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Ii Seminar Project F.The.And.L.D. "Protection of soil fertility" – 26/11/2019

On November 26, 2019, as part of a cycle of training interventions provided for by the FIELD Project – funded under the Regional RDP of Tuscany and coordinated by the C Analysis Center.A.The.M. S.r.l. of Follonica -, Graziana Masciandaro presented the activities of the LIFE Zeowine Project to 30 workers in the agricultural, agri-food and forestry, terrestrial sectors, managers and, in particular: agricultural entrepreneurs; owners of agri-food companies; directors and employees, also with managerial functions, of land management bodies, represented by municipalities, unions of municipalities, park bodies and public bodies that manage the sites of the Natura 2000 Network.

The aim of the project is to carry out innovation transfer interventions with the aim of strengthening the knowledge system and the transfer of innovation through information actions, aimed at those working in the agricultural, agri-food and forestry sectors, land managers operating in rural areas. The project aims to support the provision of information interventions aimed at carrying out dissemination activities of information relevant to agricultural, agri-food and forestry activities.

The intervention of Dr. Grazia Masciandaro – CNR-IRET Researcher of Pisa and coordinator of the LIFE ZEOWINE Project -, deepened the theme of "Protection of soil fertility and prevention of hydrogeological failure" with particular focus on "Soil management for the protection of fertility and the conservation of organic substance, containment of erosion".

Among the case studies were presented the activities and results of the LIFE ZEOWINE Project which has created a new soil improver to increase soil fertility in the wine sector. This fertilizer has been obtained by combining the properties of zeolite, whose use in the recovery of contaminated and degraded soils and environments has excellent potential in many sectors as well as in agriculture, with the stable organic substance of a compost obtained on a company scale from the reuse of waste processing grapes, pomace and shavings. The expected results of the application of this product to protected land are related to the overall improvement of soil quality in terms of essentially organic content, biodiversity, improvement of water and structural conditions, reduction of bioavailable copper content and total impact of greenhouse gas emissions, but also to increase the quality of the grapes and the state of physiological balance of the vines.

DN360 participates in the XXI Conference "Composting and Anaerobic Digestion" – Rimini 06/11/2019

On 6 November 2019, the LIFE Zeowine project took part in the XXI Conference on Anaerobic Composting and Digestion – I Conference on "Quality Organic Fertilizers and The Conservation of Organic Soil Fertility" – TECHNICAL SESSION.

The event was organized by the CIC – CONSORZIO ITALIANO COMPOSTATORI – in Rimini Fiera and was held on the day of 6/11/2019.

The project participated in the call for paper and technical-scientific reports on the use of organic fertilizers that assume the end of the waste status and that are the products of organic recycling and was selected for an oral presentation

The LIFE Zeowine project was presented by Davide Manzi – Researcher DN360 – in the panel dedicated to the management and valorization of organic waste: from a biorefinery perspective, the session addressed the problems related to the generation and enhancement of possible outputs deriving from organic waste recycling processes, ranging from biomethane to different types of organic fertilizers (soil improvers and fertilizers) , as well as compounds that can be used in various industrial applications.

I Seminar Project F.The.And.L.D. "Protection of soil fertility" – 28/10/2019

On October 28, 2019, as part of a cycle of training interventions planned by the FIELD Project – funded under the Regional RDP of Tuscany and coordinated by the C Analysis Center.A.The.M. S.r.l. of Follonica -, Graziana Masciandaro presented the activities of the LIFE Zeowine Project to 30 workers in the agricultural, agri-food and forestry, terrestrial sectors, managers and, in particular: agricultural entrepreneurs; owners of agri-food companies; directors and employees, also with managerial functions, of land management bodies, represented by municipalities, unions of municipalities, park bodies and public bodies that manage the sites of the Natura 2000 Network.

