‘Ground-breaking’ project seeking to create soil
Scientists at the University are working with the world-famous Eden Project to explore how recycled and waste material could be transformed and then reused in agriculture and other sectors. The FABsoil project will research whether custom-made soils of varying characteristics can be designed for purposes across a range of locations and markets.
The team has sourced a range of waste material from small businesses across the South West made up of composted green waste, clay, grit and bark. They are currently testing a number of different artificial soil mixtures at open sites on the University campus, along with other samples that are more irrigated and controlled.