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ECOFASS-VIN - Innovative low impact distribution system for sparkling wine

Project Title : Innovative low impact distribution system for sparkling wine
Duration : January 2017-july 2019
Coordination : CG INDUSTRY
Status IFV : Partner

Summary :
Ecofass-Vin is a collaborative project for developing a innovative solution for storing and distributing local and regional wines. The project is coordinated by a French SME (CG Industry), and 5 partners are contributing (3 swiss, 2 French) and cover the whole value chain to develop and distribute this solution. The Swiss vineyard covers 14820 hectares mainly constituted by Chasselas grape cultivated by small wineries. This old cultivar is emblematic of the regions’ terroir. The Swiss Chasselas wine is sparking and needs adapted conditioning systems. CGindustry, a company specialized in plastic containers and food industry, who has developed an innovative conditioning system for the beer industry (“Ecofass”) wants to adapt this system to the wine industry. The idea is to provide a sustainable and environmentally friendly conditioning system. The system aims to preserve the quality of the wines and use less sulfites. Under the supervision of the Changins School and the “Ecole Hotelière de Lausanne” in Switzerland and with the environmental evaluation expertise of the French Wine and Vine Institute (IFV), CG industry wants to develop, with BIBARIUM company specialised in Bag-in-boxes conditionning, this promising solution to reduce distribution costs and environmental impacts. IFV’s role is to improve and validate the ecobalance of the whole production and distribution chain, and transfer the results to the French Savoie and Jura vineyards

Sophie Penavayre  

WETWINE - Transnational cooperation project for the promoting the conservation and protection of the natural heritage in the wine sector in the South West of Europe.

Project Title : Transnational cooperation project for the promoting the conservation and protection of the natural heritage in the wine sector in the South West of Europe.
Duration : 01/07/2016 – 30/06/2019
Coordination : INGACAL (Spain)
Status IFV : Partner

Summary :

Water consumption for cleaning wineries and treating winery effluents is an important issue. Vineyards require moderate use of fertilisers with adequate input of organic matter, nitrogen, phosphorus and oligoelements. The use of mineral fertilisers represents a high cost for vine growers, along with their potential impact on the soil and water quality.

WETWINE aims to help to solve effluent treatment in wine industries, through an innovative pilot, combining anaerobic digestion (methanisation) with planted filters for effluent treatment. The objective is to promote the valorisation and use of the territories’ resources and recycle effluents as a fertilizer in order to reduce the impact of the wine production on the natural environment.

The expected impacts of the project are :

  • Valorising winery effluents and limiting the emissions and contaminations of soil and water (valorization of 90% of effluents)
  • The WETWINE system and the fertiliser obtained will reduce 90% of the impact of the wineries in the SUDOE territory
  • Direct transfer of the results to the main wine production areas of the SUDOE zone (ie Rioja, Douro, Rias Baixas, Pays d’Oc).

Although the characteristics of wine effluents vary from a winery to another and depend on their activity and type of production, a common solution for treating effluents makes sense. It will be necessary to adapt the parameters of conception and functioning to each winery. The fertilizer obtained will also depend on the activity of the winery. In this sense, transnational cooperation will be necessary to adapt a solution to a common problem to each specific situation.

Laure Gontier
Thierry Dufourcq


EUCLID - EU-CHINA Lever for IPM Demonstration

Project Title : EU-CHINA Lever for IPM Demonstration
Funding : H2020 – SFS3b
Duration : 2015-2019
Coordination : INRA
Status IFV : Partner (Third party of ACTA)

Summary :

EUCLID is a four-year Research and Innovation Action funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020.

The overall objective is to secure food production for the increasing worldwide population while developing sustainable production methodologies to fight pests with an Integrated Pest Management approach (IPM), to be used in European and Chinese agriculture.

EUCLID research activity aims at developing more sustainable pest management methods in Europe and China in order to reduce the negative effects of pesticides on human health and the environment, to reduce economic losses in agriculture, and to provide scientific support to EU and China policies.

Tomatoes, leaf vegetables and grapes are the main crops of research, due to their economic relevance in the targeted markets; however, research outcomes will also have an impact on other crops. In addition, the project will consider the entire food product chain from agriculture to the final consumers.

The project is structured in three Research & Development workpackages (WP1, WP2, WP3), one demonstration workpackage (WP4), one workpackage dedicated to dissemination (WP5) and a workpackage devoted to project management (WP6).

