Project deliverables and impact


  1. Advanced phytotechnology for mitigation of climate change when applied to contaminated military lands.
  2. Ash after gasification of Miscanthus biomass.
  3. Demonstration of the effective use of biochar in advanced phytotechnology.
  4. Process simulation of syngas and bio-oil conversion pathways.
  5. Data on assessment the climate change mitigation via a) advanced phytotechnology; b) gasification of biomass; and c) utilization of biochar as carbon storage.
  6. Syllabus of new and advanced PhD programs, courses on the exploitation of advanced phytotechnology. Textbook on mitigation the climate change through advanced phytotechnology.
  7. Demonstration of HUB on advanced phytotechnology for recovering the military lands.

Security relevance / impact

This project is relevant to the SPS Key Priority in Climate Change because it develops innovative and low-carbon advanced phytotechnologies for the remediation of contaminated military lands. The project addresses the following specific issues:

  • Decreasing GHG release via multiyear growing of C4 plant M×g;
  • Utilization of biochar from waste as carbon storage; and
  • Gasification of miscanthus biomass as alternative energy.

The project is relevant to the SPS Key Priority in Environmental Security as it focuses on key environmental and resource constraints: Climate Change and increasing needs for energy security. The project addresses the following specific issues:

  • Improving biomass gasification and waste pyrolysis as an alternative energy source.
  • Valorisation of by-products from gasification and pyrolysis; and
  • Improving soil health at contaminated military lands

Project impact

The main impacts of the project are:

  • Mitigation impact: a) improving M×g biomass waste gasification and pyrolysis as alternative energy sources, ensuring by-product valorization; b) intensification of biochar as carbon storage; c) GHG mitigation during the exploitation of M×g advanced phytotechnology.
  • Environmental impact: a) improving soil health on mixture contaminated military lands; b) utilizing ash after gasification in agriculture; c) valorization of by-products of gasification/pyrolysis (syngas and bio-oil) to energy and chemicals; d) utilizing biochar.
  • Education impact: enhancing knowledge of climate change mitigation effects and environmental security in NATO and partner countries.
  • Socio-economic impact: a) strengthening the cooperation and information exchange among NATO countries and partner country – Ukraine; b) generating new knowledge for the world scientific community; c) improving the economy through the demonstration of an alternative energy source, the valorization of by-products, and climate change mitigation.

End users

The groups which will benefit from the research and its application are a) local military administrations in Ukraine involved in the revitalization of military lands; b) SMEs dealing with the waste treatment technologies; c) stakeholders dealing with mitigation of climate change; d) institutions involved in the remediation of contaminated lands; e) university communities involved in strengthening programs in climate change and environmental security.