With 28.000 ha of vineyards, 5.800 growers, bottlers, wineries and 1.500.000 hectolitres of annual average production, the renewable supply is guaranteed. The same is true for the resulting energy consumption, particularly in wine companies, as well as other business, equipments and residential sectors in a near future.
The project aims to apply and implement a Vineyards Virtuous Circle (VVC) as a local strategy to mitigate climate change contributing to meet the goals to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) according to the SEAP (Sustainable Energy Action Plan) derived from the political commitment and engagement to the Covenant of Mayors. The Vineyards Virtuous Circle makes profit of vineyards pruning to generate heat and cold for wineries. This VVC involves all actors of the biomass value chain: biomass suppliers from vineyards, collectors of biomass, and consumers of energy, with the supervision of an institutional guarantor: the municipality of Vilafranca.