Ita.Ca? The Italian way for a sustainable viticultura
"Ita.Ca", acronym of Italian Wine Carbon Calculator, was chosen by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, to be presented to the international commission that aims to define the new protocol for calculating carbon footprint in the basement of the International of Vine and Wine.
Let us now discuss some key points of this knowledge to understand what this choice.
What is carbon footprint?
We start from the impression label, the method of measurement that indicates how much biologically productive land is used to produce new resources that are consumed. A parameter that derives from the impression by offering more eco-design and concreteness is the carbon footprint that measures our impact on the environment due to the release of greenhouse gases. The adjective "Carbon" is derived from the English translation of Carbon and carbon dioxide refers to carbon dioxide which is the most commonly called carbon dioxide.
To measure the carbon footprint need to estimate the amount of carbon dioxide produced direttament eo insdirettamente
throughout the industrial process.
The first Italian computer to measure the carbon dioxide budget specifically for the wine sector.
Using the Ithaca Wineries can measure their impact on the environment and develop strategies for reducing emissions and production costs.
Who has developed?
Sata, Italian Agronomic Study under the guidance of prof. Leonardo Valenti with the scientific support of the State University of Milan.
What do you expect?
ItaCa.ViteVino, effective tool for the stock of greenhouse gases produced by the wine sector,
For the winery that uses it calculates precisely:
Primary es-Footprint: the amount of fuel used.
Footprint-secondary eg indirect emissions of greenhouse gases from energy purchased from outside suppliers: heating, cooling
Tertiary-footprint eg the CO2 produced in the manufacture of glass bottles, wine additives, fertilizers, plant protection products, etc..
Give way to the words of Sata:
"Our project wants to open a gap in this exploration to give companies, in a short time, a complete but simple to apply, useful to understand its working methods accordingly to drive production strategies, as well as available information and achieve also be spent in marketing. In a broader view, this initiative is innovative in Italy, wants to be an invitation to the National Institutions, Local Bodies and Consortia, to undertake further research in geographical area (Zone DOC, wine-growing regions and provinces), following the footsteps of those countries that show greater dynamism towards environmental issues. Knowing the situation on the ground is a key weapon in directing programmatic efforts to farsighted strategic decisions, to direct functional wisely and conscientiously Manufacturers opportunities to increasingly competitive and environmentally friendly. "
What are the wineries that eco-friendly edition have already chosen to take this path to environmental sustainability?
There are several wineries that have already chosen to monitor the production process and identify areas to improve efficiency and gathered information useful officially promote their environmental ethic:
Barone Pizzini - Franciacorta;
Berlucchi - Franciacorta;
Bosio - Franciacorta;
Brega - Oltrepò Pavese;
Ca 'del Bosco - Franciacorta - Caprai - Montefalco;
Castle Gussago - Franciacorta;
Distellerie Borgo Antico - Franciacorta;
Distellerie Franciacorta - Franciacorta;
Faravelli - Oltrepò Pavese;
Majolini - Franciacorta;
Pasini - Valtenesi;
Perlage - Prosecco;
Riccafana - Otrepò Pavese
In light of the picture painted, the choice of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to bring Ita.ca the International Commission for the new protocol OIV, there seems to be a decisive step towards a new route: Ita.Ca. points the way for eco-sustainable wine production country.
We hope that all the wine companies reflect on this point.
For more info on Ita.ca
Source: AGI, "The footprint of wine on our planet" www.asa-press.com of 27/01/2009