On July 10, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. the conference “The environmental rehabilitation of degraded mining areas: a performance review and future perspectives” will be held at the Small Auditorium of the LNEC Congress Center (Lisbon), organized by the CPGA / SPG and by LNEC in the framework of the Cycle of Geotechnical Lectures to Think about the Environment.

The conference will be given by Eng. Edgar Carvalho from EDM.

Registration is free, but mandatory, for email cpga.spg@lnec.pt

More information here.

EDM will be present at Green Business Week 2018, which will take place from 11 to 13 April at the Lisbon Congress Centre.

This year’s event will focus on the concept of “Smart Cities” in terms of efficiency, mobility, digital platforms, sustainability, the creation of opportunities for research, education and business creation. It will be an opportunity to reflect on the future of the organization of our cities.

Forming part of the exhibition area for entities overseen by the Office of the Secretary of State for Energy, of the Ministry for Economic Affairs, the focus of EDM – Empresa de Desenvolvimento Mineiro, SA is on the reclamation of geological resources and the environmental remediation of areas degraded by abandoned former mining operations and on the recovery of geological resources with great potential, in particular LITHIUM, whose increasing demand driven by its use in batteries justifies the government’s priority, implemented through the launching of specific proposals for the main areas available in the country.

The conference Digital Transformation in Energy | Low-voltage concessions: opportunities and challenges will take place on 12 April, from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. In addition to registering through the invitation, you should send an email confirmation to Nelson Lage.

Schedule now available here.

EDM is attending the PDAC 2018 Convention and can be found at the INVESTORS EXCHANGE stand 2,136 in halls F and G of the South Building.

By participating in the PDAC 2018 Convention, EDM aims to achieve 2 complementary objectives:

1. On the one hand, to publicize EDM’s activities both in the field of environmental rehabilitation of degraded former mining areas, in which it does pioneering work at an international level, and in the field of prospection and surveying of mineral resources, in which it has a number of ongoing projects. The intention is to identify partners or investors for possible consortia (in the case of Prospection and Surveying) or to identify opportunities to provide services (in the case of environmental rehabilitation);

2. The other area of focus is the promotion of investment in the highly promising mining sector in Portugal, specifically with regard to LITHIUM, demand for which has grown exponentially due to the issue of batteries for electric cars and where Portugal is currently preparing 12 international tenders to allocate areas for Prospection and Surveying with a view to exploiting the huge existing potential.

Rollup PDAC 2018

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The EDM made a technical presentation on the topic “Environmental Rehabilitation of São Domingos Old Mining Area in the Iberian Pyrite Belt: a phased approach” at the session “Mining Techniques and Circular Economy”, held at Metallic Mining Hall (MMH) on 19 October 2017, in the Palace of Exhibitions and Congresses of Seville (FIBES).

In this session, Eng. Edgar Carvalho from the EDM presented the strategy of Environmental Recovery of the Former Mining Area of São Domingos, which integrates six phases of intervention, of which Phases 1 and 2 are underway, in a total investment of about 7 million euros to be made between 2015 and 2019.

The European Mineral Resources Day 2017 will be officially opened on 21 and 22 September by the European Commission in Nordkalk, Kurevere and Kunda Nordic Tsement in Estonia.

The 10th anniversary of this event is celebrated in several countries and is attended by companies, universities and associations through seminars, workshops, and visits to mines, quarries, factories and museums.

More information on the objectives of the celebration and the initiatives to be held between 22 and 24 September 2017 in various countries can be found on the European Minerals Day website.

On 8 and 9 June, the Annual Meeting of Partners of the Guide of the Portuguese Geological and Mines Sites, which is exclusively for the participation of the Partners, will be held at the Star Hotel Auditorium in São Domingos (Mértola).

Likewise, the 6th São Domingos Miners’ Meeting, the program of which can be consulted here, will be held on 9 and 10 June.

The EDM participates in the organization and activities of these two events.

On 8 May, EDM – Empresa de Desenvolvimento Mineiro, SA attended the 2017 Annual Event of the Portugal 2020 Operational Programme Management Authorities on “On the Way to Portugal 2020 – Funding Outcomes and Opportunities”, which took place at the Convento de São Francisco in Coimbra.

In a parallel session on European Union Funds for SUSTAINABILITY – for a “Greener” Portugal, a case study entitled Interventions in the Field of Remediation of Environmental Liabilities was presented by Dr. Luís Pita Ameixa, voting member of the Board of Directors of EDM.

Lousal Living Science Centre is organizing an event on 8 and 9 April, as part of Partners of the Mining Trail Week, which invites visitors to discover the former mining area of Lousal and the importance of mineral resources in our daily life.

Explore the former Waldemar Mining Gallery as you step into the role of an investigator, visit the inside of the power plant – the former heart of the mine and discover how this whole system functions as a veritable open-air laboratory.

Further information at:
Av. Frédéric Velge
7570-006 Lousal
Telephone: 269 750 520/522


EDM – Empresa de Desenvolvimento Mineiro, SA will be present, from 15 to 17 March, at Green Business Week, which will be held at the Lisbon Congress Centre. It is an event focusing on the challenges of sustainability and the promotion of green growth, and at the same time acts as a meeting point for the transfer of knowledge.

Forming part of the exhibition area for entities overseen by the Office of the Secretary of State Secretary for Energy, of the Ministry of the Economy, the focus of EDM – Empresa de Desenvolvimento Mineiro, SA is on the recovery of geological resources and the environmental remediation of areas degraded by abandoned former mining operations.


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