Jorge Loredo  is a professor,University of Oviedo,Spain

Jorge Loredo


Organizing Committee


University of Oviedo


  • Menéndez, J., Ordóñez, A., Fernández-Oro, J., Loredo, J., Díaz Aguado, M.B. Feasibility analysis of using mine water from abandoned coal mines in Spain for heating and cooling of buildings. Renewable Energy, 146, 1166-1176. 2019.
  • J. Menéndez, Fernández-Oro, J., Galdo, M., Loredo, J. Pumped-storage hydropower plants with underground reservoir: influence of air pressure on the efficiency of the Francis turbine and energy production. Renewable Energy, 143, 1427-1438. 2019.
  • Menéndez, J., Schmidt, F., Konietzky, H., Fernández-Oro, J., Galdo, M., Loredo, J., Díaz-Aguado, M.B. Stability analysis of the underground infrastructure for pumped storage hydropower plants in closed coal mines. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 2019.
  • Menendez, J., Loredo, J., Galdo, M., Fernandez-Oro, J. Energy storage in underground coal mines in NW Spain: Assessment of an underground lower water reservoir and preliminary energy balance. Renewable Energy, 134, 1381-1391. 2019.
  • García-Ordiales, E., Higueras, P., Esbri, J.M., Roqueñi, N., Loredo, J. Seasonal and spatial distribution of mercury in stream sediments from Almadén mining district. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis,  2018.
  • Menéndez, J., Loredo, J. Capture of CO2 by reforestation with energy crops in closure mining areas. International Journal of Energy and Environment, 12, 92-97. 2018.
  • Marqués, A.L., Ribeiro, L., Roqueñi, N., Fernández, J.J., Loredo, J. A new graphic methodology to interpret the multivariate data analysis of hydrochemical data in orphan mine áreas. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 191, 43-53. 2018.
  • García-Ordiales, E., Covelli, S., Rico, J.M., Roqueñi, N., Fontolan, G., Flor-Blanco, G., Cienfuegos, P., Loredo, J. Occurrence and speciation of arsenic and mercury in estuarine sediments affected by mining activities (Asturias, northern Spain). Chemosphere, 198, 281-289.
  • Alvarez, R., Ordóñez, A., García, R., Loredo, J. An estimation of water resources in flooded, connected underground mines. Engineering Geology, 232, 114-122. 2018.
  • Menéndez, J., Loredo, J. Use of coal mines facilities in northern Spain for the production of sustainable energy. International Journal of Environmental Science, 2, 324-328. 2018.
  • García-Ordiales, E., Cienfuegos, P., Roqueñi, N., Covelli, S., Flor-Blanco, G., Fontolán, G., Loredo, J. Historical accumulation of potentially toxic trace elements resulting from mining activities in estuarine salt marshes sediments of the Asturias coastline (northern Spain). Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res.,   2017.
  •  García-Ordiales, E., Loredo, J., Covelli, S., Esbri, J.M., Millán, R., Higueras, P. Trace metal Pollution in freshwater sediments of the world´s largest mercury mining district: sources, spatial distribution and environmental implications. J. Soils Sediments, 17, 1893-1904. 2017.
  • Veiguela, M. Hurtado, A., Aguilar, S., Recreo, F., Roqueñi, N., Loredo, J. A risk assessment tool applied to the study of shale gas resources. Sci. Total Environment, 571, 551-560. 2016.
  • García-Ordiales, E., Loredo, J., Higueras, P., Esbri, J.M., Roqueñi, N., Cienfuegos, P. Impact of dissolved metals(oids) in surface water quality of the Almadén mine district. Journal of Environmental Science, 204-212. 2016.
  • García-Ordiales, E., Covelli, S., Esbri, J.M., Higueras, P., Loredo, J. Heavy metal contamination in sediments of an artificial reservoir impacted by long-term mining activity in the Almadén mercury district (Spain). Environmental Sciences and Pollution Research, 1-15. 2015.
  • Silva, V., Loredo, J., Fernandez-Martinez, R., Larios, R., Ordóñez, A., Gómez, B., Rucandio, I. Arsenic partitioning among particle size fractions of mine wastes and stream sediments from cinnabar mining districts. Environmental Geochemistry and Health. 2014.
  • Fernandez-Martinez, R., Loredo, J., Ordóñez, A., Rucandio, I. Mercury availability by operationally-defined fractionation in granulometric distribution of soils and mine wastes from an abandoned cinnabar mine. Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts. 2014.
  • Alvarez, R., Ordóñez, A., Loredo, J., Younger, P. Wetland-based passive treatment systems for gold ore processing effluents containing residual cyanide, metals and nitrogen species.  Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts,15(11),  2115-2124. 2013.
  • Ordóñez, A., Álvarez, R., Loredo, J. Asturian mercury mining district (Spain) and the environment: a review. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 20(11), 7490-7508. 2013.


   Participation in more than 180 International Conferences with presentation of Communications



  • Participation in more than 100 research projects and contracts with companies


5 Selected EU recent projects:

1. PROJECT LoCAL - : Low-Carbon After-Life: sustainable use of flooded coal mine voids as a thermal energy source – a baseline activity for minimising post-closure environmental risks.   EU. Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS). RFC-PR-13015 (SEP Nr 630993). 2014-2017. 2.PROJECT IDARTS - : Innovative and demonstrative arsenic remediation technologies for soils. European Commission. LIFE11 ENV/ES/547. University of Oviedo (Spain), Principality of Asturias (Spain), Sogener (Spain). 01-09-2012 / 31-08-2016.

3.PROJECT CAMINAR - : Catchment management and mining impacts in arid and semiarid south America. EU. VI Framework Programme. UE-07-032539. University of Oviedo (Spain), University of Newcastle (UK), Technical University of Lisbon (Portugal), University of La Serena (Chile), CAZALAC (Chile), University of La Paz (Bolivia), University of Arequipa (Perou). 01-02-2007 /  31-01-2010.

4.PROJECT TRANSCAT - : Integrated water management of transboundary catchments. EU. V Framework Programme. UE-EVK1-CT-02000124. University of Oviedo (Spain), ISQ (Portugal), GEO (Rep. Checa), University of Tesalónica (Grecia), University of  Ostrava (Check Rep. ), FEEM (Italy), University of Sofia (Bulgaria), University of Bochum (Germany). 01-02-2003 / 31-01-2006.

5.PROJECT ERMITE - : Environmental regulation of mine waters in the European Union. Unión Europea. EU. V Framework Programme. EVK1-CT-2000-0078. University of Oviedo (Spain), University of Newcastle (UK), NIOO (The Netherlands), Sevilla EU Joint Research Centre (Spain), University of Exeter (UK), University of Stockolm (Sueden), University of Freiberg (Germany), University of Sarajev (Bosnia). 01-02-2001 / 31-01-2004.




















Mining Geologist


Paris School of Mines, France


PhD in mining engineering

University of Oviedo. Spain.

  • Title of the Thesis: Application of the fluid inclusion studies to the metallogenetic research of the fluorite deposits of Asturias (Spain).



Master in Environmental Engineering

Minister of Industry / University of Oviedo, Spain


Mining Engineer

University of Oviedo, Spain


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