Web-casts from Consoil (organised with the US EPA and EUGRIS) are available for download on:
1) Green Remediation
2) Biofuels, bioenergy and biofeedstocks
These web casts include the presentations and the question and answer sessions recorded live on June 5 and 6 2008. These can be accessed via http://www.cluin.org/live/archive.cfm
A summary of each session follows:
ConSoil 2008 Special Session: Green Remediation
Green Remediation can be defined as the practice of considering the environmental effects of a remediation strategy (i.e., the remedy selected and the implementation
approach) early in the process, and incorporating options to maximize the net environmental benefit of the cleanup action. In addition to an overview of what
the state of the practice is in the US and Europe, this panel will focus in energy and climate change considerations at contaminated sites. Themes include:
* Assessment of the wider impacts of contaminated land management and remediation
* Innovative remediation practices that incorporate energy efficiency and cleaner and renewable energy sources to decrease greenhouse gas footprints
while achieving cost savings and benefits to local air quality.
* Placing renewable energy generating capacity on contaminated lands
Can contaminated land management and remediation work in parallel with carbon management?
* Re-using the built environment / re-using materials
ConSoil 2008 Special Session: Brownfields, Bioenergy and Biofeedstocks (Rejuvenate)
Brownfield land exists for which there is no economic case for restoration to conventional functional re-use and/or no realistic prospect for 'hard' re-use.
All across Europe and America there are areas of land which have been degraded by past use that are not easy candidates for conventional regeneration, often
on economic grounds, or because there is no real driver for their redevelopment. An ideal solution for such areas would be a land management approach that is
able to pay for itself, or is revenue generating. The combination of a wider range of risk management approaches with the emerging broad range of non-food uses
of land offers great potential for low (or no) cost risk based land management that is stable and sustainable