LORVER consortium is composed of public and private partners, coordinated by Valterra Depollution Rehabilitation (VDR)
The scientific coordination of the program is provided by the Research Laboratory of Process Engineering (LRGP-CNRS).
VALTERRA DEPOLLUTION REHABILITATION (VDR) is a lorraine society, subsidiary VALTERRA ENVIRONNEMENT, created in January 2011 from sector Pollution Research and Development of TVD (Valorisation Treatment and Decontamination). TVD activities, created in 1991, were on one side oriented on organic matter production and its valorisation and on the other side on depollution and rehabilitation of degraded soils. Next to development start by TVD, VRD society goal is to develop innovative techniques to decontaminate soils and rehabilitate degraded soils. It involvement in the different steps of LORVER project (industrial by-products valorisation , abandoned soils rehabilitation, restored soils quality monitoring) has designated VDR as project leader.
SITA FD is a subsidiary of SITA France implanted at Jeandelaincourt (Meurthe-et-Moselle, France) and specialized in the recovery, processing and storage of waste and contaminated soils. SITA FD at Jeandelaincourt treats each year between 10 000 and 20 000 tonnes of soils by biodegradation but these soils, once cleared, can not be reused outside the treatment site. The company therefore sought today a concrete outlet for these treated soils, as it remains untapped despite its agronomic value. The availability of the site for testing and research opportunities for these decontaminated soils make him a major partner of LORVER project.
SEA Marconi France is a subsidiary of the Italian society SEA Marconi , located on the site of the Division of Engineering of the Environment Homécourt (Meurte-et-Moselle, France) since 2001. Among its activities related to the commercialization of new technologies for environmental protection and public health activities, the company has a unique pyrolysis technology (HalocleanBioEnergy ©) may apply to highly variable qualities and quantities of biomass. Today, through LORVER project, the society want to develop this process for contaminated biomass and demonstrate its practicability with a concret example. This will create a showcase to develop its new activites.
The GISFI (Scientific Interest Group on Brownfields) was established in 2002 with the aim to acquire knowledge and develop process for sustainable redevelopment of degraded soils by past industrial activities. It includes 12 laboratories of Lorraine (3 of which contribute to LORVER project), several partners (manufacturers, such as Valterra, Arcelor Mittal Real Estate France and institutional, such as EPFL) and has an experimental station on the site of Pole Environmental Engineering (Homécourt, 54) to study degraded soils and sites in real conditions.
This station is equipped with large lysimeter devices specifically dedicated to the study of degraded and polluted soils and their remediation, gained support from the state, the Lorraine Region, the General Conseil of Meurthe et Moselle and the Fund European Regional Development Fund. For LORVER project, GISFI will be responsible for scientific investigations on the upstream part, on the revaluation of abandoned soils and their adaptation to ensure a economical vegetable production and other ecosystem services.
The GISFI intervenes by its scientific methods, its experimental station and hiring a technician dedicate to plots monitoring. It will be helped by the society Microhumus Laboratory SA (associate partner) who has a unique scanning technology and expertise of soils, compost and other materials, the PROGEPI association member of GISFI/ and specializes in Life Cycle Analysis, and the Forest Research Center of INRA. GISFI laboratories involved in the project are:
- LSE: Soil and Environment Laboratory (Lorraine University-INRA),
- LIEC: Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Continental Environments (Lorraine University-CNRS),
- LRGP: Laboratory of Reactions and Process Engineering (CNRS).
FJV/VERTBILOR (Energetic Valorisation of Biomass in high Temperature Reactor in LOrraine) is a group as part of the Research Federation Jacques VILLERMAUX, three laboratories of Lorraine (LRGP, LEMTA and LERMAB) specialized in biomass energetic valorisation. It will be responsible for the scientific support of the "downstream part" which concern biomass transformation, valorisation process optimisation and product quality improvement.
Two laboratories involved are LERMAB (Research and Studies Laboratory on Wood Materials (UHP)) and LRGP (Laboratory of Reactions and Process Engineering (CNRS)). The LRGP, which operates on the whole project, provides the scientific project portage.
The CETELOR (Lorrain Textile Test Center) is a testing laboratory affiliated with the University Henri Poincaré including laboratory textile product analysis (fiber to the finished products) and a research and development center. It will evaluate and optimize natural fibers material valorisation.