The development of economic activities often causes harmful changes in the environment and human life quality. One example is the extensive use of agricultural soils for biofuels biomass (deforestation, food/feed competition, excessively use of fresh water). Another is soil salinisation (1 to 3 mil. ha in the European Union), with lower or zero suitability for traditional agriculture production. To achieve the restoration of agriculture production and thus economical growth, the remediation of affected soils through efficient and economic ways is necessary.
HaloSYS addresses the challenge of using halophytes to develop integrated bioremediation and biorefining system. Its objectives are:
*At the time of the proposal. Please consider this data as an accurate estimate; it may vary during the project’s lifespan.
Total costs include in kind contribution by grant holders and can therefore be higher than the total requested funding.