The aim of the project is to carry out innovation transfer interventions with the aim of strengthening the knowledge system and the transfer of innovation through information actions, aimed at those working in the agricultural, agri-food and forestry sectors, land managers operating in rural areas. The project aims to support the provision of information interventions aimed at carrying out dissemination activities of information relevant to agricultural, agri-food and forestry activities.

The intervention of Dr. Grazia Masciandaro – CNR-IRET Researcher of Pisa and coordinator of the LIFE ZEOWINE Project -, deepened the theme of "Protection of soil fertility and prevention of hydrogeological failure" with particular focus on "Soil management for the protection of fertility and the conservation of organic substance, containment of erosion".

Among the case studies were presented the activities and results of the LIFE ZEOWINE Project which has created a new soil improver to increase soil fertility in the wine sector. This fertilizer has been obtained by combining the properties of zeolite, whose use in the recovery of contaminated and degraded soils and environments has excellent potential in many sectors as well as in agriculture, with the stable organic substance of a compost obtained on a company scale from the reuse of waste processing grapes, pomace and shavings. The expected results of the application of this product to protected land are related to the overall improvement of soil quality in terms of essentially organic content, biodiversity, improvement of water and structural conditions, reduction of bioavailable copper content and total impact of greenhouse gas emissions, but also to increase the quality of the grapes and the state of physiological balance of the vines.

BRIGHT 2019 – Researchers' Night in Tuscany


Life ZEOWINE
told citizens at CNRin on
the occasion of BRIGHT 2019

The "BRIGHT 2019: The Researchers' Night" in Tuscany was held on September 27, 2019, with numerous scientific dissemination activities of the world of research to citizens in the centers and streets and squares of the historic center of all the cities involved, with information desks and workshops open to citizens who can meet and talk to researchers, appreciate their competence and passion and know the positive impact that the results of their work have on the quality of Life.

In Pisa, the BRIGHT 2019 program included a map of events divided by thematic areas that connects the universities and research institutes promoting the initiative: University of Pisa, Scuola Normale Superiore, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, CNR, INGV and INFN.

To underline the connection between the many research locations in Pisa, a city of research par excellence, the activities have been organized in 6 thematic areas:

What a Wonderful World/ Health4All/New Technology, Make it Real!/ European Year of Cultural Heritage/ Food Sustainability and the Climate Change/ European Paths. 

The areas, as every year, have affected the streets of the center up to the San Cataldo Area (CNR – Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry), passing through the museums of the University up to Calci. At each "stop" of the subway, visitors could meet the real protagonists of BRIGHT, the researchers, who told and explained to the public their work and their research.

The CNR-IRET had an info desk set up to illustrate the LIFE Zeowine Project and its relationship and relevance in relation to issues such as soil and biodiversity protection.

Soil protection and the use of zeolites in viticulture – Open Lesson – 27 March 2019

French Students at CNR

On 27/03/2019 reserchers of CNR-IRET of Pisa carried out a lesson dealing with the theme of “Soil protection and the use of zeolites in viticulture”
to a group of French students visiting CNR.

The life ZeoWine Project was widely presented and information material distributed 

Workshop “Zeolites in Agriculture, for soil fertility and plant health and nutrition” – San Miniato, 27 February 2019

On February 27, 2019 in San Miniato at CMM – Cosimo Maria Masini Agricultural Company – took place the Workshop “Zeolites in Agriculture, for soil fertility, and plant health and nutrition”

Representatives of the ZeoWine Project participated in the event with a planned intervention. within the first session “Zeolites and soil fertility”

Giovanni Mattii of the University of Florence – DIAGRI – addressed the issue of soil fertility, in relation to the vineyard management and vine nutrition.

Graziana Masciandaro and Serena Doni of the CNR-IRET explained the technical characteristics that led to the development of the ZeoWine Project itself and a guided survey was carried out in the area of the composting plots, to make the experience of the project closer to the audience of participants.

On this occasion it was also possible to consolidate a collaboration of the ZeoWine project’s working group with trepresentatives of the LIFE Vitisom Project, thanks to which it will be possible to use the prototype of precision compost-dispenser tractor – designed and built as part of their project – during the process of spreading the Zeowine product on experimental plots.

