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The Emilia Romagna of wine creates a system and focuses on sustainable development, focusing on the circular economy. Objective of the “Legàmi di Vite” project, which sees the coordination of Enoteca Regionale Emilia Romagna, and the technical support of the company Artemis and Studio Salami, with companies involved such as Caviro Extra, Caviro, Agrintesa, Cantina Forlì Predappio, Cantina di Carpi and Sorbara, Terre Cevico, Le Romagnole, Medici Ermete, Cantine Riunite & Civ, and which obtained from the Ministry of Economic Development led by Giancarlo Giorgetti, through Invitalia, the go-ahead for an industrial agreement that provides for an investment program of 95 million euros, which will create at least 70 new jobs.
A huge network, which brings together “the most important regional cooperatives, representing 12,000 member agricultural companies, for a total of 470,000 tons of processed grapes (61% of the production of Emilia-Romagna, data 2019) and 3, 4 million hectoliters of wine bottled per year. Important numbers also from the point of view of employment, with 1.2 million days of agricultural work and with about 2,800 units employed in the cellars ”.
The objective of the project, explains a note, is the development of a sustainable and circular supply chain, also with the development of an environmental protocol. “A new virtuous model of integration and aggregation to best enhance the image of regional wine, obtained with the support of the Emilia-Romagna Region with the Departments for Economic Development and Green Economy and Agriculture and Agri-food”.
The interventions that will be carried out in Emilia-Romagna will be many, including the transformation of agricultural products of the wine sector and their by-products (about 67,000 tons / year deriving from winemaking processes) into natural tartaric acid and advanced biofuels, energy efficiency in the processes production, reductions in greenhouse gases, reduction of the environmental impact of processes, construction and enhancement of wastewater purification systems leaving the plants (currently 560,000 meters of which per year of wastewater from agri-food activities sold in purification), improvement of packaging and storage systems. In addition of course to an expansion of production capacity “. For the implementation of the investment program, the Ministry of Economic Development provides concessions of approximately 36 million euros. “This loan rewards a model of doing business which, through an innovative manufacturing process based on environmental sustainability, enhances the excellence of the Emilia-Romagna wine chain”, Minister Giorgetti declared.


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