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An affordable, easy to use tool for monitoring the wine production process, based on FTIR/ATR and an attached PAS gas cell

Objectif

The wine industry, which is made up of thousands of SMEs and family business, is an important contributor to the EU economy, providing countless jobs in vine cultivation and harvesting, wine production, bottling and distribution. However, the sector faces severe problems. Consumption is down, and exports from the New World are making huge inroads into the market. Over the last decade, imports have grown by 10% per annum, while exports are only increasing slowly. On current trends, excess wine production will reach 15% of annual production by 2010/11. The modern wine industry needs tools for process control and quality assessment in order to better manage the fermentation process, which is critical in determining the ultimate quality of red wine. During fermentation it is important to measure both substrate and product concentrations (sugars, phenolic compounds, etc.). However, analysis of these compounds by traditional means requires sample preparation, and in some cases several purification steps, proving time consuming, laborious and prone to human error, while offering no real-time data. To this end, this project aims to develop an affordable, reliable on-line tool for the rapid monitoring of red wine fermentation. Novel inspection techniques will be researched to determine their potential for predicting critical wine fermentation parameters. A prototype VITISPEC on-line monitoring system will be designed, developed and tested in a modern wine making facility and calibrated against existing methods. The results of this project will add real value to EU wine producers by raising the quality standards and consistency of their wine, strengthening Europe’s position as a leading wine producing region of the world and safeguarding the growth of many rural economies across EU-27.

Champ scientifique

  • /sciences sociales/économie et affaires/entreprise et gestion/commerce
  • /sciences agricoles/agriculture, sylviculture et pêche/viticulture
  • /sciences sociales/économie et affaires
  • /ingénierie et technologie/biotechnologie industrielle/technologies de biotraitement/fermentation

Appel à propositions

FP7-SME-2010-1
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Régime de financement

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinateur

IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Adresse
Calle Velazquez, No 94 Primera Planta
28006 Madrid
Espagne
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contribution de l’UE
€ 25 778,85
Contact administratif
Colm Digby (Mr.)

Participants (7)

BODEGAS TORRE DEL VEGUER SL
Espagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 214 648
Adresse
Paraje Torre Del Veguer S/n
08810 Sant Pere De Ribes
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Marta Estany (Ms.)
SOCIETE CIVILE D'EXPLOITATION DES CHATEAUX BOYD-CANTENAC ET POUGET
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 234 196
Adresse
Route De Jean Faure 11 Chateau
33460 Cantenac
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Lucien Guillemet (Mr.)
LNL ELEKTRIK ELEKTRONIK BILISIM VEDANISMANLIK LIMITED SIRKETI
Turquie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 212 725,60
Adresse
Odtu Teknokent Kosgeb Teknoloji Gelistirme Merkezi 402
06531 Ankara
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Basci Faysal (Mr.)
Optomesures
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 210 490
Adresse
Enceinte Serres
31590 Saint Marcel Paulel
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Genot Bernard (Mr.)
GASERA OY
Finlande
Contribution de l’UE
€ 221 669,25
Adresse
Tykistokatu 4
20520 Turku
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Juha-Pekka Kotro (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finlande
Contribution de l’UE
€ 17 618
Adresse
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Eija Huyonen (Ms.)
Forschungsanstalt Geisenheim
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 12 448
Adresse
Von-lade-strasse 1
65366 Geisenheim
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Markus Diehl (Mr.)