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811, 2016

“VINEYARDS4HEAT” PRESENTED IN THE AREA OF THE PROSECCO SUPERIOR

On November 3rd, around 150 participants, including the administrators of the 15 municipalities of Conegliano Valdobbiadene, European Wine City 2016, interested citizens and young people attended the conference “Vine and Energy: the residues of viticulture and its energy enhancement: comparing experiences and perspectives “, within the framework of the first convention of the festival of […]

2110, 2016

PRESENTATION OF “VINEYARDS4HEAT” IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY

On 19th  October the project was presented in the “Technical Seminar on the promotion of forest and agricultural biomass for energy” organized at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre by the Basque Energy Board (EVE) and Hazi, the body for the Rural development, Marine and Food of the Basque Government.

At the conference, the Project Coordinator, Jordi Cuyàs […]

2809, 2016

PREPARING THE COLLECTION OF PRUNING 2016/17

On September 23rd, with the grape harvest in the Penedès already well advanced, the Project Coordinator Team met to prepare actions to be developed during the next winter pruning. The COVIDES Cooperative has already in place a list of winegrowers who will join the program and to whom will collect the pruning they have done […]

407, 2016

MEETING OF SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AND HEALTHY EATING LIFE PROJECTS

In the framework of a summer course at the University of Zaragoza, last July 2nd  a meeting of LIFE projects specialized in healthy eating and the production of renewable energy, especially in the agricultural and agribusiness sectors, took place in Huesca. In this sense, one of the projects was REWIND, which promotes renewable energy profitable […]

2504, 2016

PRESENTATION TO A DELEGATION OF URUGUAY WINE

Within the framework of a visit that have been  made in the Penedès by a delegation of the wine region of Canelones (Uruguay, an area of 30 Municipalities near the capital),they wanted to know the project “Vineyards x Heat”  in its environmental, social and technical, to study the feasibility of using the branches of the vine […]

1504, 2016

TECHNICIANS FROM SEVEN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES VISIT THE PENEDES TO KNOW THE PROJECT “VINEYARDS FOR HEAT”.

Promoted by the CIRCE Foundation, Center for Research Resources and Energy Consumption, based in Zaragoza, the visit comes within the framework of the project “up and running” seeking to know why the prunings from agricultural activity are not used, and publicize projects that work to adapt to the different realities of the productive areas of […]

1603, 2016

CONCLUSIONS OF THE EUROPEAN SYMPOSIUM OF THE LIFE PROJECT “VINEYARDS for HEAT”

The Symposium has successfully completed the goal of exposing the experience of the project “VINEYARDS for HEAT” to representatives of various European cities, who wanted to know the experience and appropiate it as their own.

The thesis of the project, in which the remains of the pruning of the vineyards can be a source of energy […]

1503, 2016

EUROPEAN MEETING IN VILAFRANCA ON VINEYARD´S BIOMASS.

This last Thursday 10th and Friday 11th of March was held in Vilafranca del Penedès an European Symposium in the framework of the Life project “Vineyards for Heat” which is being developed by the Municipality of Vilafranca in conjunction with INNOVI, COVIDES, NOU VERD. At the event participated representatives of institutions of research, production and […]

1003, 2016

VILARNAU AND CODORNIU TECHNICIANS DISCUSS THE COLLECTION OF BIOMASS.

On March 7th, technicians of Cavas Codorniu and  Vilarnau, companies involved in the project, checked on the ground  how  is being done the collecting and crushing process of the the branches. In this case the vine in which they worked  belongs to  Cavas Llopart and is located in the municipality of Avinyonet, in the heart […]

1902, 2016

FULLY FUNCTIONING STORE OF NOU VERD

The cooperative NOU VERD, as a partner of the project “Vineyards for Heat” carries out the logistics. So it has a crushing – collector machine that collects vine pruning, raises it from soil to clean it, then crushes, and charges it for its transportation to the store, and once there, it dries and, without further […]

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