These 9 projects have been shortlisted for the “Citizen’s Award” by a panel of National Contact Points. Now it is your turn to vote!
Select below your favorite candidate for the “LIFE Citizen’s Prize” from one of the three categories and cast your vote from 8 April to 16 May.
The winning project will be rewarded during the LIFE Awards ceremony on 16 May 2019, as part of
the EU Green Week 2019, Europe’s biggest environmental event.
Project: LIFE+ DIGITALIFE
Description: LIFE DIGITALIFE set out to produce photocatalytic surfaces for the ceramic tile industry using digital printing technology. The new process promised to drastically cut the amount of titanium dioxide used and disposed of as waste as drastically cut the amount of titanium dioxide used and disposed of as waste as well as significantly reducing energy and water use. The technology was to be based on suitably designed print-heads, using an ink based on solvents, TiO2, and additives (e.g. silicon-based powdersto facilitate surface vitrification), able to coat a wide range of tile surfaces (up to 1.5 by 3 m). The use of a water-based ink instead of a solvent-based one was expected to further reduce the environmental impact of the process. The beneficiary planned to validate its results and widely disseminate them in order to raise awareness of sustainable manufacturing, and of the positive environmental impact of eco-active tiles.