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New project in FP7 -ENV awarded to MCN and LTU PDF Print E-mail

A project proposal named "Gentle remediation of trace element contaminated land (GREENLAND)" was submitted to the FP 7 call 2010: Biotechnology for the environment - Soil and water treatment and bioremediation. The project coordinator is University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria, and LTU is among 18 partners in 10 European countries. The project was selected for negotiation with EU and will start January 2011. The total budget of the project for 4 years is 4 mln Euro. LTU’s share in the project is 200 kEuro. Luleå Univerity of Technology, Jurate Kumpiene at department of Waste Science and Technology will take a role as a leader of a Work Package on "Harmonisation of methods to assess the bioavailability of trace elements and development of tool set to monitor the sustainability of gentle remediation options.
Jurate Kumpiene. Associate Professor at LTU.

Funding for EU -China research collaboration awarded PDF Print E-mail

Project proposal GLOCOM submitted to the EU FP7 Marie Curie IRSES, received high scores in the evaluation and has been selected for final negotiations with the EU ERA. The project will most likely be awarded and can be expected to start in first quarter of 2011.
University Ca’ Foscari of Venice, Umeå University (MCN), Bejing Normal University and CRAES (China Research Academy of Environmental Science), submitted the proposal GLOCOM (Global Partners in Contaminated Land Management) to the EU FP7 Call People 2010- IRSES in March 2010. GLOCOM is plannned as a 4-year program for exchange of 36 researchers for a total of 188 months, with research to focus on fate of contaminants, risk assessment and management of contaminated sites. MCN director Professor Mats Tysklind is very pleased and excited by the news. - We view GLOCOM as a long-term strategic investment in research collaboration on the management of contaminated sites for China and Europe.

Professor Mats Tysklind. Director of MCN
Proposal "GREENER" submitted for FP 7, EU PDF Print E-mail
12 European partners including partners from MCN submitted on Jan 5th, the proposal GREENER to EU DG Research. GREENER which is short for GReen and lean technologies for Eco-Efficient brownfield regeNERation, is a response to the call for Environmental technologies for brownfield regeneration, FP 7-ENV.2010.3.1.5-2. Participating partners are Umeå University(Coordinator), Luleå University of Technology, Tyréns and MB-Envirotek (SE),SYKE (Finish Environment Institute) and Tampere University of Technology (FI), Dekonta and ICT (CZ), Reconsite (D), Witteveen+Bos and Bioclear (NL), and CVR (Venecian Research Consortium) (I). The proposal will be evaluated and ranked in a stepwise process during the coming months. If awarded, the project is planned to start in August/September this year.
MCN joint meeting with NRM North PDF Print E-mail

MCN held an open  meeting with Nätverket Renare Mark Norr in Skellefteå, November 3rd, 2009. More than 50 industry professionals from the northern region of Sweden attended the meeting. 

Presentation files are downloadable from  below. 

MCN prepares proposal for EU FP7 call ENV-2010 PDF Print E-mail
Umeå University and other partners within and outside MCN are preparing a proposal for the ongoing call by EU DG Research. The proposal will adress the topic, ENV.2010.3.1.5-2 Environmental technologies for brownfield regeneration. A first workshop meeting was held with potential partners at the North and Mid-Sweden building in Brussels, on September 18th. Deadline for submission has been set to January 5th 2010.
MCN researcher wins prize PDF Print E-mail
Jurate Kumpiene, LTU.
MCN Researcher and project leader Jurate Kumpiene, LTU has been awarded the prize of Skytteanska samfundet 2009. Ph.D. Jurate Kumpiene is a young, female researcher whos extensive work on developing new methods for treating contaminated soil motivates the award, according to the committee.
MCN 1st researchers meeting PDF Print E-mail
MCN held its firsts physical gathering of project leaders and participants of  the research projects. The meeting was located at the Umeå Marine Research Center in Norrbyn, south of Umeå, on May 6-7th, and worked on  review and planning of all projects and the MCN overall activities.

Participants in MCN. From left. Thomas Liljedahl UmU (Assistant Director MCN), Nadja Lundgren Tyréns, Jurate Kumpiene LTU, Kerstin Nordqvist LTU, Kristina Stríndlund, UmU (Controller MCN),    Sofia Frankki WSP Environmental, Patrik von Heijne LTU, Ramböll, Mats Tysklind UmU (Director MCN), Morgan Näslund MB Envirotek, David Hagerberg Tyréns, Staffan Lundstedt UmU, Christian Maurice LTU, Ramböll, Per Leffler FOI, UmU, Peter Haglund UmU, Torbjörn Johnson Pelagia, Magnus Bergknut UmU, Ulf Wiklund Tyréns.  
Project on remediation strategies and methodologies started PDF Print E-mail
Kopmanholmen_011Researchers from MCN Umeå University and consultants from Sweco, Tyréns, and MoRe Research are starting a R&D project to develop remediation strategies and methodologies to handle the specific problems at active industrial sites. The project will be based on field experiments at the Domsjö industry site in Örnsköldsvik. The project which will run during 2009 - 2011, is sponsored jointly by the Kempe foundation and Holmen AB with additional support from Umeå University, Sweco, and Tyréns.
MCN Director, Professor Mats Tysklind talks in Sundsvall PDF Print E-mail
Hanssons_008MCN Director, Professor Mats Tysklind gave a talk in Sundsvall and pointed to the huge number, now up to 12000 in the highest risk classes,  of identified contaminated sites in Sweden, and the unreasonably huge cost the society will face to remediate these based on similar criteria for risk reduction and  technologies as has been applied up till now

MCN launched PDF Print E-mail
MCN was launched and introduced to the Swedish soil remediation industry at the national network meeting (Nätverket Renare Mark)  in Stockholm March 24-25. The meeting which was arranged jointly with Swedish EPA had the theme Sustainable Remediation and drew 450participants.

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