LIFE MySOIL Open Day - France

Soil mycoremediation demonstrator

NOVOBIOM & VALGO are kick-starting the LIFE MySOIL 1st Open Day, in Petit-Couronne (France) to illustrate the scalability of mycoremediation solutions for the clean-up of aged TPH contaminated industrial soil.


What is mycoremediation?

It is a bioremediation solution relying on the remarkable biodegradative abilities of fungi. As an alternative to traditional chemical and thermal soil treatment methods, soil mycoremediation is:

  • Cost-Effective: this bioremediation approach often proves to be more budget-friendly than conventional methods.
  • Versatile: mycoremediation can address various contaminants and diverse soil types.
  • Eco-friendly, as it avoids the use of chemicals and reduces the energy consumption of the treatment.

October 17, 2023

Petit Couronne, France

9:30h – 12:30h

Hybrid event


9:30 – 9:45 – Welcome word and introduction about Petit-Couronne’s project (in French) and project introduction

9:45 – 10:00 – Partners introduction

10:00 – 10:45 – Implementing soil mycoremediation

10:45 – 11:10 – Q&A

11:30 – 12:30 – Site presentation and live discussions

About the project

The LIFE MySOIL project develops a competitive and innovative technology to demonstrate the feasibility of mycoremediation to remediate all petroleum-derived organic pollutants from aged industrial contaminated soils.

Mycoremediation is a type of bioremediation that uses fungal inocula to degrade (or accumulate) pollutants. The advantage of mycoremediation is that it retains the benefits of bioremediation treatments, including low economic, social and environmental costs, while allowing high levels of contaminant removal to be achieved without the counterparts of traditional remediation strategies (e.g. incineration and thermal desorption).