Red mud is the unpleasant waste product of bauxite. Photo: Ra Boe Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0)Ra Boe Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0)

From mining to soil regeneration. Australia is betting on bauxite

A group of researchers in Queensland are developing a new technology for the biological treatment of bauxite residues. A circular strategy to turn waste products into fertile soil
Basalt rock in Iceland. When used as amendment, this mineral is reportedly proving effective in increasing soil fertility and carbon capture. Photo: Hippopx License to use Creative Commons Zero - CC0Hippopx License to use Creative Commons Zero - CC0

Rock dust pushes crop yields higher and CO2 emissions down

Basalt rock dust could be a significant driver of carbon sequestration in soils and a powerful fertilizer. US researchers are trying to assess this circular solution
The food production system, says Ellen MacArthur Foundation's latest report, can be redesigned to let nature thrive Photo: Pixabay Free for commercial use Attribution not requiredPixabay Free for commercial use Attribution not required

Diversity and circular design will lead global food into the future

Ellen MacArthur Foundation: "To create an environmentally friendly food production system, we must redesign the supply chain by diversifying ingredients and regenerating crops."
Beer waste can help eliminate parasitic microorganisms in the soil promoting agricultural yield growth. Photo: CC0 Public Domain Free for personal and commercial use No attributionCC0 Public Domain Free for personal and commercial use No attribution

Beer by-products are good for soil as crop yields increase 15%

Beer production leftovers can boost agricultural yields and soil health, Spanish researchers say. The circular solution can control parasitic invertebrates population and accelerate plant growth
Applications for the EU call on "Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment" are open until October 6. Photo: Gerd Altmann Creative Commons CC0 Public domainGerd Altmann Creative Commons CC0 Public domain

Food, bioeconomy, agriculture: one month left to join EU €1 bn call

There is time until October 6 to submit your projects under the €1 bn European call for projects on food, agriculture and bioeconomy. The goal? "Accelerate the ecological transition to achieve climate neutrality."

Without the bioeconomy we will not be able to protect soil health

On Friday 1 October at 10 the Re Soil Foundation organizes a web conference as part of the PreCOP26 initiatives. Twelve internationally renowned experts will explain the role of the bioeconomy in safeguarding the quality of European soils.
Cotton decomposes much faster in soil than synthetic fibers such as polyester. Photo: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)

Australian cotton industry seeks to turn clothes into climate-friendly soil ameliorants

A project to make cotton a resource for soil. A useful solution for a country still wasting 85% of its used clothing
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The post-pandemic crisis does not scare the European bioeconomy

The 7th report "Bioeconomy in Europe" by Intesa San Paolo: the total turnover in 2020 is worth 320 billion, with 2 million employees.
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The bioeconomy can save soil health. But where is Europe at?

Thursday 3 June at 3 pm, web conference for the EU Green Week to highlight the latest advances made by research and European institutions in favor of the bioeconomy, starting from the best practices already developed.
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“Plastic in soils, why the EU Commission has not yet raised this issue?”

The European Circular Bioeconomy Policy Initiative accuses the EU Commission of neglecting the issue of plastic contamination in the soil. The proposal: allowing the use of only certified compostable bioplastic. Italy indicated as an example to imitate