On April 7, 2022 the workshop “Raw material potential of mining wastes and products of their decontamination” was organized by Saxony-Czech project Recomine and hosted by the German Fuel Institute (DBI), Freiberg, Saxony. The member of CORNET team from UJEP Dr. Josef Trogl and prof. Valentina Pidlisnyuk participated in the event along with UJEP faculty members Dr.Karim Al Souki and Dr.Pavel Midula.
The event was opened by Mr. Heiko Schwarz, Director of SAXONIA local development and management and Dr. Simone Raatz, Helmholtz-Institute in Metallurgy, Freinberg. The report about the mining activities in the Freiberg region was delivered by Mr. Holger Heymann from the Mining Saxony Government. Dr.Jana Pinka from firm G.E.O.S. engineering introduced the perspective of using Geobiotechnology for extraction the key metals and prevention the discharge of pollutants.
Dr. Sabrine Meibner, TUBAF, Freiberg did a presentation “Bioleaching for the recovery of targeted metals from mining waste, worldwide perspectives”. Representative from Czech Geological Service Dr. Petr Rambousek delivered the report “Possibility of using the Register of mining waste storage sites in the Czech Republic for exploring the raw material potential and revitalization of the territories”.
In the second part of the workshop the perspective of Biotechnology which can be applied for the revitalization of the post-mining sites can were introduced. Dr.Josef Trogl, UJEP delivered presentation “Potential of the application of phytoremediation with energy crops Miscanthusxgiganteus and Paulownia tomentosa to post-mining trace elements contaminated sites”. The presentation was introduced on behalf of the multinational team represented by UJEP, NULES and NULP-Ukraine, KSU-USA, Al-Farabi University and IPBB –Kazakhstan and based on results of NATO SPS MYP G4687 and CORNET projects. The researchers involved in the team are jointly working on developing the phytomanagement with the energy crops and application of the technology to the post-military and post-mining sites. Prof. Henrich Heilmeier, TUBAF introduce the new idea about perspective of Ecosystem service can be implemented at the contaminated post-mining localities.
In the discussion followed the perspective of the initiation of Saxony-Northern Bohemia proposal related the application of the energy crops phytotechnology to the radioactive contaminated localities was overviewed.