The EUCLID project consortium is formed by 18 partners from 7 countries, which have been selected as to integrate in the project different experiences, including universities, research institutions, SMEs, retailers, in order to reach a variety of stakeholders such as farmers, consumers, policy-makers, scientists and entrepreneurs.

David Lafond


VALOVITIS - Valorising grape varieties from the Pyrenean Piedmont


Project Title : Valorising grape varieties from the Pyrenean Piedmont
Duration : 2016-2019
Coordination : IFV
Status IFV : Coordinator

Summary :
The wine market is becoming more and more worldwide and more competitive and companies from the wine sector need to innovate to stay in the race. The Pyrenean vineyards have a very high biodiversity and constitute a tremendous heritage.

From the roman times to the Saint Jacques de Compostelle pilgrimages, vineyards in the area of French and Spanish borders in the Pyrenees are very diverse and present a number of varieties.
Although there are numerous conservatories for vine cultivars, this valuable genetic heritage is in danger of being lost.

Some wild varieties only present in some conservatories or ancient vineyards could be revalorised on the market in order to answer specific demands, for high quality wines or bring more complexity to standard wines. Some of these varieties could well be better adapted to climate change.

VALOVITIS proposes several actions :
•    Participative inventory of the vine genetic resources in the project’s territory
•    Evaluation of their sanitary state and implementation of a conservation plan in existing conservatories
•    Evaluation of agronomic, technologic and aromatic properties
•    Knowledge transfer to the wine sector, selection sector and nurseries

Website (in French or Spanish)

Fanny Prezman

INVAPROTECT - Sustainable protection of plants against bioagressors

Project Title : Sustainable protection of plants against bioagressors
Duration : 2016 -2018
Coordination : LTZ (Germany)
Status IFV : Partner

Summary :

Several invasive species are menacing crops and natural areas in typical orchards and vineyards of the Rhine Superieur. A specific transnational study, from partners on both sides of the Rhine river, considering the different crops and microclimates, will analyse the propagation of these invasive species and will propose to the producers some sustainable protection measures from these pests.

Eric Meistermann


PAThOGEN - Transnational training for improving professionals' knowledge on grapevine virus

Project Title : Transnational training for improving professionals’ knowledge on grapevine virus
Duration : 2015-2018
Coordination : IFV
Status IFV : Coordinator

Summary :

PAThOGEN aims to improve professional’s knowledge and management of viral diseases in grapevines. This requires a versatile and dynamic training methodology adapted to the subject which will be developed involving e-learning sessions and field training.

The training content about grapevine viruses will be adapted to the specific requirements of participating countries (France, Italy and Spain) and the special characteristics of their viticulture systems. The content of the training will be available through an e-learning platform in English, French, Italian and Spanish. The e-learning platform will also integrate, among other features, assessment tools that allow us to track the progress of trainees and a gallery of images and pictures to illustrate the symptoms of different vineyard viruses.

The PAThOGEN project has special relevance to the ongoing evaluation during the different project actions, both in the implementation phase of the methodology and content of training courses. With this goal in mind an independent evaluation committee (Advisory Board) has been created, whose role will be to advise and validate various issues concerning the development of the tool and an external evaluation process which will evaluate the final version of the PAThOGEN training courses. Finally, the intention is to capitalize and disseminate the training tool and specific content developed, and promote its use among potential end users interested in the formation of both the participating countries and other EU countries.

Contact Anne-Sophie Spilmont Website  

SMARTAKIS - Smart farming thematic network : European Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKIS) towards innovation-driven research in Smart Farming Technology

Project Title : Smart farming thematic network : European Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKIS) towards innovation-driven research in Smart Farming Technology
Funding : H2020 – ISIB 02-2015
Duration : 2016-2018
Coordination : Agricultural University of Athens
Status IFV : Partner (Third party of ACTA)

Summary :

Smart-AKIS Network will: •    Create and disseminate an inventory of direct applicable solutions from the large stock of research results and commercial applications in Smart Farming in Europe, tailored to the needs of farmers. •    Foster the collaboration between the farmer community, extension and advisory services, research and Smart Farming technology providers for the promotion of new innovation projects and processes for the development of new Smart Farming solutions taking into consideration end-users’ needs and interests.

Such approach will take place both at regional level, in 7 Innovation Hubs located in France, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, Serbia, Spain and UK, as well as at a European wide level, as the online Smart Farming Community Platform will facilitate the dissemination of results and interaction between stakeholders, and being compatible with the EIP-AGRI Service Point, will ensure the long term accessibility of results.

