MAIA Webinar: Healthy Soils: Decontamination of polluted sites from industrial waste

Join us on Friday 13th of October at 11:00-12:00 CEST for the MAIA Webinar with title: Healthy Soils: Decontamination of polluted sites from industrial waste featuring EU projects MIBIREM, ReSoil and POSIDON
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About the Webinar

Join us on Friday 13th of October at 11:00-12:00 CEST for the MAIA Webinar with title: Healthy Soils: Decontamination of polluted sites from industrial waste featuring EU projects MIBIREMReSoil and POSIDON

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Featuring projects

1. MIBIREM Innovative Toolbox for Microbiome-based Soil Remediation

  • Budget: € 6 671 652,00
  • Funding call: Food, Bioeconomy Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment
  • Project duration: 1 October 2022 – 31 March 2027
  • Partners: 10
  • Cordis link

The MIBIREM project will use the potential of microbiomes for soil and groundwater bioremediation of contaminated sites. MIBIREM will create and apply a unique toolbox to identify, analyse, cultivate and upscale microbiomes for bioremediation environmental applications. With its toolbox, the project will provide innovative methods to improve the functions of microbiomes in degrading contaminants in soil and groundwater. By testing the improved microbiomes under real field conditions in selected sites, MIBIREM aims to pave the way for long-term upscaling of microbiome-based bioremediation. 

2. ReSoil Innovative technology for Removal of toxic metals form highly contaminated soil & sediments

  • Budget: € 71 429,00
  • Funding call: INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP – Innovation In SMEs PRIORITY ‘Societal challenges INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP – Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies
  • Project duration: 1 March 2019 – 31 August 2019
  • Project website
  • Cordis link

3. POSIDON Polluted Site Decontamination PCP

  • Budget: € 6 190 075,00
  • Funding call: SOCIETAL CHALLENGES – Climate action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials
  • Project duration: 1 February 2018 – 31 October 2023
  • Project website
  • Cordis link

POSIDON gathers European procurers facing similar problems in the contaminated sites they manage, affected by analogous pollutants, leveraging public demand to identify fit-for-purpose and cost-effective innovative and sustainable solutions to soil contamination.

The common challenge faced by the POSIDON buyers’ group is identifying a soil (and eventually groundwater) remediation new, life-cycle, cost-effective technology, preferred as in-situ (and eventually on-site), to be capable of decontaminate heterogeneous anthropic soils in brownfield, composed by a mixture of industrial waste (like filling soils highly polluted by Petroleum Hydrocarbons) and soils consisting on clays and sands, highly polluted by Petroleum hydrocarbons (TPHs and PAHs), and heavy metals.

Featuring Speakers

1. Thomas Reichenauer Senior Scientist, Austrian Institute of Technology

Born in Vienna, Studied biology at the University of Vienna; since 2000 Lecturer at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences; since 2004 venia docendi at the University of Vienna; since 1998 employed at the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH; Expertise: remediation technologies (bioremediation of halogenated and organic contaminants in soil and groundwater), In Situ Chemical Oxidation/Reduction

2.Grega E. Voglar, PhD ENVIT Ltd. representative & business developer

3. Martina Terconi engineer at Area Science Park

Martina Terconi, Senior technologist, Area Science Park. Technology transfer expert for the exploitation of research results and support to the entrepreneurial system in complex research and innovation projects for enterprises, startups and public administrations.

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