Sustainable management adapted to TECS and deployment of GRO at field scale (WP1)

The main objectives are: (1) to assess the performance of most promising GRO at large field scale using a network of 13 large contaminated sites with various remediation strategies and sustainable land management; (2) at field scale, (a) to design, prepare, and deploy new GRO or (b) to assess new practices delivered by WP4 of conceptual models and following the decision support tools provided by WP5, and (c) to verify and long-term monitor and maintain both ongoing and new field trials; (3) to optimize (a) the biomass production for transformation processes in WP2 and (b) ecological and financial returns; (4) to provide conceptual models, site and efficiency data, and environmental samples from these contaminated sites to improve: GRO technologies, including the biomass processing, methods for risk and efficiency assessment, new abiotic and biotic practices optimizing achievement of remediation objectives and timescale management, DST, modeling (at various levels) and communication.

An additional aim of WP1 is to collect results from field experiments conducted in Greenland but also in other national or international project. During the previous SUMATECS project (download final report here) a database has been created which will be extended during SUMATECS:

http://w3.pierroton.inra.fr:8000/users/welcome

Valorisation of plant biomass produced on TE contaminated sites (WP2)

Gentle remediation options (GRO), i.e. plant based techniques on TE contaminated lands, can produce a wide range of biomass according to soil and plant types. Valorisation process of plant biomass has to fit with standards and regulation. Cultivated on TE contaminated land, biomass may contain different quantities of hazardous substances. This raises the questions of whether such biomass can enter existing networks and processes and the distribution and the concentration of TE in the products and by-products. This WP aims at (1) reviewing existing processes and types of biomass used in these processes, (2) compiling information on current and under development processes for biomass cultivated on TE contaminated lands, (3) testing the feasibility to use the various plant biomass, collected in field sites managed with GRO (from field experiments described in WP1).

Harmonization of methods to assess the bioavailability of TE and development of a tool set to monitor the sustainability of GRO (WP3)

Previous research has concluded that we need large-scale field demonstration projects of gentle remediation options (GRO) that show long-term success for convincing policy makers, stakeholders and landowners of the GRO feasibility. During the past decades, a number of field trials with GRO have been conducted by various research groups, each following their own strategies in terms of appraisal, equipment and methods. To achieve a convincing argument towards the decision makers, we need a harmonization of methods to assess the initial and residual risks and the success of GRO on a comparable (and pan-European) basis. Objectives of this WP are:
- To select/harmonize methods describing the bioavailable/bioaccessible TE fractions among European case studies,
- To select methods to be used as indicators for GRO success and as sustainability monitoring tools.

Improving GRO through plant selection and modifications in soil TE bioavailability (WP4)

The objectives are: (1) Select plant species, varieties, cultivars or clones for highest TE resistance, TE extraction potential, and/or biomass production; (2) Improve plant performance and/or TE accumulation-exclusion potential using (a) conventional agronomic practices or (b) biotechnological approaches (microbial inoculants); (3) Identify effective soil amendments and/or amendment-microbial inoculant combinations, for TE immobilization (phytostabilization).

Appraisal of current GRO practice, and development of implementation guidance and decision support frameworks (WP5)

The previous work packages have been designed to examine and address various current gaps / shortfalls in GRO application and development, i.e. lack of rigorous large-scale applications of GRO, variability in methods used for analysis and appraisal, potential for increasing the efficiency of GRO through biotechnology, and uncertainties in the potential for biomass valorization. The aim of this WP is to draw together the data from these other WPs, and develop and test best-practice guidance documentation and tools to allow stakeholders, problem-holders and end-users to appraise the various options available, examine the potential for use of the biomass produced, and refer to a harmonized methods protocol. In terms of options appraisal, one of the key findings of the SUMATECS project (http://www.snowmanera.net/downloads/SUMATECS_FINAL_REPORT.pdf) was the lack of fitness for purpose of existing decision support tools (DSTs) for GRO, based on stakeholder feedback. The SUMATECS consortium has outlined a suggested GRO-focused model decision support tool, strongly linked to existing national guidance documents, to promote more widespread awareness, use and uptake of GRO within the European contaminated land community. This model will be developed and evaluated in this WP, to support the practical application of GRO. The specific aims of this WP are: (1) To produce a best-practice guidance document for the application of GRO at field scale, including appraisal of the various options available and their uncertainty, analysis of valorization potential, and suggested methods and monitoring; (2) to develop and trial / evaluate a decision support tool, focused on GRO, which can be integrated into existing, well-established and utilized DSTs / decision-frameworks.