Smart AKIS is a so called Thematic Network, a particular format of multi-actor projects promoted by EIP-AGRI and funded by EU’s Horizon 2020 programme. As a Thematic Network on Smart Farming, it will collect existing but insufficiently used scientific knowledge and best practices, making it ready to be used by practitioners through accessible and understandable materials, resources and tools that will enrich the EIP-AGRI database with concrete solutions that farmers can easily implement.

Specific Objectives of the Network are, to: 1.    Create an inventory of direct applicable solutions from the large stock of research results and commercial applications. 2.    Assess end-user needs and interests, and identify factors influencing adoption taking into account regional/national specificities. 3.    Generate multi-actor, innovation-based collaborations among different stakeholders. 4.    Set up of an ICT tool for the on-line assessment of the Smart Farming Technology solutions and the crowdsourcing of grassroots-level ideas and needs. 5.    Liaise with EIP-AGRI and its structures. Smart AKIS is composed of 13 partners from 8 countries, representing academia and research, farmers associations and cooperatives, advisory and extension services and the agricultural equipment industry.

Contact Christian Debord Website  

COST ACTION FA 1303 - Sustainable control of grapevine trunk diseases

Project Title : Sustainable control of grapevine trunk diseases
Funding : COST ACTION (FA1303)
Duration : 2013-2017
Coordination : Université Reims Champagne Ardennes (URCA)
Status IFV : Partner

Summary :

The goal of this Action is to develop a network of European expertise to improve understanding of GTD by acquiring knowledge on occurrence of pathogens, vine-pathogen interaction, ecology of wood-inhabiting microorganisms, and to develop new management protocols and biocontrol approaches. This COST Action gathers leading multidisciplinary academic researchers and institutes within Europe to propose new recommendations for the management of GTD and establish Europe as a world leader in GTD research to safeguard vineyards. This knowledge will be promoted in an effort to increase knowledge and awareness of the problem by disseminating information to end-users and authorities in the viticulture sector, and to the general public.

Contact Philippe Larignon Website  

WINETWORK - European thematic network on grapevine trunk diseases and Flavescence dorée

Project Title : European thematic network on grapevine trunk diseases and Flavescence dorée
Funding : H2020 -ISIB -2-2014 (grant agreement N°652601)
Duration :  2014-2017
Coordination : IFV
Status IFV : Coordinator

Summary :

WINETWORK is a European collaborative project for the exchange and transfer of innovative knowledge between European wine-growing regions to increase the productivity and sustainability of the sector. For 3 years, 11 partners of 7 European countries will exchange on their knowledge on two important diseases in vineyard: grapevine trunk diseases and Flavesence dorée. These diseases are well-known in many vineyards and have been extending for several years in different European countries, so it has a big economic importance in the European wine industry. As many winegrowers are testing innovative and sustainable approaches to fight against these diseases, it is very beneficial to capture these ideas and to share them between European countries. The project approach is based on interactions between a network of facilitator agents, regional working groups and two scientific working groups. This participatory approach will allow transferring results from science and practical knowledge to materials adapted to end-users. This network will promote interactions between scientists and practitioners to gather and share experiences and knowledge of different actors from the main wine producing European regions. The project will also identify the most important topics to be addressed after the end of the project, offering important replication opportunities and sustainability of the created network.

WINETWORK project will directly and regularly involve around 180 people to collect, identify and synthesize best practices and research results from all Europe in order to present and share it to the whole community. Contact Eric Serrano Website Leaflet Read European scientific working group  

INNOVINE - Combining innovation in vineyard management and genetic for a sustainable European viticulture

Project Title: Combining innovation in vineyard management and genetic for a sustainable European viticulture
Funding: FP7
Duration: 2013-2016
Coordination: INRA
Status IFV: Partner


InnoVine is a European collaborative project funded through the Knowledge Based Bio-Economy (KBBE) program, launched in January 2013.  During 4 years, it will involve 27 different partners from 7 European countries (Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal and Spain).

The wine industry is a major economic sector through the European Union where wine production represented in 2010/2011 about 60% of the whole amount elaborated on the planet. Nowadays, European wine producers must face several key issues and challenges. Within few years, climate change will affect the balance between the area of production and grape varieties and will change the impact of pests and diseases in vineyards. Winegrowers will have to respect the environment while competing with other new producing countries on a more and more globalized market.

In this context, the strategic goal of the InnoVine project is to support the European wine industry by matching consumers’ demands for top quality wines and food safety, citizen’s requests for eco-friendly production methods and winegrowers technical needs in a climate change background.

