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 May 2013 due to its landscape richness, the representativeness of its Mediterranean ecosystems and its biodiversity conservation model. In July 2015, the “Terres de l’Ebre, Biosphere Reserve” brand came into force, an instrument to ensure that territorial quality can be reflected in the quality of products and services.

In this context, and with the presence of the Technical Director of COPATE, Josep Aragonés and other technicians of the Consortium, the coordinator of VINEYARDS4HEAT, Jordi Cuyàs, explained how the Vineyards Circle can be closed, supporting renewable energies and helping to obtain quality products made with procedures and energy that do not harm the biosphere but protect it.

At the end of the presentation, a broad debate was opened in which the interest of both companies and Administrations was exposed to use biomass as an energy source, giving more value to agricultural biomass, especially that of the vineyard.