Field experiment of UHASSELT

Site Type:

Agricultural soils

Contaminant:

Cd, Zn

Strategy and gentle remediation technology:

SLM tandem phytoextraction using SRC and Crops

Plant speacies:

Oplars, willows, maize,rapeseed

Responsible partner:

Prof. Jakk Vangronsveld

 

Field experiment of SLU

Site Type:

Commercial sludgeamended fields

Contaminant:

Cd, Zn (Cu, Ni, Cr, Pb)

Strategy and gentle remediation technology:

SLU SLM tandem phytoextraction using SRC

Plant speacies:

willows

Responsible partner:

Dr. Ioannis Dimitriou 

Field experiments of INERIS

Site Type:

· Marginal lands in surrounding industrial facility

· Dredged sediments

Contaminants:

· Cd, Zn, Pb

· Cd, Zn, Pb, As, Cu

Strategy and gentle remediation technologys:

· SLM tandem phytoextraction using HA and high biomass crop

· SLM tandem with aided phytostabilisation

Plant speacies:

· Arabidopsis halleri rapeseed

· Miscanthus, spontaneous grasses, shrubs, trees

Responsible partner:

Dr. Valerie Bert

 

Field experiments of CSIC

Site Type:

Tailings

Contaminants:

· Cd,Zn

· Cu

Strategy and gentle remediation technologys:

· SLM tandem phytoextraction using HA

· SLM tandem with phytostabilisation

Plant speacies:

· Thlaspi caerulescens

· Poplars, willows

Responsible partner:

Dr. Petra Susan Kidd

 

 

 

Field experiments of INRA

Site Type:

Industrial soils

Contaminants:

Cu and Cu/PAHs

Strategy and gentle remediation technologys:

· SLM tandem aided phytoextraction using high biomass crops from fasttrack breeding

· SLM tandem with phytostabilisation and rhizodegradation (SRC and grassy cover)

Plant speacies:

· Sunflower, tobacco sorghum

· Poplars, willows, grasses, vetiver

Responsible partner:

Dr. Michel Mench

Field experiments of LfULG

Site Type:

Agricultural soils

Contaminants:

Cd, Zn, Pb

Strategy and gentle remediation technologys:

· SLM tandem phytoextraction using SRC

· SLM tandem with in situ stabilization/phytoexclusion

Plant speacies:

· Poplars, willows

· Crops, grassland

Responsible partner:

Dr. Ingo Müller

 

Field experiment of PT-F

Site Type:

Agricultural soil on old landfill

Contaminant:

Mainly Zn (partially Cd, Cr, Cu)

Strategy and gentle remediation technology:

SLM tandem phytoextraction using high biomass crop from fast-track breeding

Plant speacies:

Sunflower, tobacco

Responsible partner:

Dr. Rolf Herzig

 

Field experiment of AIT

Site Type:

Agricultural soils

Contaminant:

Cd, Pb, Zn, (As, Cu)

Strategy and gentle remediation technology:

SLM tandem with in situ stabilization/phytoexclusion

Plant speacies:

Crops (barley, maize)

Responsible partner:

Dr. Wolfgang Friesl-Hanl

Field experiment of IUNG

Site Type:

Post-industrial soils

Contaminant:

Cd, Zn, Pb

Strategy and gentle remediation technology:

SLM tandem with in situ stabilization (lime, sludges)/phytoexclusion

Plant speacies:

Grassland

Responsible partner:

Dr. Grzegorz Siebielec

Field evaluation of willow under short rotation coppice for phytomanagement of metal-polluted agricultural soils

Van Slycken S, Witters N, Meiresonne L, Meers E, Ruttens A, Van Peteghem P, Weyens N, Tack FM, Vangronsveld J, (2013).

Bacterial-induced weathering of ultramafic rock: implications in phytoextraction

Becerra-Castro C, Kidd P, Kuffner M, Prieto-Fernández A, Hann S, Monterroso C, Sessitsch A, Wenzel W, Puschenreiter M, (2013).

Potential of willow and its genetically engineered associated bacteria to remediate mixed Cd and toluene contamination

Weyens, N, Schellingen K, Beckers B, Janssen J, Ceulemans R, van der Lelie D, Taghavi S, Carleer R, Vangronsveld J, (2013).