The project will: 1.    At the plant level, improve and design agricultural practices (canopy management, irrigation, fertilization, training systems, pest and disease control…) with the aim of maximizing berry quality, durable resistance to pests and diseases, and adaptation to climate change 2.    At the vineyard level, design, develop and test innovative agronomic systems integrating new agricultural practices and taking into account the variability of constraints met by European vineyards grown under a wide range of environments 3.    At the breeding level, diversify grapevine varieties with regard to desirable adaptive traits building on tools and knowledge developed through international breeding genomic initiatives.

Contact Eric Serrano Website  

STABIWINE - Use of biopolymers for sustainable stabilization of quality wines

Project Title : Use of biopolymers for sustainable stabilization of quality wines
Funding : FP7
Duration : 2012-2015
Coordination : Associazione italiana per l’agricoltura biologica
Status IFV : Partner

Summary :

Wine market is very competitive. EU producers need to reduce production costs and increase their sustainability standard while improving the quality of their wine. Wine stability is one of the most important quality parameters.

To avoid formation of cloudiness or precipitates in bottled wines, producers preventively treat it by mean of physical methods or additives. The present practices for tartaric, protein and oxidative stabilization are not suitable for each type of wine and production facility,in particular in small wineries (conventional and organic); moreover, they involve a large use of energy or water, can negatively affect overall wine quality and processing,impose sometimes the use of large quantities of coadjunts or additives, and can be at the original of significant product looses.

Aim of the project is to test effectiveness and suitability in winemaking of biopolymers – on new conception or already used in other sectors – and to make these new practices available for EU SME wine producers.

Addition of biopolymers to wine have shown the ability to inhibit the formation of tartrate crystals, potentially without negative side effects and with no use of energy and water. Other types of biopolymers are known for their ability to absorb proteins in a selective way, and can be adapted to winemaking purpose in order to avoid loss of product and to increase sensorial wine quality. Potential economical, environmental and social benefits are relevant. The project include evaluation of the effect of the treatments on human health and environment, and actions to facilitate the authorization of the new practices by international and European regulatory bodies for conventional and organic winemaking. Extensive dissemination and exploitation activities are foresees to allow fast tak-up of new technologies by SME-AG members and by all European wine producting SMEs.

Contact Philippe Cottereau Website  

WINETECH PLUS - Promotion of innovation and transfer of technology in the wine sector

Project Title : Promotion of innovation and transfer of technology in the wine sector
Duration : 2012-2015
Coordination : INGACAL/FEUGA
Status IFV : Partner

Summary :

WINETECH Plus is the continuation of the Winetech project and is a cooperation project in ethe SUDOE area. It aimed at constituting a network of facilitator agents for detecting and enhancing innovation in the wine sector.

Contact Carole Feilhes Website  

WILDWINE - Multi-strain indigeneous Yeast and Bacterial Starter from "wild ferment" wine production

Project Title : Multi-strain indigeneous Yeast and Bacterial Starter from “wild ferment” wine production
Funding : FP7
Duration : 2012-2015
Coordination : Hellenic Agricultural Organisation “DEMETER”(Greece)
Status IFV : Partner

Summary :

Aforetime, wines were produced by the resident grape/winery microbiota. Currently commercial Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Oenococcus oeni starter cultures are widely used to ensure a manageable process. Despite advantages, this may lead to sensory resemblance of wines from diverse origins, whereas exotic starters may fail to take over fermentation. Nowadays, the competitive nature of global wine market urges for the production of premium wines with regional character. Consumers also call for allergen-free wines made according to natural and organic procedures. To this end, the use of indigenous S. cerevisiae or non-Saccharomyces (wild) yeasts is a tool to create wine complexity and authenticity, while selected lactic acid bacteria (LAB) may effectively control malolactic fermentation and thereby eliminate biogenic amines (BA).

 The innovative scope of this project is to combine native S. cerevisiae with wild species and native O. oeni with other LAB in the development of peculiar yeast and bacterial blend starters, respectively. These formulations will be carefully designed to fulfill all the essential and desirable winemaking properties to serve as starters in induced wild fermentations for the production of specialty organic or conventional wines. For this purpose, the biodiversity of key EU viticultural areas will be thoroughly screened to identify strains of enological importance as per their phenotypic characters and genetic traits. Their eligibility will be validated in plant-scale fermentations and wines will be evaluated by sensory analysis and consumer acceptance testing. Outcomes will enable (a) ‘wild ferment’ technology in winemaking, (b) production of innovative, safe terroir wines and (c) meeting rules on organic wine production and BA content. By these means, the project will assist the SME-AGs from leading wine producing EU countries (France, Greece, Italy, Spain) to enhance marketing abilities towards a more competitive and sustainable wine industry.

