NEIKER develops technique for decontaminating contaminated soil which combines the use of nanoparticles and bioremediation
The Basque Institute of Agricultural Research and Development Neiker-Tecnalia is currently exploring a strategy to remedy soils contaminated by organic compounds containing chlorine (organochlorine compounds). The innovative process consists of combining the application of zero-iron nanoparticles with bioremediation techniques. The companies Ekotek and Dinam, the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country and Gaiker-IK4 are also participating in this project known as NANOBIOR.
The software has been developed as part of the European Batfarm project, funded by the IIIB-Atlantic Area Interreg Programme and entitled “Assessing the best techniques available for cutting air and water pollution on livestock farms”. Batfarm has been led by Dr Pilar Merino, a NEIKER-Tecnalia researcher.
Funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme, EuroDairy will foster the development and dissemination of practice-based innovations in dairy farming, targeting key sustainability issues following the abolition of milk quotas: socio economic resilience, resource efficiency, animal care, and the integration of milk production with biodiversity objectives.
The Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, Neiker-Tecnalia, a public company of Economic Development and Competitiveness Department of the Basque Government has launched the Traditom project, which aims to select and genetically identify best traditional varieties of tomatoes Country Basque.