Author: Elena Díez

On the occasion of the start of the processing of the Climate Change and Energy Transition Act, in EDAFOTEC we would like to make the following comments. To limit global warming below catastrophic levels, significant reductions in emissions are essential but no sufficient. We must also capture and safely store billions of tons of CO2 in the next decades. To do that we will need carbon sinks. Carbon sinks are fundamentally different from emission reductions. Today's easily available, scalable nature-based technologies include - Carbon forestry - Soil Organic carbon - Biochar Few carbon markets and governments today distinguish carbon sinks from emission reduction projects (e.g. renewable energy). In addition, existing schemes are often vague about the longevity of carbon sequestration. Many of the existing markets are currently over-supplied and require additionality, which is relevant in the world of offsets, but not for negative emission technologies (NET), such as biocoals. EDAFOTEC, has been...

Every year on February 2, World Wetlands Day is celebrated to commemorate the date of the signing of the Ramsar Convention, in the Iranian city of that name on February 2, 1971. Wetlands are the most productive ecosystems in the world and also the most threatened. The use of artificial wetlands for the treatment of contaminated water can emulate the natural processes characteristic of these ecosystems, reducing the impact of human activities on the environment and mitigating the effects of climate change. Artificial Wetlands are systems designed to reproduce the processes of pollutant removal by imitating the processes that take place in natural wetlands. EDAFOTEC designs wetlands with the joint action of artificial soils made with the area's own waste, within the framework of the Circular Economy. Our experience in the design of these systems both in the mining and in the industrial sector has allowed the treatment...

EDAFOTEC SAC, a member of Edafotec in Peru, organized last November 14 in the College of Engineers of Peru (San Isidro, Lima) a technical conference related to the subject of acid water treatment using the DAS system. Special guest of the conference was José Miguel Nieto Liñán, Professor of Mineralogy in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Huelva and member of the scientific committee of EDAFOTEC. Nieto's presentation described the innovative DAS solution, developed and licensed by the University's Department of Earth Sciences. In May 2019, the University assigned the know-how of the patent to the company Edafotec Suelos a la Carta.  The objective of this patent is the elimination of the high metallic loads within the acid waters that constantly flow in the mining operations, always in an economically viable way. For this, it uses a reactive and permeable filler material at the...

Edafotec has participated in the project "Application of new Micotecnosols and mycorrhiza-forming fungi to the bioremediation of soils disturbed and contaminated by slate mining for their rehabilitation as productive ecosystems (MICOTECNOSOLES II)" funded by the Galician Innovation Agency (GAIN) and co-financed by the European Fund for Rural Development within the Conecta Pyme 2016 Program. The project started on February 10, 2016 and finished on November 30, 2018. The main objective of the MICOTECNOSOLES II project has been the design and production of new artificial soils to be applied in the rehabilitation of heaps affected by slate mining in Galicia and the aggregation of different species of Mycorrhizal Fungi (Mycorrhizoremediation) with special attention to the recovery of the productive use of soils. The consortium has been formed by 4 SMEs: Hifas da Terra, Centro de Valorización Ambiental del Norte, Edafotec Suelos a la Carta and Compañía Gallega de Silvicultores....

Edafotec participates this year too in the programme Principia, promoted by the Xunta de Galicia. The main objective of the project is the promotion of R+D+i activities framed in strategic areas for Galicia (RIS3) through staff hiring in order to promote their professional career, as well as stimulating the demand in the public and private sectors for sufficiently qualified staff. Under this programme, personnel have been hired under the auspices of the Resolution of the Galician Innovation Agency of 17 December 2018 (Programa Principia). ...

Antonio Lozano, general manager of GEOENGINEERING SAC, one of Peru’s main Geotechnics and Geophysics consultants and equipment suppliers, has been reconciling this work with being a partner and business development director of EDAFOTEC SAC, since October. EDAFOTEC SAC is now at your service from its offices at Almirante Lord Nelson 161, Miraflores Lima....

Last Monday, 7 May, at EDAFOTEC we signed a long-term collaboration agreement with the Institute of Geology at the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), to carry out research and market projects in Mexico. The projects will be specifically developed with Dr Christina Siebe and Blanca Prado, from the institution’s Department of Soil Science, with extensive experience in the of restoration of degraded areas. EDAFOTEC is proud to work with professors Siebe and Prado, throughout our development in the Mexican market....

BIN @, the international network of academic partners and industry dedicated to supporting the creation of a sustainable forum to share good practices and opportunities in innovation, is organising a seminar on Innovation towards the Circular Economy in Porto from 29 to 31 October 2018. Rubén Leboreiro, director of EDAFOTEC has been invited to co-chair one of the panels, Soil Recovery, together with the lecturer from the Mining School of Porto, Cristina Vila. You can find more information about this session and the rest of the interesting programme at https://web.fe.up.pt/~binporto2018/ ...

The agreement signed last January between the Soil and Water Research, Management, Usage and Recovery Group at the Polytechnic University of Cartagena and EDAFOTEC, will focus on sediments dredged in ports as a material for the recovery of degraded or contaminated soils, through their inclusion in artificial soils....

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