The Project’s targets :

a.    Assessment of the indigenous yeast and bacterial diversity involving the isolation of the local yeast and bacterial biodiversity associated with the respective terroirs, the identification of isolates at the species level and the typing of isolates at the strain level with advanced molecular techniques b.    Pre-selection of strains with enological potential based on the evaluation of the enological characteristics of yeasts and bacteria by in vitro tests, the assessment of the genetic stability of strains with enological potential through karyotype analysis and the evaluation of the key enological traits of yeasts and bacteria by genetic and molecular analyses. The generation of enological yeast and bacteria culture collections for the respective viticultural zones is also foreseen. c.    Evaluation of the performance of pre-selected strains during micro-fermentations on the basis of fermentation kinetics, chemical and sensory characteristics of the finished wines d.    Implementation of selected strains and blends as starter cultures in pilot scale wine production. The performance of indigenous yeast blends, bacterial strains and inoculation protocols will be assessed in pilot-scale production of ‘wild-ferment’ wines at the premises of the wineries e.    Consumer studies will be implemented for evaluating the market potential for ‘wild-ferment’ terroir wines produced by the selected indigenous yeasts and bacteria f.    Exploitation, dissemination and training activities will be carried out to support the exploitation and to protect the Intellectual Property Rights of the project results, to disseminate the knowledge resulting from the project both to the members of the SME-AGs of the consortium and beyond to a wider audience and to train the SME-AGs and their SMEs to facilitate the take-up of the project results.

Contact Philippe Cottereau Website

PURE - Innovative Crop Protection for Sustainable Agriculture

Project Title : Innovative Crop Protection for Sustainable Agriculture
Funding : FP7 (contract number 265865)
Duration : 2011-2015
Coordination : INRA
Status IFV : Partner (Third party of ACTA)

Summary :

The overall objective of PURE is to provide practical IPM solutions to reduce dependence on pesticides in selected major farming systems in Europe, thereby contributing to a reduction of the risks to human health and the environment and facilitating the implementation of the pesticides package legislation while ensuring continued food production of sufficient quality.

PURE provided integrated pest management (IPM) solutions and a practical toolbox for their implementation in key European farming systems (annual arable and vegetable, perennial, and protected crops) in which reduction of pesticide use and better control of pests will have major effects.

For each of six selected farming systems, PURE will combine existing methods with new tools and technologies into novel IPM solutions addressing the biological, agronomical and economical diversity in Europe. The process relies on a generic methodological package and on six activities dedicated to the six farming systems, in which a design-assessment-adjustment cycle will be adopted to ensure continuous validation and improvement of the IPM solutions.

Contact David Lafond Website Leaflet Read

AD-WINE - High performance anaerobic digesters for the treatment of medium sized wineries effluents

Project Title : High performance anaerobic digesters for the treatment of medium sized wineries effluents
Funding : FP7 Marie Curie Action
Duration : 2011-2015
Coordination : Agua, Energía y Medioambiente Servicios Integrales S.L.U. (AEMA)(Spain)
Status IFV : Partner

Summary :

AD-WINE is a Marie Curie network project, included into the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission, and has started on December 1, 2011.

It is an interdisciplinary project, with 5 partners made up by an spanish wastewater company leader in the field of wastewater treatment (Agua, Energía y Medio Ambiente Servicios Integrales, AEMA) and four leading non-commercial organizations: Consorzio di Ricerche Applicate Alla Biotecnologia (CRAB) from Italy, Institut Francais De La Vigne et du Vin (IFV) from France, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universitaet Hannover (LUH) from Germany, and University of Newcastle Upon Tyne (UNEW) from United Kingdom.


Nowadays, winery industry treats millions of tons of grape and produces million cubic meters of effluents that, if not treated, cause environmental pollution. In general, the winery effluent mainly contain high organics pollutants charge and other pollutants such us mineral residues, earth, detergents and other toxic contaminants.

The treatment of waste waters from wineries are usually done by aerobic systems, which involves high energy costs because of the needs of oxygen required by this system. Moreover, during the treatment process, an excess of sludge is generated, which must be managed and leads to extra costs. Therefore, to provide a solution to effluents treatment of medium size wineries, it is necessary a profitable depuration system, with low energy costs, high yields in the elimination of pollutants and low waste production. ?

