WETWINE project will establish a low-cost and easy system to manage and enhance winewastes through the treatment and recovery of wastewaters from wine process, adapting them to the discharge regulations and valuating winewastes by reusing them as a fertilizer adapted to the conditions and needs of the vineyards of the Sudoe area.

In addition, the project will develop dissemination activities (workshops, visits and personalized meetings), transfering of know-how and implanting this technology to the greatest number of users through different easy tools for end-users during and after the execution period of the project (software, manuals, etc).

The whole set of actions planned throughout the development of the project will increase the conservation and protection of the natural heritage, limiting discharges to the environment and increasing the economic development of the territory and activities related with the green economy, as well as mitigation of the risks produced by the wineries activity contributing to the sustainable development of the wine sector.

  1. WETWINE Valuation System

    The WETWINE pilot waste treatment plant at Santiago Ruíz Winery (El Rosal, Pontevedra) will consist of the following elements: storage and mixing tanks; hydrolytic / methanogenic anaerobic system; water wetland system and a sludge wetland system. The plant configuration is shown in Figure 1.



The WETWINE Project is composed of representatives of three countries in South-West Europe:
France, Portugal and Spain.

Axencia Galega da Calidade Alimentaria - AGACAL
  • Avda. do Camiño Francés, 10 - bajo - 15703 - Santiago de Compostela - A Coruña - España

  • +34 881 99 72 76

Asociación de Investigación Metalúrgica del Noroeste - AIMEN
  • Relva 27ª, Torneiros 36410 - O Porriño – Pontevedra – España

  • +34 986 34 40 00

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – UPC
Fundación Empresa – Universidad Gallega - FEUGA
  • Rúa Lope Gómez de Marzoa s/n, Campus Universitario Sur 15705 - Santiago de Compostela - A Coruña

  • +34 981 53 41 80

Dirección General de Agricultura y Ganadería Consejería de Agricultura, Ganadería y Medio Ambiente, Gobierno de la Rioja
  • Avda. de la Paz 8 -10, 26071 – Logroño - La Rioja

  • +34 941 29 16 00

Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Viticultura Duriense –AVID
  • Edifício Centro de Excelência da Vinha e do Vinho Parque de Ciência e Tecnologia de Vila Real -Régia Douro Park, 5000 033 – Vila Real – Portugal

  • +351 259 308 207

Institut Français de la Vigne et du Vin Pôle Sud-Ouest (IFV SUD-OUEST)
Institut National de la Recherché Agronomique (INRA)