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1902, 2020

THE USE OF THE BIOMASS OF THE VINE TO GENERATE HEAT ENERGY EXTENDS INTO THE PENEDÈS REGION

Sant Martí Sarroca has started the installation of a biomass boiler and a heat network in order to feed the heating and water systems of three municipal buildings: the Sports Hall, the Jaume Balmes school and the Xic Martinenc nursery.

The new boiler, with 540 kW of power, will be fed with biomass from the vineyard […]

1802, 2020

BOOSTING BIOENERGY IN THE WINE SECTOR

The Cooperative Winery La Granada has been one of the speakers of the technical day Boosting bioenergy in the wine sector, which took place on Wednesday March 12th in the Enològica building of Vilafranca del Penedès.

The Cooperative Winery La Granada has presented its experience of this last year in relation to the collection of the […]

2706, 2019

BIOECONOMY IN THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE

On June 12th, the CIRCE Foundation, together with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the National Rural Network and ASAJA, organized a Conference on the application of circular bioeconomy for rural development through biomass in the auditorium of the Ministry’s headquarters.

In this meeting, the Ministry  exposed the strategic framework of the bioeconomy and the opportunities […]

2103, 2019

THE COOPERATIVE WINERY LA GRANADA COLLECTS AND MARKETS THE PRUNING

The collection of the pruning of the Penedès vineyards that are part of the VINEYARDS4HEAT project is being carried out this year 2019 by the Bodega Cooperativa de La Granada, which has taken on this task in a professional manner and has won the tender to supply the Vilafranca Heat District that is already managed […]

1403, 2019

VINEYARDS4HEAT CONTINUES TO USE THE PRUNING OF THE VINEYARD

On March 11th , two delegations that later shared an analysis situation of agricultural biomass in Catalonia and Spain visited the Vineyards4Heat  project; one was integrated by the manager of the Cluster of the Biomass Of Catalonia, Marc Cortina, accompanied by the expert in energy produced by forest and agricultural biomass, Albert Casas, both met  […]

1902, 2019

RECOGNITION OF GOOD PRACTICES

In the framework of the conference on democratic innovation and local government, organized by the Federation of Municipalities of Catalonia (FMC) and the Pi i Sunyer Foundation, which took place on Thursday, February 14th with the attendance of about 450 participants, they were recognized the initiatives of 81 municipalities that have received the certificate of […]

701, 2019

VISIT OF STUDENTS TO THE DISTRICT HEAT

During the first trimester of the school year 2018/19 almost a hundred of students of high school education of the municipality have visited the boiler of biomass of la Girada that works 100% with the pruning of the vineyard of the territory of the Penedès.

During these visits, the young people, who study in different Secondary […]

512, 2018

NEW PROJECT WITH BIOMASS OF THE VINE

”Vilafranca, one Megawatt more of Biomass” is an essential component of a transformative initiative of the Penedès territory initiated with the ”VINEYARDS4HEAT” project. After demonstrating its viability with two and a half years of experience and coordination of the actors of the territory, we want to move forward with the extension and establishment of a […]

312, 2018

IN PROGRESS THE WORKS TO THE SOCIAL HEALTH CENTER

During the last few days, the works to bring hot water from the District Heat of La Girada to the “Ricard Fortuny” Socio Health Centre, at a distance of 400 meters, have begun, following the agreements reached between the municipal water company EMAVSA and the Centre so that it would heat and have hot water […]

410, 2018

VISIT OF THE NETWORK OF CITIES AND TOWNS TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY

The Network of Cities and Towns organized a technical visit on Circular Economy and Biomass, on September 26th, in Vilafranca del Penedès.

The visit is part of the series of workshops on the Circular and Green Economy promoted by the Network with the support of the Barcelona Provincial Council and the Environmental Forum Foundation.

The circular economy […]

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