Life Regrow

It is a LIFE Environment Policy & Governance project (LIFE16-ENV / ES / 000331) co-financed by the European Union.

The project lasts for three years (start date 01/10/2017- end date 31 / 06/2021). The development of the project will be carried out Mora (Toledo, Spain) under the coordination of the Exmo. Mora City Council and the cooperation of the Asociación Española de Municipios de Olivo (AEMO), the SME Gestión de residuos Manchegos (GESREMAN), and the universities of Almería (UAL) and Miguel Hermandez (UMH).


  • regenerate a rural brownfield (olive mill wastewaters-OMW abandoned ponds)
  • by applying different in situ biorecovering strategies (bioremediation and phytoremediation/composting) for site decontamination
  • and reclamating the area to grow a green multifunctional infrastructure with educational purposes
The objective is to restore a space occupied by a disused wastewater pond, applying in situ different biological strategies (bioremediation, phytoremediation and composting) in order to reduce pollution, transforming the area into a multidisciplinary green infrastructure educational and training



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Interesting article about our project

Under the Title "Microbial communities of the sewage sludge from the oil mill stored in evaporation ponds: the resource for sustainable bioremediation", our partners from the University of Almería and the Miguel Hernández University, from Elche (Alicante) shelled their research papers highlighting: The biodegradability of OMW sludge is hampered...

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Mercacei Magazine publishes the scientific results of Life Regrow.

Under the title "Effect of different bioremediation strategies of vegetable water ponds on refractory organic compounds", you will find an extensive report on the Life Regrow project in Mercacei Magazine, in its Number 105 (November 2020 - January 2021), on pages 204 to 209 (both included). An extensive report by the scientific teams of our...

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Dissemination at the European Researchers

Our colleague, María José López López from the University of Almeria, has participated in the European Night of Researchers with the title "The secret life of waste."

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