Mine restauration showing excellent results

Today, the Volterra team did another round of monitoring visits in Alcover (Tarragona area). We also checked the mine restoration project. Mines are very challenging to restore as there is almost no top soil and just rocks and stones. In this FTI trial with the new Cocoons we managed approx. 85% survival rate and this[…]

Technical visit in Baltanás

On November 22th, Volterra’s teams visited Baltanás (Palencia, Spain) where a plantation of holm oak mycorrhized with black truffle has been carried out with the help of Cocoon. Together with the property manager they evaluated the survival rate of the trees and they compared it with the survival rate of those planted without Cocoon (control[…]

New monitoring visit FTI trial areas

The last few days we visited the different South Catalonia trial sites for the FTI project. Among the visits we saw a previous experiment of April 2015 where we planted almonds with Cocoons. We saw fantastic growth of these almonds. No irrigation nor fertiliser has been given and especially 2017 summer has been brutal here[…]

Technical meeting raw material input from agrowaste in Barcelona

Today team members of Volterra met with Harrie Lovenstein of LLC to discuss the possibilities for incorporating certain materials from Spanish agro sources into the new Cocoons. For now it was decided to go ahead with the proposed 4 sources as mentioned earlier. Samples will be collected and sent to FGW to investigate their qualities[…]

Spanish agrowaste study in progress

The team of Volterra has been exploring several agricultural fields in Catalonia over the last few weeks. The objective is to find sources of agrowaste in large quanties available and with the correct characteristics (especially presence of useful of fibers, i.e. their length and distribution; presence of pollutants such as protein, sugars; and lignin contents) to[…]

Volterra plants Cocoons in Salamanca

On March 10th, Egbert Sonneveld and Sven Kallen, co-founders of Volterra Ecosystems visited Fundación Naturaleza y Hombre’s biological reserve located in the Campanarios de Azaba, outside Salamanca, Spain. Guided by the NGO’s president himself, Carlos Sánchez, Volterra was able to get a special guided tour of the remarkable reserve and its ambitious endeavours. This reserve[…]