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EDAFOTEC will participate in the EU Green Week (#EUGreenWeek) with an infoday on 18 May 2021 within the international initiative "4p1000 - "Soils for Food Security and Climate" with the event "Nature-based solutions for soils regeneration towards the circular economy". The 2021 edition of the EU Green Week will be held again from 31 May to 4 June 2021, with partner events taking place between 3 May and 13 June. This edition will be dedicated to the "Aiming for zero pollution" key action of the European Green Deal. Therefore, other relevant European Green Deal initiatives, such as climate initiatives and the forthcoming chemicals strategy, as well as initiatives in the fields of energy, industry, mobility, agriculture, fisheries, health and biodiversity will also be discussed. The EU Green Week 2021 will be an opportunity for all stakeholders and interested citizens to agree on how we can work together...

BtoGsoils started in February 2021 and will run until the end of 2022. During the course of the project, EDAFOTEC will carry out a pilot project in a public plot of the City of O Porriño, with the aim of decontaminating the area affected by lindane, using nature-based technologies. Lindane is an organochlorine pesticide widely used in the agri-food and pharmaceutical industry until the 1990s. This pesticide is highly polluting and persistent. Decontamination of areas affected by this pesticide will substantially improve the health and quality of life of people and habitats where it is currently present across Europe.  ...

On 18 March, Edafotec had the honour of participating in the 2021 Green Carbon Webinar Series, a series of seminars organised by Christian Wurzer, PhD student at the UK Biochar Research Centre, as part of the Green Carbon European Training Network. In the talk we gave, entitled "Application of biochar for soil decontamination", we wanted to highlight the fact that traditional technologies, commonly used in the remediation of contaminated soils, are costly and environmentally unfriendly. Biochar is an alternative to traditional technologies and has a high potential in the field of soil decontamination. Both individually and in combination with artificial soils, it is a more sustainable and cost-effective alternative and makes a significant contribution to achieving a circular economy and climate-neutral reality. For more information, you can watch the full talk at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37nWhLA0ACo&t...

EDAFOTEC, on March 29th, has been admitted as a full partner of the Global Soil Partnership (GSP). GSP is a United Nations mechanism, within FAO, created in 2012, with the mission to put soils on the Global Agenda through collective action. Its key objectives are to promote Sustainable Soil Management (SLM) and improve soil governance to ensure healthy and productive soils, supporting the provision of essential ecosystem services for food security and improved nutrition, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and sustainable development. The GSP is an open, interactive, responsive and voluntary partnership that includes FAO member countries and GSP partners: governmental organizations, universities, civil institutions, research centers, soil science societies, UN agencies, NGOs, private companies, farmers' associations, and donors. It is a pleasure for our company, and we look forward to making a positive contribution to its development.  ...

EDAFOTEC is one of 12 companies that have been selected from 153 proposals worldwide to participate in the next phase of selection of open innovation technologies for mine tailings management. EDAFOTEC is satisfied to be considered in a very specific competition, in which participants from all over the world took part....

Edafotec will participate in the virtual event AgriTech 4.0 on January 29 with a presentation on the use of artificial soils to rehabilitate degraded soils. The event is organized by Tech 4.0 and will explore the wide range of opportunities to improve agriculture and how new technologies will influence the agricultural environment during the next 25 years by providing sustainable solutions for food production. More than 300 international agricultural professionals, from both companies and universities, will participate in the event to analyze the strategic context of current and future programs and development in AgriTech.  ...

The director of the Galician Agency for Innovation (Gain), Patricia Argerey, visited Edafotec on 24/11/2020, which is developing with the support of the Xunta an innovation project recognized with the Seal of Excellence of the European Commission. Edafotec was a beneficiary of the two types of grants co-financed by the Feder Galicia 2014-2020 program, which aims to promote the participation of Galician entities in the Horizon 2020 program. Edafotec will carry out the BtoGsoils project, an innovation initiative that offers a cutting-edge technology based on the combination of custom-made artificial soils with local bacteria and biochar to solve soil contamination problems in industrial areas. This solution, which is highly competitive because it is based on nature, is environmentally friendly, durable and involves cost savings, received the seal of excellence of the SME Instrument Phase 2 of H2020. Press release from the Xunta de Galicia...

EDAFOTEC has been invited once again to participate in the MINNOVATION Mining Forum, organised by the Sonora Mining Cluster (Mexico), which will be held between 25 and 27 November. The conference will focus on Mine Closure and Circular Economy. The director of EDAFOTEC will share the conference with Professor Nieto from the University of Huelva and scientific advisor to EDAFOTEC, and Olga Briseño from Black to Green, EDAFOTEC's commercial partner in Mexico.  ...

On August 22nd the companies CIEMAM and EDAFOTEC signed a collaboration agreement with a perspective of collaborating for an indefinite period in activities related to mine closure. CIEMAM is a private company that aims, among other things, to incorporate the communities within the area of influence of the mining sites into the mining activity, with the training of community members in activities related to mining and complementary services, carrying out Closure and Post Closure activities that lead to the recovery of areas worked by mining, as well as training future businessmen, professionals and/or technicians in this specialty. EDAFOTEC SAC, a company founded in Lima in 2016, also of private capital, part of the Spanish parent company EDAFOTEC SL and part of Peruvian partners, is constituted from the extensive experience of its partners in the field of research on contaminated and degraded soils, environmental consulting and geotechnical works....

Edafotec incorporates Alejandro López-Cortijo as an advisor to the Consulting Board, to determine the alignment of EDAFOTEC´s projects with the EU Green Taxonomy thus turning her clients’ investments to green financing”. What is it the UE Green Taxonomy A list of economic activities with performance criteria for their contribution to six environmental objectives, while ensuring they do not harm significantly any other of the environmental objectives. It is not a standard or alabel; It does not replace ESG risk management, it complements it; It does not assesscompanies but theiractivities. The six environmental objectives: Climate change mitigation Climate change adaptation Sustainable use and protection of water and marine resources Transition to circular economy Pollution prevention and control Protection and restoration of biodiversity and ecosystems Most investment funds have established green investment quota. However, it is not easy to find projects of this nature. In other words, the supply of capital...