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Biomass is at present the fourth most important source of energy in the world after hydrocarbons, water and nuclear materials.
“Mining in the Mecsek Hill has a future” was the motto of a conference held in Pécs jointly by the Mine Surveyor Department of the Hungarian Mining and Metallurgical Society, the Geological Institute of Hungary, the Solid Mineral Division of the Hungarian Chamber of Engineers and the Hungarian Mine Surveyor Foundation.
Pannonpower’s free biomass-sandbox was the highlight of the Children’s Day event held in Pécs Expo Center.
As commissioned by the authorities, the construction of the 35 centimetres thick soil layer has been started on the Budafa tailing pond. The cutting down of the existing – but not indigenous – greenery and the remediation of the area has already been successfully concluded on the former depot site located between Pécs-Vasas and Komló. Not including the installed soil depot, the full reclamation of the area owned by Pannon Hőerőmű Zrt. will be finished within a couple of weeks.
Around two-hundred Pécs-based primary school students were invited to discover and explore Tüskésrét. The remedied area of the former tailing pond of the Pécs power plant –just ahead of full reconstruction – served as an educational playground for the visitors.
The deforestation of invasive, but not native greenery marks the start of the recultivation works of the Budafa waste heap. A third of the reclamation of the 53 hectare area between Komló and Pécs-Vasas is conducted by Pannon Hőerőmű Zrt., and according to plans it will be finished in four months by covering the area with earth, followed by planting. The remainder of the works will be the task of the Mining Property Utilization Company.