NEWS > EASME Project Officer checks Cleanleach progress

On March 22th the Project Officer of the  Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) from the European Commission, Mr. Sarunas Zableckis,  made a visit to check the development of the CLEANLEACH project that is being executed in Spain and United Kingdom. CLEANLEACH project deals with reusing and treating leachates produced in horticultural production. An important goal of this project is the market replication of this sustainable technology. The visit went over two demonstration sites and the IRTA pilot plant, where the leachate collection and depuration techniques were developed for the first time.

In the morning, he visited the prototypes of hydroponic greenhouse and indoor plant nursery that have been constructed in Sant Boi de Llobregat by Buresinnova, leaded by Dr. Silvia Burés. IRTA researchers, Dr. Oriol Marfà and Dr. Rafaela Cáceres, guided Mr. Zableckis to visit the pilot plant that has been improved and tested to highligh the benefits of the system. Afterwards, the mentioned researchers and the project manager (Sergi Costa) held a meeting to discuss the progress of the project at IRTA premises in Cabrils.

In the afternoon, Albert Sorolla (CEO of Naturalea company), explained the first market-scale demonstration built in Spain, at Sala Graupera Nursery (Sant Andreu de Llavaneres).

Cleanleach project, which is cofunded by the eco-innovation initiative of the European Union, will end on 9th April 2016.


Cleanleach Project