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709, 2017

PUBLISHED ON THE WEB THE FINAL REPORT OF THE PROJECT

The VINEYARDS4HEAT website has published the final report of this LIFE project, also called LAYMAN’S REPORT, in Catalan, Spanish and English, in order to facilitate the real information of the experience to all the people and entities interested in knowing it and replicate it.

The report sets out the location of the project, its organization, explains […]

1207, 2017

VINEYARDS4HEAT PARTICIPATES IN THE SUMMER COURSES OF THE “UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAÍS VASCO”

Last July 5th, in the course on A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE IN THE WORLD OF WINE organized by the University of the Basque Country in Laguardia, capital of the Rioja Alavesa, the VINEYARDS4HEAT project was presented as a reality that makes the world of wine more sustainable.

The presentation was given by the project Coordinator, Jordi Cuyàs, […]

1007, 2017

THE MUNICIPAL COMPANY OF WATER CAN ALREADY SELL THERMAL ENERGY

The Plenary session of the town hall of Vilafranca approved last 28th of March the financial report exercise, through the Municipal Water Company EMAVSA, the business activity to market thermal energy, in accordance with previous agreements that modified the statutes of EMAVSA to be able to exercise this activity. The agreement is now final, once […]

1206, 2017

EVALUATION MEETING OF THE COORDINATION COMMITTEE

On the 6th of June, once finished and formalized the contract with the LIFE programme, the Project Coordination Committee met to evaluate the work carried out and to prepare the documentation to be submitted to the European Commission in the coming weeks. To the meeting, the Commission’s instructor Mariona Salvatella attended the project, who in […]

2605, 2017

THE CONFERENCE DAY WITH THE CONSULTANTS OF WINERIES MARKS THE CELEBRATION OF THE 25 YEARS OF THE LIFE PROGRAM IN THE E.U.

On Thursday 25th of May it was held in Cavas Vilarnau a Conference day of the project forming part of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the presence of the LIFE program of the E.U. dedicated to the promotion of good practices in the management of environment and climate, as remarked by the coordinator of VINEYARDS4HEAT, Jordi […]

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 […]

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 […]

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