Forging sustainability

LIFE NoWaste - Management Of Biomass Ash And Organic Waste In The Recovery Of Degraded Soils: A Pilot Project Set In Portugal
Coordinator - Sónia Morais Rodrigues
Programme - LIFE Programme (LIFE14 ENV/PT/000369)
Execution dates - 2016-01-01 - 2020-09-30 (57 Months)
Funding Entity - EC - European Commission
Funding for CESAM - 653813 €
Total Funding - 1384481 €
Proponent Institution - Universidade de Aveiro
Participating Institutions
EDM – Empresa de Desenvolvimento Mineiro
RAIZ - Instituto de Investigação da Floresta e do Papel
Instituto Politécnico de Beja
BLC3 - Campus de Tecnologia e Inovação

The main aim is to evaluate, demonstrate and disseminate the sustainable use of ash (from forest biomass residues combustion) combined with organic waste materials to regenerate degraded soils from mining areas in compliance with the EU “Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection”.  The project will reduce the impact of wastes from the pulp and paper industry on the environment while making better use of valuable resources according to the End-of-Waste criteria and contribute to mitigate greenhouse gases emission.

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