Developing principles of sustainability and stakeholder engagement for "gentle" remediation approaches: the European context

Cundy A, Witter N, Mench M, Friesl W, Müller I, Neu S, (2013).

The role of plant-associated bacteria in the mobilization and phytoextraction of trace elements in contaminated soils

Sessitsch A, Kuffner M, Kidd P, Vangronsveld J, Wenzel WW, Fallmann K, Puschenreiter M, (2013).

Combustion of Salix used for phytoextraction: The fate of metals and viability of the processes

Delplanque M, Collet S, Del Gratta F, Schnuriger B, Gaucher R, Robinson B, Bert V, (2013).

Summary of the scientific publications 2013

Find the summary in the following file.

Greenland handbook and decision support tool
January 25, 2015

GREENLAND has finally published the best practice guidance and the decision support tool for selecting the most suitable GRO.

Greenland joint final conference
September 09, 2014

GREENLAND is organising the final conference together with the EU-FP7-funded projects CABERNET, HOMBRE and TIMBRE.

University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU), Coordinator

Dr. Markus Puschenreiter

Position in the organization: Senior Scientist


Department of Forest and Soil Sciences
Rhizosphere Ecology and Biogeochemistry Group
Konrad-Lorenz-Strasse 24
3430 Tulln, Austria

Phone 1: ++43 1 47654 3126, Phone 2: ++43 699 18238132
Email: markus.puschenreiter@boku.ac.at

UNIVERSITEIT HASSELT (UHASSELT)

Prof. Jaco Vangronsveld

Position in the organization: Senior Scientist


Department of Environmental Biology
AGORALAAN GEBOUW D
DIEPENBEEK
Postal code, 3590
Belgium

Phone 1: +32 11 268331
E-mail: jaco.vangronsveld@uhasselt.be
Fax: +32 11 268399

LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET (LTU)

Dr. Jurate Kumpiene
Position in the organization: Assistant Professor

Department/Faculty/Institute/Laboratory name: Division of Waste Science & Technology
Street name: Laboratorievagen
Number: 1
Town: LULEA
Postal code / Cedex: 97187
Country: Sweden

Phone 1: +46 920 493020, Phone 2: +46 70 3881199
E-mail juku@ltu.se
Fax: +46 920 492818

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE (INRA)

Dr. Michel Mench
Position in the organization: Senior scientist, PhD, HdR, qualified as Professor

Department/Faculty/Institute/Laboratory name: UMR BIOGECO INRA 1202
Street name: UMR BIOGECO INRA 1202, Ecologie des Communautes, Bat B8, RdC, avenue des facultes
Number:
Town: -Talence
Postal code / Cedex: -33405
Country 16 France

Phone 1: +33684727148, Phone 2: +33540003114
E-mail mench@bordeaux.inra.fr, Fax: +33540003657

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DES RISQUES INERIS (INERIS)

Dr. Valerie Bert
Position in the organization: scientist

 

Department of Clean and Sustainable Technologies and Processes
Parc Technologique Alata
VERNEUIL EN HALATTE
Postal code, 60550
France

 

Phone 1: +33 3 44556382, Phone 2: +33 3 44556434
E-mail valerie.bert@ineris.fr, Fax: +33 3 44556556

UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON (UoB)

Prof. Andrew Cundy
Position in the organization: Professor of Geoscience

Department/Faculty/Institute/Laboratory name: School of Environment and Technology
Street name: Cockcroft Building, Lewes Road 
Town: Brighton
Postal code / Cedex: BN2 4GJ
Cuntry: United Kingdom

Phone 1: +44 0 1273642270, Phone 2: +44 0 1273642288
E-mail A.Cundy@bton.ac.uk, Fax: +44 0 1273642285

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS (CSIC)

Dr. Petra Kidd
Position in the organization: Permanent Researcher


Department/Faculty/Institute/Laboratory name: Instituto de Investigaciones Agrobiológicas de Galicia (IIAG)
Street name: AVDA. DE VIGO
Number: S/N
Town: SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Postal code / Cedex: 15706
Country: Spain

Phone 1: +34 98 1590958
E-mail pkidd@iiag.csic.es, Fax: +34 98 1592504

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE (UF)