What AD-WINE will get ?

This project aims to develop an innovative anaerobic treatment plant, using high performance digesters able to treats medium sized wineries effluents, since actually anaerobic digestion only is profitable in wineries of big size.

The development of such digesters is presented as a good option to wineries due to its different advantages over aerobic processes: will help to lower the energy and operation cost of the plant, significantly reducing the production of sludge and residues, allowing a better valorisation of by-products and biogas, as well as will allow to comply with limits established by the legislation, and carry out the European objectives in terms of production of renewable energies.

Contact Jöel Rochard Website

BIODIVINE - Demonstrating biodiversity in viticulture landscapes

Project Title : Demonstrating biodiversity in viticulture landscapes
Funding : LIFE + 2009
Duration :  15/09/2010 – 31/12/2014
Coordination : IFV
Status IFV : Coordinator

Summary :

The LIFE+ 2009 BioDiVine project is about managing biodiversity in vines through landscape. Prevention of pests, diseases and weeds, as well as preservation of soil from erosion or chemical alterations by overuse, salinisation, acidification, or other chemical soil contamination, may be considered at different hierarchical scales. While the field scale has traditionally received much interest in strategic and applied research, the higher hierarchical scales of landscape have only recently gained consideration.

Interdisciplinary research on issues such as functional biodiversity and landscape connectivity demonstrates that new options arise when systems management are approached from landscape scale.

Over the last decades, many attempts have been made to enhance the quantity and quality of semi-natural elements left in the countryside such as hedges, groves or ground covers.

Most mentioned reasons for the improvement of such habitats are: •    To contribute to nature conservation (food, shelter, migration habitats of plants and animals) •    To improve environmental quality (buffer strips to prevent pesticides and nutrients contamination) •    To promote the aesthetic and legacy values of the countryside.

The LIFE+ 2009 BioDiVine projects is about emphasizing the above motivations, by enlarging its scope at a landscape level; and also suggest management plans using biological struggle through conservation to demonstrate and enforce the reliability of functional biodiversity.

Contact Jöel Rochard Website Leaflet Read

ADFIMAX (continuation of DEMYBE project) - Demonstration of innovative filter aid technology to reduce undesirable substances (pesticides and mycotoxins) in beverages such as wine and beer

Project Title : Demonstration of innovative filter aid technology to reduce undesirable substances (pesticides and mycotoxins) in beverages such as wine and beer
Funding : FP7 SME
Duration : 2012-2014
Coordination : REALDYME SA
Status IFV : Partner

Summary :

Project Context and Objectives:

ADFIMAX® is demonstrating the production scale up and the commercial potential of a selective filter aid that was the foreground of a previous FP7 program: DEMYBE.

The design and valuation of production process scale-up has been completed. An improved continuous processing unit is under construction and is expected to be fully operational in the autumn. A scale up micronisation unit has also been installed. These progressive developments have allowed the streamlining of the process and the more efficient utilisation of in-house drying and processing facilities. In addition bulk solvent levels have been considerably reduced, diminishing on going operational risk. Project Results: Market application demonstration has successfully taken place on increasingly large quantities of wine (1.000 l) in France. These large scale test (5) did not encounter trouble concerning all major filtration parameters: pressure, speed, volume, quality of filtration, taste, ….. The majority of filtration trials have been carried out using body feed techniques but considerable progress has also been made in the production of effective filter sheet media. Initial test with filter-sheet demonstrated a better than expected selective filtration (removal of OTA and pesticides) so this route to the market is now also confirmed. Regulatory work was achieved by the submission of a full dossier to the French food administration (DGCCRF) and to the German institute Fresenius. This body of work has led to the acceptance of Adfimax materials as a safe food contact agent by German Federal and US Food and Drug Authorities. Potential Impact: The coming months will see a continued expansion of all these programmes resulting in large scale production and even wider evaluation of our product. Central to this work will be the development of an appropriate business model capable of delivering the benefits of the Adfimax® system to the widest possible markets. Clearly this model will focus on the exploitation of filter media but it will also encompass wider potential process enhancements including the exploitation of secondary metabolites and other phyto chemical components already isolated from the principal production stream. Contact Valérie Lempereur Website

ECOWINERY - This project aimed to provide methodological tools for eco-building conception of wineries

Project Title : ECOWINERY
Funding : Leonardo Da Vinci
Duration : 2012-2014
Coordination : IFV
Status IFV : Coordinator

Summary :

The ECOWINERY project aimed to provide methodological tools for eco-building conception of wineries to growers, winemakers, domain managers, technical consulting, architects or teachers and students in viticulture (initial and continuing training).

