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2002, 2018

“VINEYARDS4HEAT” SELECTED AS ONE OF THE BEST PROJECTS LIFE

VINEYARDS4HEAT has been selected by the LIFE program of the EU as one of the best projects (BEST LIFE) of those that have been closed during 2016 and 2017, and will participate in the awards ceremony to be held during the EU Green Week which will take place in Brussels during the month of May.

The […]

2501, 2018

VILAFRANCA CITY COUNCIL GIVES A DEFINITE GREEN LIGHT TO COMMERCIALIZE THERMAL ENERGY FROM THE BURNING OF THE VINE SHOOTS

Mayor Pere Regull: “it is the perfect circle: we channel the burning of vine shoots in the territory, social work is for social insertion companies, we avoid carbon dioxide and transform it into energy that we subsequently save”.

Vilafranca City Council has finally given a definitive green light on January 23rd to the generation and commercialization […]

2711, 2017

PRESENTATION OF “VINEYARDS4HEAT” IN TERRA ALTA

On Thursday, November 23rd, the VINEYARDS4HEAT project was presented in Gandesa, the capital of the Terra Alta wine region. The event was organized by the Consortium of Environmental Policies of  the Terres de l’Ebre (COPATE), within the framework of a Forum of companies accredited by the “Terres de l’Ebre” Biosphere Reserve declared by UNESCO in […]

211, 2017

VISIT OF CATALAN ADMINISTRATION EXPERTS

Taking advantage of a work day of the BIO4ECO Interreg Europe project, on Friday October 27th, a group of experts on Energy of the Public Administration of Catalonia (ICAEN, Provincial Council, Forest Technology Center of Catalonia, BosCat, …) visited Vilafranca to know first hand the “VINEYARDS4HEAT” project and to put in value the agricultural biomass […]

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 […]

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