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Integrated Approaches for Sustainable European Wine Production

Objective

About 65% of the world’s wine production is managed by European winegrowers. Wine production in Europe is traditionally performed by small and medium sized, family owned companies and co-operatives. Solid and liquid residues are not treated in an appropriate way what has a serious impact on the environment. Wine production is known to produce high amounts of wastewater with sometimes extremely high organic loads (COD 2.500-67.000 mg/L). This leads to shock loads to municipal wastewater treatment plants or to serious impacts on rivers and lakes, in case the vineyard is not connected to a sever system at all. In addition, solid residues are also not handled properly, being in many cases deposited in vineyards as compost or fertilizer, whose degradation leads to odour formation and ground water contamination and infectious diseases. These treatment systems have been proven to be ineffective in complying with the legislative environmental requirements, disposal regulations, and safety restrictions for solid re-use. Moreover, the tremendous potential of the remaining high-value, biologically active substances and valorisation activities are generally unused or unknown. In addition, environmental legislations and quality regulations become stricter and force vineyards to take measures to improve the environmental situation in wine production. The associations are aware of this situation and want to initiate necessary R&D activities to offer technical assistance to their member SMEs. To cope with this challenge the wine producers need technnical support. Therefore SUSTAVINO intends to help the European wine producers, to meet environmental regulations by providing an Environmental Quality Strategy for Sustainable Wine production (EQSW), which will encompass integrated approaches for treating and valorising wastes in a cost-effective and ecological way, and carrying out comprehensive training and capacity building to the SMEs and SME-AGs.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2007-2
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Coordinator

VEREIN ZUR FORDERUNG DES TECHNOLOGIETRANSFERS AN DER HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN EV
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Am Lunedeich 12
27572 Bremerhaven
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 53 421
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Schories (Dr.)

Participants (14)

CONSEJO REGULADOR DE LA DENOMINACIÓN DE ORIGEN RIBERA DEL DUERO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 158 350
Address
Hospital 6
09300 Roa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Agustin Alonso Gonzalez (Mr.)
VIGNAIOLI PIEMONTESI SOCIETA COOPERATIVA AGRICOLA

Participation ended

Italy
Address
Via Alba 15
12050 Castagnito
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Guilio Porzio (Mr.)
SPVE SOCIEDADE PORTUGUESA DE VITICULTURA E ENOLOGIA ASSOCIAÇÃO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 150 051
Address
Rua Pedro Homem De Mello 91 Hab 9 3
4150-599 Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joao Costa Lerne (Mr.)
SVAZ VINARU CESKE REPUBLIKY SDRUZENI - Association of Czech Grape Growers and Wine Makers
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 64 398
Address
Zizkovska 1275
69102 Velke Bilovice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Pucek (Mr.)
CENTRAL UNION OF VINE AND WINE PRODUCING COOPERATIVE ORGANISATIONS OFGREECE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 101 871
Address
Louizis Riancourt 73
11523 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paraskevas Kordopatis (Mr.)
CRAMELE HALEWOOD SA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 55 612
Address
Str Gageni 92
100132 Ploiesti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roxana Constantinescu (Ms.)
ARVAY & Co. Ltd

Participation ended

Hungary
Address
Joszef Street 2 A
3911 Tokaj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Angelika Arvay (Ms.)
THILO HOLSTEIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 162 175
Address
Backhausgasse 45
67271 Kindenheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thilo Holstein (Mr.)
Solar de Muñosancho
Spain
EU contribution
€ 76 206
Address
Don Sancho 10
47005 Valladolid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Concepcion Gonzalez Puerta (Ms.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 17 000
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Philippe Steyer (Mr.)
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO AGRARIO DE CASTILLA Y LEON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 15 013
Address
Carretera De Burgos Km 119
47071 Valladolid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Silvia Perez Magariño (Dr.)
INSTITUTO PORTUGUES DE VITICULTURA E ENOLOGIA ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 11 224
Address
Rua De Pedro Homem De Mello 91
4150 599 Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francisco Jose Ferreira Monteiro (Dr.)
VIGNERONS INDEPENDANTS DE FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 187 524
Address
Place Félix Eboué 4
75583 Paris Cedex 12
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christophe Chevré (Mr.)
ALANA-TOKAJ MEZOGAZDASAGI BORASZATI KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 47 991
Address
Damjanich U 4
3036 Gyongyostarjan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Attila Gábor Nemeth (Mr.)