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2305, 2017

COVIDES EXPLAINS THE PROJECT TO ALL ITS PARTNERS

Since 2015, Covides works in the project “Vineyards4Heat”, an initiative that aims to mitigate the problems arising from climate change by means of the reduction of greenhouse gases, through the use of the remains of pruning (biomass) to generate bio energy. In this way the CO2 emissions are reduced, the energy bill gets cheaper and […]

1905, 2017

VISIT OF BIOMASS RESEARCHERS FROM EXTREMADURA

Last May 17th, they visited the project VINEYARDS4HEAT those responsible for the Research Area of Biomass and Bioproducts of the Scientific and Technological Investigation Center of Extremadura, Luis Royano and Jeronimo González, to know first-hand the functioning of the project. They visited the Heat District of la Girada where they were able to share with […]

405, 2017

CONFERENCE FOR WINERIES 25TH OF MAY

Once lined the final stretch of the VINEYARDS4HEAT project, within the EU LIFE programme, it has seemed necessary to organize a Meeting aimed at those in charge of the Catalan wine cellars so that you can visit and discuss with your colleagues, who are working with the biomass of the vineyard to produce thermal energy, closing the circle of the vineyard.

We are aware of the difficulties involved in starting up new […]

2804, 2017

CONFERENCE DAY ADDRESSED TO TECHNICIANS

On April 27th, a day that was especially cold with the heating going on, was held at the headquarters of the Alt Penedès Regional Archives, which is part of the La Girada Heat District which runs exclusively with biomass of the vineyard, a conference day dedicated to technicians of the Administration and to Companies that […]

2604, 2017

PRESENTED THE PROJECT IN NOVO MESTO (SLOVENIA)

On April 21st, the Councillor for International Relations of Vilafranca’s Town Hall, Meritxell Montserrat, and the Head of International Relations, Carme Ribes, presented the project VINEYARDS4HEAT to those responsible for development of the Slovenian town twinned with Vilafranca, Novo Mesto, capital of the wine-growing region of the country, in the region of Dolenjska.

The project was […]

2903, 2017

THE PLENARY OF THE TOWN HALL COUNCIL APPROVES THE MUNICIPAL WATER COMPANY TO PRODUCE AND DISTRIBUTE RENEWABLE ENERGY

The VINEYARD4HEAT project, promoted by the Town Hall Council, the Cooperatives NOU VERD and COVIDES, and the INNOVI Wine Cluster, was started in 2014 with a significant step to guarantee its continuity: the modification of the Statutes of the municipal society of Waters (EMAVSA) so that it could operate as energy services company. During all […]

2403, 2017

NEW TECHNICAL CONFERENCES “VINEYARDS4HEAT”

On Wednesday, the 22nd of March, the Committee of Governance of “VINEYARDS4HEAT” met to analyze the works realized since it began the extension of the project and to foresee the activities of his final section.

The meeting was presided by the Mayor of Vilafranca, Mr. Pere Regull, and it counted among other assistants with the presence […]

303, 2017

VILAFRANCA’S TOWN HALL WINS THE AWARD ‘SUSTAINABLE CITY’, IN THE WASTE’S SCHEME CATEGORY, WITH THE PROJECT “VINEYARDS4HEAT”

The Auditorium of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment hosted the ceremony of the award Ciudad Sostenible, which during 14 consecutive years grants the Foundation Environmental Forum, with the support of the Ministry of Environment and the collaboration of Ecoembes, as the recognition in municipalities and local community authorities in Spain who […]

103, 2017

VISIT OF A DELEGATION OF THE RIOJA ALAVESA

In the last days they have visited the Penedès to learn about the project first-hand, a group of representatives of the zone of the Alavesa’s Rioja. In the delegation were present the President and the Director of the Winemakers’ Association of Alavesa’s Rioja (ABRA) that it groups the totality of the zone producers’, a HAZI’s […]

2702, 2017

WE WERE VISITED BY D.O. CARIÑENA AND CAMPO DE BORJA

On the 23rd, a group of Aragonese companies organized by the CIRCE research center in the framework of the uP_running project (www.up-running.eu), working on a European program to optimize the state of the use of vegetal remains to obtain biomass, in collaboration with ASAJA Aragón, came to know first hand the project of VINEYARDS4HEAT.  Among […]

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