On Friday, March 11, about twenty college students visited La Falconera. The students of the 4th year of the Degree in Environmental Sciences at the UB, who are studying an optional subject in Environmental Restoration, were accompanied by their professors Beatriz Duguy and Josep Maria Ninot from the Department of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences of the Faculty of Biology of the UB.
The students arrived around 9:30 a.m. and quickly received the EPIS (reflective helmet and vest) from Promsa staff. During the day, the students had the opportunity to listen to professionals in charge of various relevant areas and to see the Falconera and its restored area.
The first introduction to the operation was made by the person in charge of the Falconera Pere Puigdomènec, who explained how all the extractive activity works, the type of stone and how the blasting is carried out. Once in the wooden house, Elena Colomina from the marketing department commented on the sustainability objectives of Promsa and Ciments Molins, as well as the details of the future restoration of the Falconera, focusing on the flora, fauna and relationship with the community.
One of the topics also discussed was how Promsa is using, in test mode, technosols, a very innovative methodology in quarry restoration. They are substrates activated with organic amendments that we use with three objectives: to revalue waste, to improve the fixation of CO2 in the soil and to help diversity by creating balanced soils.
He also agreed that Promsa has been selected by the ANEFA (National Association of Aggregates Manufacturers) to make a presentation on technosols at the future Congress of Aggregates, to be held on 25, 26 and 27 May in Oviedo . And finally, before the end of the day, the students were able to walk through the restored area of La Falconera, where they were able to study the botanical species in the area.
From Promsa we will continue to promote the dissemination of the work done in La Falconera in the field of restoration and welcoming universities and educational centers to promote biodiversity and the values of sustainability to society as a whole.