Carbon footprint reduction in wineries
November 2021 - December 2022
SUMMARY AND OBJECTIVES
The main objective of this project is to reduce the carbon footprint of the grape harvest, integrating environmentally friendly systems that support the production of organic wine at Bodegas Sumarroca. It is expected that this initiative will be extended to the wine production value chain and will have continuity in two subsequent phases: wine production and distribution. During the harvest, portable machinery (generators) is used at times of maximum consumption of fossil fuels. It is proposed to apply hydrogen technology in the energy generation required at these specific times. To this end, a prototype of a generator set that works with H2 will be defined, adapting the fossil combustion technology to generators with less environmental impact, which can operate for the greatest number of hours without affecting the final price of wine. The final solution will be managed from an IoT ecosystem (Internet of Things), which will optimize the use of the different energy sources (H2 and fossil fuel) to achieve an optimal balance from an energy, sustainability and environmental point of view. The IoT algorithm will include the management of the supply of the H2-powered group, taking advantage of the surplus of the existing photovoltaic installation, to H2 production and recharge, allowing a cost optimization compared to the purchase of energy from the power grid.
The role of Fundación Hidrógeno Aragón in this project is the study of alternatives for the adaptation or replacement of the conventional genset to hydrogen technology and support in the selection of study variables, control parameters and performance calculation for hydrogen-powered gensets.