On Wednesday, April 27, 2022, the councilor for Strategic Projects of Vilafranca City Council, Aureli Ruiz, was present at the International Fair of Agricultural Machinery (FIMA) at the Congress Center of Zaragoza, to explain the energy use of the vineyard pruning biomass that is carried out in the Penedès thanks to the LIFE project ‘Vinyes […]
The Vinyes per Calor project
(2014-2017) located in the Penedès wine-growing area was a pioneer in closing
the circle of biomass from the pruning of the vineyard. Three years later, it
is still a successful case in the use of this type of agricultural biomass that
until a few years ago was treated as a waste and not as […]
PENEDÈS CIRCULAR, A NEW PROJECT TO PROMOTE THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF LOCAL RESOURCESVinyes Per Calor
Vilafranca City Council, the Penedès Garraf Association of Municipalities and the Alt Penedès County Council are promoting Penedès Circular, a project that invites companies to begin a process of transformation towards the circular economy and industrial symbiosis through an Innovation Ecosystem (IE).
This supramunicipal project wants to start the implementation of the circular economy in the […]
Vilafranca has hosted from Tuesday 25 to Thursday 27 February the meeting of the “Promoting the penetration of agrobiomass in European rural areas” AgroBioHeat project. During these three days, the project partners have discussed about the valorization of different types of agrobiomass, together with different European countries participating where different solutions are developed to take […]
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 […]
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 February 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 pruning […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]