IFV has already partially content General training, which was structured around five independent modules:

•    Module 1: Energy and regulatory contexts. •    Module 2: Architectural approach and eco-design. •    Module 3: Energy approach related to construction industries (geothermal and solar energy, heat pump, green walls and rooftops) and thermal recovery. •    Module 4: Optimisation of water use in wineries, especially through landscaping, such as reed beds for effluent treatment. •    Module 5: Follow-up and evaluation of a winery eco-design project and its environmental impact.

A summary of these five modules has been conducted to define the content of awareness module. However, eco-design issues are specific and different depending on the specifics of each cellar, it is impossible to develop a single general documentation, which would not allow a transfer of effective innovation.

The modules and training tools have therefore been transfered to the local context. Under the project, each partner was responsible for the technical implementation of the training, adapted to the specific characteristics of the basement, ground and environment (topography, water access, outdoor environment) or participants. audience. The modules are now available on the e-learning platform. This 27 months project aimed to educate and train professionals to a new and innovative concept, but also to give all possible keys for interested persons to implement it in viticulture and widely in agriculture (such as breweries, dairies, farming).

Contact Jöel Rochard Website  

TOPPS Prowadis - Train Operators to Promote Best Management Practices and Sustainability

Project Title : Train Operators to Promote Best Management Practices and Sustainability
Funding : ECPA European Crop Protection Agency
Duration : 2012-2014
Coordination : ECPA European Crop Protection Agency
Status IFV : Partner

Summary :

The TOPPS prowadis project started 2012 and ended 2014 and has the aim to reduce Plant Protection Product (PPP) entries into surface water from applications in the field. It builds on the TOPPS – Life project (point sources) and has its focus on aspects related to runoff / erosion and spray drift. The project is executed in 7 countries with the help of 13 local partners and crop protection experts from ECPA.

Project tasks: •    Develop diagnosis tools to enable a risk analysis practical and applicable in the field •    Develop a toolbox of mitigation measures appropriate for variable farming situations •    Recommend Best Management Practices (BMPs) •    Discuss BMPs and tools with a broad group of stakeholders in national and European forums to achieve broad acceptance and support •    Develop information and training materials for advisers and operators •    Organize trainings and demonstrate mitigation measures (pilot areas) •    Disseminate materials and key information through media (print, video, pictures, web etc)

Contact Sébastien Codis Website  

VINECO - Application of Life Cycle Assessment for eco-innovation in wine production

Project Title : Application of Life Cycle Assessment for eco-innovation in wine production
Funding : Eurorregión Pirineos-Mediterráneo
Duration : 2013-2014
Coordination : Cyclus Vitae Solutions, S.L (spain)
Status IFV : Partner

Summary :

VINECO aims to offer guidelines to enterprises and others actors from the wine sector in the Pyrenees-Mediterranean Euroregion sector (Cataluña, Islas Baleares, Midi Pyrenées y Languedoc – Roussillon) in order to make a more efficient use of natural resources, reduce their environmental impact, and enhance competiveness, innovation and internationalisation.

These eco-innovative measures will be addressed, firstly, to the wineries participating in the pilot test. Secondly, these measures will be gathered in a best practices guide for the wine sector industry in this Pyrenees-Mediterranean Euroregion that will help it to reduce the environmental impact of their activities.

Partners of the project have been chosen among different stakeholders within the Pyrenees-Mediterranean Euroregion, being representatives of innovation in the field of research and environmental consulting (Cyclus Vitae Solutions, S.L) , innovation in the wine sector for regional development (Institut Français de la Vigne et du Vin Sud- Ouest) and economic promotion (Menorca Chamber of Commerce).

Technical excellence in sustainability, innovation applied to the wine sector, sustainable economic development and competitiveness make it a trinomial that is key that ensures the success of a project of this nature.

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E-Viticlimate - this project aimed at maintaining the richness and diversity of the European vineyard faced with climate change challenges

Project Title : Eviticlimate
Funding : Lifelong learning programme
Duration : 2011-2012
Coordination : IFV
Status IFV : Coordinator

Summary :

The E-VitiClimate project aimed at maintaining the richness and diversity of the European vineyard faced with climate change challenges thanks to an appropriate and innovative training of its viticulture technicians.

