CD Clean, manufacturing disinfection against COVID19

On October 23rd, the CD-Clean Urban Mobility COVID-19  project will be presented as well as the challenges of sustainable urban mobility and public spaces in the post COVID-19 era through its online webinar “CD-Clean Urban Mobility long-lasting disinfection”.

It is a partner event of the EU Green Week from the European Commission whose main topic of the year is the contribution that biodiversity can make to society and the economy, and the role it can play in supporting and stimulating recovery in the world after the pandemic, creating jobs and sustainable development. 

International speakers, members of EIT Urban Mobility and CD-Clean Urban Mobility COVID-19 members will provide insights about innovation and urban mobility challenges.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

CDClean will manufacture and apply a permanent disinfectant for public open spaces that will eliminate SARS-CoV-2.

The European project CD-Clean Urban Mobility COVID-19 consists of a public and private partnership with open innovation. It is one of the 10 projects approved by the EIT URBAN MOBILITY in the extraordinary call for proposals of 5 million euros against the COVID-19 pandemic for an innovative, environmental, scalable and inspiring solution for mobility infrastructures such as bus, metro, airport and train stations. Led by the global corporate Ferrovial, through its subsidiary Ditecpesa, it involves companies and organizations from Spain, Belgium and Poland such as Ferrovial, Barcelona City Council, the Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB), Transports Metropolitans of Barcelona (TMB) and the Finnova foundation from Brussels.   

The CD-Clean Urban Mobility COVID-19 project’s main goal is to demonstrate the application of an aqueous solution with maximised antiseptic effect for the disinfection and protection of public spaces such as public transport, against the spread of the virus. Its solution will facilitate people’s daily life activities and our environment, by minimizing the chemical impact on human’s health and on wastewater. The solution and its innovative application by vaporization and misting are the technical basis on a process of open innovation designed and promoted by the Ferrovial subsidiary Ditecpesa combining at the technological level the capabilities of startups Nanoinnova Technologies and Bioassays in the chemical and microbiological fields, respectively.   

On September 3rd, the headquarters of the Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) hosted the kick-off meeting of the CD-Clean Urban Mobility COVID-19 project. The purpose was to define the methodology and elements of public transport to be analysed in the laboratory and thus check the efficiency of the disinfectant solution. The selected users in the pilot test were the Barcelona Metropolitan Area and the Transports Metropolitans of Barcelona, whose function was to validate and apply the solution.

They also participated in the definition of the elements to carry out the verification tests and in the work of extracting the elements to be taken to the laboratories, where the effectiveness of this solution would be checked as the test runs over the periods of 7, 14, 21 and 28 days.  After much research and working hours, the first real application of permanent disinfection against COVID19 was carried out the 30th of September and 1st of October in underground coaches, buses and a public transport station in Barcelona. Currently, these elements where the solution was applied are tested and studied.   

The partnership of the CD-Clean Urban Mobility COVID-19 project started last July and will be implemented in airports, bus, metro and train stations from January 2021. Its commitment is to both the health crisis, and urban mobility, as well as the climate emergency. Furthermore, the CD-Clean Urban Mobility COVID19 project is committed to the Agenda 2030 for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: 3 (Good Health); 6 (Clean Water); 7 (Clean Energy); 8 (Economic Growth); 9 (Industry and Infrastructure); 13 (Climate action) and 17 (Partnership).