Life Green Grapes Project Workshop – 13 February 2019

On February 13, 2019, DN360 technical staff participated in workshop organized within the LIFEGreen Grapes Project, a project that aims to develop protocols based on techniques for the management of vineyards and vine nurseries using resistance inducers and biocontrol agents able to reduce the contribution of chemical inputs from the nursery to the vineyard, preserving and increasing soil biodiversity and improving the quality of final productions.

The participation of representatives of the LIFE ZeoWine Project in the workshop was an opportunity for strenghtening networking actions with another LIFE project that involves the same productive chain, and, in particular, to feed the discussion on aspects related to biodiversity associated with vineyard and the impact of the trials envisaged by the two projects on this aspect.

BIOVALE event

Davide Manzi of DN360 participates in the dissemination event of the Project AGER 2 “BIOVALE: BIOrefinery: VALore added of the Wine byproducts” (Grant No. 2017-2206) funded by AGER – AGricoltura E Ricerca, and organized by the University of Rome Tor Vergata in collaboration with the Association Donne della Vite

Several points in common with the LIFE ZeoWine Project, in particular in reference to:

  • Circular economy and sustainable development
  • Exploitation of waste from the agri-food industry, and in particular the wine supply chain
  • Technological and process innovation

In the discussion section on the topics presented, participants and researchers shared contributions and good practices and discussed the potential, criticalities and requirements related to the management and enhancement of supply chain waste and the introduction of innovations presented.

Networking with Life VITISOM Project

PROGRAM EVENT VITISOM

In order to strenghten  networking activities with other Life projects related to coherent issues addressed by the ZEOWINE Project, on 18th December 2018, some representatives of the consortium took part in the Life VITISOM Project Dissenation Event entitled “Innovation in biodiversity: the study of soils for the growth of a sustainable viticulture” carried out at the Conti degli Azzoni’s conference room in Montefano (MC)

Grazia Masciandaro and Serena Doni of CNR-IRET participated in the presentation session with specific speeches on the project.


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Life ZEOWINE Kick Off Meeting – Pisa, 6 December 2018

On 6 December 2018, the Kick-off Meeting of the LIFE ZeoWine Project was held at the CNR-IRET – Institute of Research on Earth Ecosystems – in Pisa.

They introduced the event with institutional greetings: Carlo Calfapietra – Director IRET- CNR; Roberto Pini – Head of IRET – CNR Headquarters of Pisa and Filippo Bedini of the Councilor for Environmental Policy of the Municipality of Pisa.

The project was presented by Grazia Masciandaro of the CNR-IRET- Project Coordinator- with an in-depth look at: the challenges, objectives and expected results.

The interventions were followed by
: THE TECNIC-SCIENTIFIC ASPECTS of THE PROJECT: THE COMPARTOFING OF VITIVICULAR AND ZEOLITE SCRAPS TO the CONCIMATI ON THE LIFE.

curated by
Francesco de Filippis of CMM – Holding of Poggio S.S. Agricultural Society that illustrated the aspects related to "The management of supply chain waste in a sustainability perspective and as a contribution to the circular economy in viticulture" and "The protocol of composting: procedures for processing supply chain waste and conditions for managing and maintaining compost"

Davide Manzi of DN360 explained the "Innovative fertilization systems in viticulture" proposed by the project and the ZEOWINEGiovan
Battista Mattii project of the University of Florence's DISPAA has delved into the aspects of the "Impact of the management of the biodiversity and the quality of grapes and wine"

Monica Pierucci and Sara Ricci P.Ri.Ma. Forma explained to the audience "The contribution to environmental policies and the expected impacts of the ZEOWINE Project under the LIFE Programme"

The event ended with a moment of open discussion with beneficiaries and stakeholders present in the room, with speeches by representatives of companies in the sector


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