This training presents a very effective strategy that communities, companies and governments should know and apply to increase the environmental safety of coal industry. Mushrooms are the right solution.
- How to use some highly useful mushroom types to remove pollution left by coal ash ponds
- How to arrange them on the affected area and how to monitor the process over time
- How to create bridges of cooperation among several industries and communities affected by the issue
During this training you’ll learn the best natural opportunity to carry out long-term remediation when dealing with several degrees of contamination by cal industry (including ash ponds, often very hard to restore). All is about mushrooms application. They have to be selected, then arranged in the proper way. Depending on the affected area, some fungal strains have to be preferred. As always, it’s strongly preferred to use native species, for avoiding risks to the biodiversity. Subject of this training are “mycorrhizal fungi”. They have the opportunity to restore wide areas and even a complete re-vegetation is possible after the treatment.
This method was applied first to restore areas formerly occupied by coal ash ponds. In some countries this still is a major issue, especially because of many chemicals found inside. From here, pollutants can spread very far, so affecting many people, potentially thousands. The application of a very special strategy, totally based on specific mushrooms, allows to restore such areas and bring back them to life (and new destinations of use as well).
This training has a really great potential even for community engagement and brings a positive impact into the environment. The restored area cannot be re-directed to agricultural purposes, but many other opportunities are open.
The most appropriate mushroom types you must use in order to restore the affected area; to be more precise, they should be native species and, more in general, they must not harm the biodiversity of the area.
The importance of a good arrangement on the ground in order to make the method more and more effective over time; the arrangement scheme has to follow some precise guidelines and depending on the specific area several options may be available.
The opportunity to design a participated strategy, that is shared among communities, companies and governments; moreover, not only energy industries can benefit from this approach, to make the whole process even more effective and with long lasting benefits.
This live training focuses the attention on sites polluted by coal ash (especially ash ponds) and belongs to the bigger framework called “Remedial Energy For Coal & Mining”. This very special framework is aimed creating natural barriers to contamination & emissions by coal and mining industry, towards a better protection standards for both energy companies and potentially affected communities. For this particular training, basically everyone can really benefit from that: from the people up to the whole coal industry (and other industries, in case of similar environmental profiles) as well as policymakers. By applying the proposed guidelines, there is in fact the true opportunity to increase the standard of protection for communities over time.
If you wish, there is the chance of ordering a customized handbook that covers more deeply a specific issue related to coal industry, with the use of a few other alternatives to mushrooms. The identification of different mushroom types is also possible; this because native species are always to be preferred to avoid unwanted effects to the biodiversity of the area.
|Domain of application||Mining & Heavy Industry|
|Level of difficulty||Easy – Medium|
|Tools||Live Training & Case Study|
|Main Target(s)||Communities, Governments, Companies|