Vilafranca del Penedès, from 10th  to 11th  March  2016

Thursday, March 10th

Arrival of the participants, picking-up and transfer to the hotel.

7:30    Reception of the participants at the Enològica.

Words from the Mayor, Mr. Pere Regull.
Speech by Mr. Dionís Guiteras, President of Territory and Sustainability of the Barcelona Provincial Council.

1st   Working session:  The Energy in the 21st Century, Mr. Dionís Guiteras, President of Territory and Sustainability of the Barcelona Provincial Council and Mr. Gijsbert Huijink, manager of Som Energia.

  • Local Energy Production: The experience of the city of Bühl, Mr. Jörg Zimmer and Mr. Andreas Anton.
  • Cooperation of European Cities, Ms. Carme Ribes, Secretary General of  RECEVIN.

Analysis of Vineyard Biomass, Mr. Robert Savé, IRTA and Mr. Pere Navarro, Forest Consortium of  Catalonia.

Visit and Dinner at Bodegas Pinord.

Friday, March 11th

09:00    Picking-up at the hotel and transfer to the Enològica.

09:30    2nd  Working Session:

“Vineyards for Heat”.

An overview: Mr. Jordi Cuyàs, Project Coordinator.
The role of farmers: Mr. Joan Marcé President of the Covides cooperative.
Collection and Logistics: Mr. Juli Silvestre, Manager of Nou Verd.
The exploitation through a municipal company:  Mr. J.C.  Ferraté, manager of the Municipal Water Company of Vilafranca.

Other Experiences of use of biomass in the vineyard: Mr. Enrique Ferrando, Managing Director, and Mr. José Antonio Huertas, Vicepresident of Pelets Combustible de la Mancha, S.L.

Climate Change in the wine sector:  Mr. Miguel A. Torres, Chairman of Torres Wineries.

12:00    3rd    Working Session (Open to interested companies)

Visit to the facilities ( District Heating La Girada + Cava Vilarnau).

14:00   Visit and lunch in the Cava.

17:00  4th   Working Session: Analysis of the facilities visited. Generated ideas.

  • Mr. Josep Maria Martí, Councillor for Environment from Vilafranca Municipality.
  • Ms. Clara Santamaria, Manager of Clúster Innovi.
  • Interventions of Professor Cavalli (University of Padua) and Mr. Vicenç Segalés ( Head Environment of Codorniu).

19:00 Visit to Torres Wineries Renewable Energy Facilities (solar and biomass). General conclusions of the meeting.

20:30  Closing dinner and transfer to the hotel.