It has helped European trainees to acquire and use key knowledge to protect, maintain and exploit in the best conditions the European vineyard and all its related economic activities. It has also contributed to improve the quality and encourage innovations based on ICT in the practices and content of education and professional training in the viticulture sector. Finally, it has contributed to improve the appeal of education and professional training in that sector, by promoting innovative practices and their transfer in all the partner countries.

The main goals of the project were: •    To give a boost to a different way of learning in the viticulture sector; •    To propose a comprehensive and innovative training on viticulture and climate change that will integrate the cultural and territorial diversity of the European vineyard, through high international cooperation; •    To inform all European viticulture mentors and trainers on climate change, its effects on viticulture and adaptation techniques. These goals were be achieved through the: •    Adaptation of a training material on climate change, its effects on vineyard and the different techniques and process to adapt the European vineyard to these changes, in the project four languages, cultures, techniques; •    Creation of an interactive information platform; •    Test, evaluation and adaptation of the training platform in the four project countries; •    Organisation of a pilot training and information day in each project country, with viticulture technicians and representative of professional training centres from various institutions; •    Dissemination of the training in the European educational system.

The large dissemination of both the interactive platform has allowed a larger understanding of climate change stakes for viticulture, and initiate a deep reappraisal of viticulture techniques. On the long term, through the monitoring of wine producers by technicians that followed the E-VitiClimate training, this project will permit the establishment of sustainable practices in the European vineyard.

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Winenvironment - Environmental savings for vineyard cultivation and wine production

Project Title : Environmental savings for vineyard cultivation and wine production
Funding : Programme Compétitivité et Innovation – Eco-innovation (Contract n°239045)
Duration : 2009-2010
Coordination : IFV
Status IFV : Coordinator

Summary :

The Winenvironment European project comes from the involvement of wine industry stakeholders into sustainable development which aims to a coherent and long-term viable balance between economy, social and environment. Indeed, aware of the wine industry environmental impact and facing the rise in water, energies and wastes treatment’s prices, wine industry actors determined an objective: reducing the wine industry environmental impact while promoting its business competitiveness.

The project demonstrates ecological innovative techniques and an environmental methodology for vine cultivation and wine production which will contribute to the saving of the environment. Indeed, 3 eco-innovations tools are tested in 16 cellars: a specific environmental management system, “Qualenvi”, developed and implemented by the Vignerons Indépendants de France (VIF), a product recovery system technique developed by INOXPA, and an innovative filtration technology by BEGEROW.

The 12 European partners involved in the project chose to evaluate these eco-innovations focusing on 3 environmental criteria: water consumption, energy consumption (electricity, fuel and gas) and wastes production. Besides, a fourth criterion is taken into account: an increase of the competitivity to the winegrowers due to a decrease of their production expenses and an improvement of their management.

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Vinaromas - Aromatic valorization of Pyrenees Central Massif wines

Project Title : Aromatic valorization of Pyrenees Central Massif wines
Funding : INTERREG POCTEFA 2007-2013
Duration : 2009-2011
Coordination : IFV
Status IFV : Coordinator

Summary :

VINAROMAS is a cooperation project bringing together the French Vine and Wine Institute (IFV), applied research center in wine making and viticulture, and the Laboratory of Aroma and Oenology Analysis (LAAE) in Saragossa (Spain).

The project aims to valorize wines from the Pyrenean mountains from cultivars such as Fer Servadou, Gros Manseng, Grenache and Carignon, through: •    Identifing molecules from these 4 varieties participating in the wine aromas •    Research of aromatic typicity in wines from these varieties •    Evaluation of the impact of different wine making techniques on the aromatic potential of these varieties •    Creation of specific tools for technicians and oenologist to increase the aromatic quality of wines

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PRACSENS - Remote Sensing Technique for Aeroengine Emission Certification and Monitoring

Project Title : Remote Sensing Technique for Aeroengine Emission Certification and Monitoring
Duration : 2004-2007
Coordination : M2A Technologies SARL/ ITV
Status IFV : Partner

Summary :

The PRACSENS project aims to produce a tool for education on new sensors and their applications in industry. It is mainly focused on PRACTICAL effect and aims to favour the measurement in small and medium sized companies. The PRACSENS project gives the possibility to access actual application of innovative technologies in the measurement. This education tool provided the link between the latest theories, progress in scientific research and practical use in industry.

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