Technological Centre

LIFE Reforest presents the results of the project for the regeneration of burned soils with fungi and technosoils

It has been an applied R+D+i research of almost four years duration.

The event will take place on Wednesday 30 at the Cidade da Cultura and also online.

Registrations in both modalities are open to all interested members of the public.

Monitored pilot zone in Nespereira (Pazos de Borbén (Pontevedra).

Next Wednesday, March 30 (9.00h), in a week’s time, the closing of the European LIFE REFOREST project will take place at the Cidade da Cultura (Santiago de Compostela). During the event, the results of this research, which aims to mitigate erosion and soil loss in affected areas by forest fires through an innovative system based on mycotechnosols, a combination of organic waste stabilized and inoculated with fungi, contained in tubular sleeves of biodegradable material that are installed in the burned areas, will be presented. It has been an applied R+D+i research of almost four years duration, between June 2018 to March of this 2022.

Attendance, online or in person, is open and all those interested can register through the following form: https://lnkd.in/dXrZ7xkh. In the case of approaching to the Cidade da Cultura, registrations are limited to the day before at 17.00h or until full capacity is reached. In the case of online attendees, registrations can be made until the beginning of the meeting.

Consortium

The LIFE REFOREST consortium is made up of CETIM Technological Centre (leader) and the Galician companies Hifas da Terra, TEN Tecnosuelos and Indutec Ingenieros; as well as the Center for Environmental and Marine Research (CESAM) of the University of Aveiro in Portugal, the Galician Forestry Association (AFG) and the Portuguese Forestry Association (Forestis).

It is worth recalling the suitability of this research due to the problem of forest fires in Spain and Portugal. Both stand out as the two most affected countries in Europe, with 80% burned area in general.

LIFE REFOREST (LIFE17 ENV/ES/000248) is financed through the LIFE program, the EU’s financing instrument for environment and climate action.