


20. Mar 2024

EWA Sensors: A simple sensor with complex data


13. Feb 2024

The future of carbon capture – Preventing by-products of amine-based CO2 capture


8. Feb 2024

Kleen Hub: A local solution with a global impact on single-use waste

Clean og Danish Export Association indgår afalte om større samarbejde. Fra venstre: Scott Allison (Clean), James Armour (Clean), Ilse Korsvang (DEA) og Klaus Kattenhøj (DEA). (c) Clean

30. Jan 2024

Clean and Danish Export Association unite to boost Danish solution exports


19. Jan 2024

Five SMEs receive funding for international partnerships