Skip to main content

INCREASING MICROALGAE BIOMASS FEEDSTOCK BY VALORIZING WINE GASEOUS AND LIQUID RESIDUES

Objective

Motivated by an urgent need to mitigate climate change and, particularly, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from food value chains, REDWine focuses on the utilization of biogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) from the wine fermentation process for microalgae biomass production and valorisation. A powerful synergy across bio-based industries results in REDWine’s innovative circular business model, which allows wine manufacturers to efficiently treat their liquid and gaseous effluents while profitably diversifying their revenues through the valorisation of Chlorella biomass into multiple high-value ingredients. The REDWine concept will be realized through the establishment of an integrated ‘Living Lab’ demonstrating the technical and economic viability of a system for collection and storage of the off-gas and liquid effluents of a 20,000L wine fermenter and its adaptation to microalgae cultivation and energy efficient harvesting technologies, in order to use 90% of the CO2 collected, to produce biomass. REDWine will demonstrate a circular concept through the development of a simple biorefinery to be deployed in the winery which will yield sustainable and cost competitive ingredients for food formulations (protein and fatty acids), cosmetics (peptides, carotenoid rich oils and active polysaccharides), agriculture (carbohydrates as vine biostimulants) and wine production (proteins for wine clarification). The proposed REDWine solution is expected to reduce the GHG emissions of the entire wine production value chain by at least 31% while potentially generating over €15M in revenues and creating 45 new jobs for a 7ML size winery on a 3-year time horizon. REDWine is led by primary producers, the AVIPE wine producers’ association, in partnership with 11 other very committed entities, including 7 SMEs, 1 LE, 2 RTOs and 1 UNI. The proposed consortium assures the all the needed multidisciplinary knowledge and a level of redundancy required for effective implementation of the project.

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-JTI-2020
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

BBI-IA-DEMO - Bio-based Industries Innovation action - Demonstration

Coordinator

AVIPE-ASSOCIACAO DE VITICULTORES DO CONCELHO DE PALMELA
Address
Rua Padre Manuel Caetano N26
2950-253 Palmela
Portugal
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 621 092

Participants (11)

A4F ALGAFUEL SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 665 261
Address
Estrada Do Paco Do Lumiar Campus Do Lumiar Edificio E R/c
1649 038 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 858 867
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa
Activity type
Research Organisations
INLECOM COMMERCIAL PATHWAYS COMPANYLIMITED BY GUARANTEE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 682 812
Address
Core B Block 71 The Plaza Park West
D12 WDN2 Dublin 12
Activity type
Research Organisations
LIPOTEC SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 15 920
Address
Calle Isaac Peral 17
08850 Gava Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALGAMA
France
EU contribution
€ 395 623
Address
81 Rue Reaumur
75002 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PERVATECH BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 300 890
Address
Heliumstraat 11
7463 PL Rijssen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COLDEP DEVELOPPEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 201 915
Address
Blvd Niels Bohr 66
69100 Villeurbanne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOVIS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 068 927
Address
Vor Dem Kreuzberg 17
72070 Tubingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO POLITECNICO DE SETUBAL
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 274 314
Address
Edificio Sede Campus Do Ips
2910-761 Setubal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IDENER RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT AGRUPACION DE INTERES ECONOMICO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 337 843
Address
Calle Early Ovington 24-8
41300 La Rinconada Sevilla
Activity type
Research Organisations
Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia I.P.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 253 280
Address
Rua Da Amieira
4466-901 S.mamede De Infesta
Activity type
Research Organisations