WEBINAR: Phytoremediation with energy crops for biofuel production

GOLD, Phy2Climate, and CERESiS – Horizon 2020 Projects invite you to participate in a free international webinar entitled – Phytoremediation with energy crops for biofuel production – 15th March 2023, 10:00 – 12:00 CET

Register online here:

Join us for this free webinar in which three EU H2020 projects – GOLD, Phy2Climate, CERESiS – will present real research data from phytoremediation field trials. These three H2020 projects have identified the same global problems, climate change and land scarcity, as the centre of their research objectives, and are aiming to find a solution by bridging the gap between remediation of contaminated land and the production of clean energy. 

The first step in bridging the gap is by determining the best energy crops to grow on contaminated soil, that will not only facilitate the remediation of the soils but will also provide the highest yield of feedstock for producing liquid biofuels. All three projects have now completed at least one year of field trials, on low iLUC lands, all around the world. In this webinar we will hear how successful the phytoremediation part of the research has been.

The agenda of the webinar is as follows:

  • Research overview
  • Presentations of phytoremediation data:
    • GOLD: 7 sites – Greece, France, Poland, China, Italy – Eleni G. Papazoglou, Agricultural University of Athens
    • Phy2Climate: 4 sites – Spain, Serbia, Lithuania, Argentina – Alfreda Kasiulienė, Biovala
    • CERESiS: 8 sites – Brazil, UK, Ukraine, Italy – Richard Lord, University of Strathclyde
  • Round table discussion – chaired by: Markus Puschenreiter, Institute for Soil Research (IBF)

Please consult the instructions for information on how to connect for the live webinar.

You will need a computer with stable internet access. If you do not have access to the internet, please contact us so we can provide you with the presentation file to follow along. The webinar will be delivered through the Zoom web conferencing software. The webinar platform may prompt you to download a free add-in. Follow the instructions on-screen to install.

To participate as an attendee, receive email reminders and calendar invitations, please register online here:

These projects have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. Any content presented represents views of the authors only. The European Commission or related agencies are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained or presented.

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