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Sustainable Soil Upgrading by Developing Cost-effective, Biogeochemical Remediation Approaches

Objective

UPSOIL aims to achieve a breakthrough in in-situ remediation through an innovative technological perspective taking into account the physical properties and the biogeochemical reactivity of the soil as well as the contaminants. To this end UPSOIL will develop robust technologies for fast, cost-effective, integrated source zone and plume treatment. These are designed to result both in timely reached restored soil functions and associated risk levels, and a maximal use of the natural soil rehabilitation potential at a longer term. UPSOIL thus supports soil function preservation and faster restoration and sustainable redevelopment of European regions and cities that carry the burden of historical soil contamination. Accompanying goals are to broaden the market of soil remediation for SMEs and to build confidence with regulators in adopting sustainable in-situ remediation as the preferable approach for soil restoration. UPSOIL will focus on soils with organic contaminants while addressing effects on metal mobilization, aiding in the remediation of the most pressing soil pollution cases in Europe. Within the UPSOIL perspective, smart coupling of technologies is one approach to optimise remediation with respect to cost, time and soil sustainability. In addition, highly innovative techniques (to be patented) will be developed. These include the automatic targeting of the injection of the remedial agent, and the use of specifically developed selective remedial agents that preferably react with the contaminant and not with the soil matrix. UPSOIL joins strong partners from different EU regions that form a balanced mix of scientific knowledge groups, applied science experience, and practical input through SMEs and contractors that also secure testing of the technologies develop in real field site situations and a further market application of the developed knowledge.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 500 444,50
Administrative Contact
Nerea Otaegi (Ms.)

Participants (14)

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 484 295
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Karolien Vanbroekhoven (Dr.)
STICHTING DELTARES
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 575 850
Address
Boussinesqweg 1
2629 HV Delft
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paul Vieyra (Mr.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 367 728,75
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
T.G.L.E. Bessems (Mr.)
INSTYTUT EKOLOGII TERENOW UPRZEMYSLOWIONYCH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 231 300
Address
Ulica Kossutha 6
40 844 Katowice
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Solorz (Ms.)
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE DEZVOLTARE PENTRU ECOLOGIE INDUSTRIALA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 134 694
Address
Drumul Podu Dambovitei 71-73
060652 Bucuresti
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Maria Teodorescu (Ms.)
STATENS GEOTEKNISKA INSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 198 300
Address
Olaus Magnus Vag 35
58193 Linkoping
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mikael Stark (Mr.)
ENACON SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 49 276
Address
Na Holem Vrchu 708/3
143 00 Praha 4
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Petr Kozubek (Mr.)
Ecorem Baltija UAB
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 114 593
Address
Donelaicio 55-2
3000 Kaunas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefan Helsen (Dr.)
DEKONTA, a.s.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 81 840
Address
Dretovice 109
27342 Stehelceves
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Petra Najmanova (Ms.)
Przedsiebiorstwo Oczyszczania Wod i Ziemi POWIZ Sp. z o. o.
Poland
EU contribution
€ 82 950
Address
Fabryczna 10-13
53-609 Wroclaw
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Marek (Mr.)
Ejlskov Consult A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 154 080
Address
Voldbjergvej 14
8240 Risskov
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ole P. Stubdrup (Mr.)
REHABILITACION DE SUELOS, S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 77 040
Address
Torpedero Tucuman 26, Bajo A
28016 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Germán Exposito (Mr.)
BIUTEC - Biotechnologie und Umwelttechnologie Forschungs- und EntwicklungsgmbH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 153 780
Address
Seeböckgasse 32B
1160 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gabriele Effenberger (Ms.)
GEOTECNIA Y CIMIENTOS S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 188 698
Address
Calle Los Llanos De Jerez 10-12
28820 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pedro Avellanosa (Mr.)