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Project title: Chemophytostabilization of contaminated mine soil using perennial energy crops and beneficial bacteria.

A practical study aiming to restore soil health in highly contaminated metal mine sites, chemically stabilising heavy metals in the soil to prevent them entering soil water; hence reducing metal leaching and bioavailability. To do this, the project aims to produce a cropping plan for biomass with microbe inoculation there to reduce the need for soil ammendments and fertiliser imputs.

Supervisors: Dr Elaine Jensen and Dr Kerrie Farrar

This is a Welsh government and EU funded project by the KESS II programme, with Natural Resources Wales as the company partner.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger