Networking between LIFE projects in Zaragoza

11.07.2016 By: UNIZAR

Last July 1st, representatives of the UNIZAR and PCTAD attended to the networking event between LIFE projects organized by the LIFE REWIND coordinators, the University of Zaragoza (UNIZAR), with 6 other related projects. The event was undertaken in the framework of a summer course of the University.

The summer course named Renewable energy, electricity and hydrogen: present and future of energy in the rural area and agricultural machinery” has many objectives:
a) demonstrate and disseminate new production technologies in situ with renewable energy for irrigation, farms and other agro-livestock exploitations;
b) Technical, environmental and economic analyses;
c) hydrogen production and its application in agricultural mobility and machinery.

Each one of the projects described their objectives, activities developed so far and later on a round table on sustainable production and food was carried out. The Zero Residues project was presented by Dr Mª Eugenia Venturini. Click here to see the presentation.

The projects of the round table were:
1.      Cero Residuos (LIFE12 ENV/ES/902): towards a sustainable production and supply chain for stone fruit
2.      Freshbox (LIFE13 ENV/ES/1362): a sustainable transport solution conserving quality of fresh produce, reducing waste & fuel consumption
3.      Integral Carbon (LIFE13 ENV/ES/1251): Development and global enforcement of GHG capture photobioreactors in agroindustrial activities
4.      Vineyards4Heat (LIFE13 ENV/ES/776): Vineyards for carbon footprint reduction: a sustainable strategy to use biomass for heat & cold in wineries.
5.      Factory Microgrid (LIFE13 ENV/ES/700): Electric vehicles to grid, renewable generation and Zn-Br flow battery to storage in industry
6.      REWIND (LIFE13 ENV/ES/000280): Profitable small scale renewable energy systems in agrifood industry and rural areas: demonstration in the wine sector
7.      MULTIBIOSOL (LIFE14 ENV/ES/486): Innovative fully biodegradable mulching films & fruit protection bags for sustainable agricultural practices

Photos of the on site visit and presentations can be seen below.