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The research project MICOTECHNOSOLS II, in which EDAFOTEC is a partner, was approved by the Galician regional government as part of the CONECTAPEME programme.  This project develops mycorrhizal Technosol applications to offer solutions for quarry and slate factory closures....

EDAFOTEC Suelos a La Carta has developed the application of artificial soils over gunited slopes, for use in public works. They are applied using hydroseeders or gunite machines that allow flows of varying thicknesses, from a few millimetres to several centimetres, depending on the vegetation cover to be developed. To achieve a correct covering, quantities of 0.4 kilos per square metre and upwards must be applied. As the photographs demonstrate, the specifically designed artificial soils can adhere to near-vertical walls, which due to admixture have no fissures or roughness that facilitate soil adhesion. These artificial soils, in addition, can be pre-germinated with bryophytes or larger plants, which can radically transform the gunited slope in only a few months. Before application                             With artificial soils applied...

EDAFOTEC’s Peruvian branch participated in the mine closure workshops, organised by the Buenaventura group in Cajamarca. On the first day, project director Diego Arán spoke about the pilot experiment being conducted in the La Zanja mine. More than thirty technicians from various companies took part in a guided tour of this mine on the second day of the workshop, giving them first hand access to our mine closure solutions. ...

MYCOTECNOSOL: FORMULATION AND DEVELOPMENT DESIGN OF TECHNOSOLS FOR THE BIO-REMEDIATION OF SOILS CONTAMINATED BY HYDROCARBONS AND HEAVY METALS THROUGH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF DIFFERENT SPECIES OF FUNGI   The activities of storage, transfer or distribution of hydrocarbons usually generate discharges into the environment. The problem is not limited to large pipelines and storage areas, but also to the further distribution of refined products. Often, oil pollution is accompanied by other pollutants such as heavy metals, as used in roads, mining projects, industrial facilities, etc. The proximity of these areas to population centres and the high toxicity and persistence of these pollutants requires the development of strategies to remediate soil contaminated by these compounds. The MYCOTECNOSOL project proposes the use of living organisms to degrade these compounds naturally through bio-remediation. The goal of the MYCOTECNOSOL project is to create new Technosols that are able to enzymatically degrade and retain hydrocarbons by...

EDAFOTEC SL is cofounder of the EIP  C&D-WRAM   working on a new model of C&DW (Construction and Demolition Waste) management for a circular supply chain, integrating innovative solutions for a better recovery of Raw Materials The main objectives are: C&DW minimization in the EU: to achieve an effective culture of dismantling, to improve construction and management practices and to promote more efficient solutions for reusing C&DW Developing improved recovering and recycling solutions towards near-zero waste Design,development and production of novel construction products and materials (with higher levels of Secondary raw materials from C&DW and improved mechanical properties) from a life cycle perspective. Pilot scale demonstration of solutions and products to validate innovative C&DWrecovery solutions. Technical, environmental and economic feasibility. Developing Circular economy strategies for C&DW recycled materials Dissemination of expertise/experiences/knowledge and best practices derived from the commitment ...

The Portuguese group SOGRAPE, the world´s tenth wine producer, with presence in Spain, Chile and Argentina, has contracted us to develop a treatment wetland in one of its wineries in the Alto Douro region, Quinta do Sairrão.   As one can observe from the operations already in place, the utmost respect has been shown for existing terrace system, aiming for an end result that has minimal impact on the landscape. The wetland will treat the waste waters derived from a winery that produces 1.2 million litres of wine a year.   The SOGRAPE Group intends to use this purification system, based on treatment wetland technology, in the rest of its wineries in the future....

EDAFOTEC began collaborative work with the Buenaventura group in November 2015, in the closure activities of the La Zanja mine, located in the Cajamarca district (Peru). To that effect, EDAFOTEC has been admitted as a provider of the Buenaventura group, the largest state-owned mining group. The Buenaventura group is fundamentally focussed on gold mining. Among other mines, it has a significant participation in the Yanacocha mine, the largest private gold mine in Peru. ...

EDAFOTEC Suelos a La Carta, has been invited by the European Commission to accompany its Director General of the Environment in the Circular Economy to Chile which will take place in April 2016, due to the celebration of the EXPOMIN Fair, one of the most important mining fairs in the world. We are very pleased that the European Commission recognises the contribution of our technology to the Circular Economy. We´ll be there....

Pazo de Señorans is a pioneering winery in many things under the Rias Baixas Denomination: its wine selection from adding or recovering eucalyptus soil for the vineyard with, for example, the help of turnip tops. Moreover it has always taken care to maintain a well-looked-after environment with a spectacular garden with a large variety of tree and shrub species. The innovative element is the residue water purification system that it has had since last year. It is a wetland with artificial soils, designed from residues, which allows the use of a system based on biological principles, obtaining a channel suitable for discharge into rivers or that can be used for irrigating the vineyards. The wetland is a system that has been implemented for the last few years in Pazo de Señorans, where the discharge is high in organic matter. At Pazo de Señorans its behaviour...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]The city of Vitoria-Gasteiz decided many years ago to become the benchmark for open and sustainable cities, and that is how it has been with different municipal governments to date, considered by the Spanish as one of the most attractive cities to live in. In recognition of these efforts it was elected European Green Capital in 2010 by the European Union. Among the numerous actions undertaken is the development of the green belt, over 120km of cycle paths, plans for the reduction of noise and light pollution, and many others that can be seen in Vitoria-Gasteiz Green Capital. As a further activity, the town hall, through the service of public space and natural environment, is developing an intervention with a view to incorporating artificial soils on vacant plots in the city in the future. The project, which started a few months...