What is LIFE AgRemSO3il?
Life AgRemSO3il is a pilot project, at farm scale, that intends to develop and tune a new technology, with its associated techniques, for agrochemical remediation of farm soils by combining solarization and ozonation in situ. A prototype will be tested in commercial farms at real running scale to prove the technical, economical, and ecological feasibility of the innovation, which in this case refers to the technological applications and the methods used.
The project provides a new cost-effective solution for this ongoing, silent problem while supporting the soil’s true function as part of the wider ecosystem positively impacting the feed and food products produced, which have consequent effects on human health. The project also plans to integrate into its work Common Agriculture Policy’s environmental objectives and promote EU’s agriculture and environmental policies. Life Cycle of Analysis (LCA) and economic assessment, including governance which relates to legal and financial instruments, will be performed prior to the wide distribution of the system to other regions in Europe.
IDConsortium will be involved in the following actions:
- On-farm demonstration and methodology to set up the LIFE AgRemSo3il technology in other locations.
- Project performance indicators.
- Design and implementation of the Replicability and Transferability Plan.
- Public Awareness and Dissemination of results.
- Project Management.
- Financial and Administrative Management, and
- After-Life Plan
Ozonation generates hydroxyl radicals with the help of light radiation to attack and destroy any organic molecules to CO2, H2O and mineral salts.
Solarization is based on the placement of a transparent plastic on the floor during the summer months, when temperature and light radiation are more intense.