Dr. Giancarlo Renella
Position in the organization: Research Scientist

Department/Faculty/Institute/Laboratory name: Department of Plant, Soil and Enivroment Science
Street name: Piazzale delle Cascine
Number: 18
Town: Florence
Postal code / Cedex: 50144
Country: Italy

Phone 1: +39 055 3288404, Phone 2: +39 333 1164506
E-mail giancarlo.renella@unifi.it, Fax: +39 055 333273

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (AIT)

Dr. Wolfgang Friesl-Hanl
Position in the organization: Research Scientist

 

Department/Faculty/Institute/Laboratory name: Health and Environment
Street name: Konrad-Lorenz
Number: 24
Town: Tulln

Postal code / Cedex: 3430

Country: Austria

Phone 1: +43595503502, Phone 2: +43505503601
E-mail wolfgang.friesl@ait.ac.at, Fax: +43505503520

INSTYTUT UPRAWY NAWOZENIA I GLEBOZNAWSTWA, PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY (IUNG)

Dr. Grzegorz Siebielec
Position in the organization: Research Scientist

Department/Faculty/Institute/Laboratory name: Soil Science Erosion and Land Protection

Street name: Czartoryskich
Number: 8
Town: Pulawy
Postal code / Cedex: 24-100
Country:Poland

Phone 1: +48 81 8863421325
E-mail gs@iung.pulawy.pl, Fax: +48 81 8864547

Phytotech Foundation (PT-F)

Dr. Rolf Herzig
Department of Phytotech Foundation
Quartiergasse 12
Bern
Postal code, 3013
Switzerland

Position in the organization: Director
Phone 1: +41 31 3326629
E-mail rolf.herzig.agb@bluewin.ch, Fax: +41 31 3326683

SACHSISCHES LANDESAMT FUR UMWELT LANDWIRTSCHAFT UND GEOLOGIE (LfULG)

Dr. Ingo Mueller

Position in the organization: desk officer

Department/Faculty/Institute/Laboratory name: Department 64 Soil Protection
Street name: Halsbruecker Str.
Number: 31a
Town: Freiberg
Postal code / Cedex: 09599
Country: Germany

Phone 1: +49 3731 294 226
E-mail ingo.mueller@smul.sachsen.de, Fax: +49 3731 22918

SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET (SLU)

Dr. Ioannis Dimitriou
Position in the organization: Senior Researcher

Department/Faculty/Institute/Laboratory name: Department of Crop Production Ecology
Street name: Ullsväg
Number: 16
Town: Uppsala
Postal code / Cedex: 750 07
Country: Sweden

Phone 1: +46 18 672553, Phone 2: +46 702474583
E-mail Jannis.Dimitriou@vpe.slu.se, Fax : +46 18 672890

Tratamientos Ecologicos del Noroeste S.L. (TEN s.l.)

Mr. Xose Quiroga
Tratamientos Ecologicos del Noroeste S.L. (TEN s.l.)
Department of TENSL
Lugar A Mina Number, s/n
Touro
Postal code, 5822
Spain

Position in the organization: General Manager
Phone 1: +34981517317, Phone 2: +34630982370
E-mail xose.quiroga@tensl.com, Fax: +34981517291

ATON-HT SPOLKA AKCYJNA (ATON)

Anna Widawska

ATON-HT Spolka Akcyjna (ATON)

Department of ATON R&D Center
GROBLI 6
WROCLAW
Postal code, 50 421
Poland

Position in the organization: Coordinator for EU Projects
Phone 1: +48 606166349, Phone 2: +48 713447079
E-mail awidawska@jww.pl.pl, Fax: +48 713414617

 

INNOVEOX SAS

Mr. Patrick Lemaitre
Department of Research Lab
RUE D'AGUESSEAU 18
PARIS
Postal code, 75008
France

Position in the organization: Sales and Marketing Manager
Phone 1: +33 6 32 64 47 17
E-mail plemaitre@innoveox.com, Fax: +33 1 40 06 07 70

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS-ICMCB)

Dr. Anne Lopinet Serani
Position in the organization: CNRS scientist

Department/Faculty/Institute/Laboratory name: ICMCB-CNRS
Street name: Avenue du Dr A. Schweitzer
Number: 87
Town: Pessac
Postal code / Cedex: 33608 Cedex
Country: France

Phone 1: +33 540002672, Phone 2: +33 540002650
E-mail serani@icmcb-bordeaux.cnrs.fr, Fax: +33 540002761