Integrated, innovative and viable solutions to reduce the use of copper and its environmental impact in SUDOE region vineyards.
The use of phytosanitary products derived from copper to prevent diseases in organic and conventional viticulture causes serious environmental problems. According to the European Union, vineyards concentrate the highest amount of copper in soils.
In this sense, the COPPERPLACE project develops and validates a series of integrated, innovative, and viable solutions to reduce the use of copper and its environmental impact in vineyards. The solutions promoted within the project will be transferable and durable to allow that the wine sector complies with the new European law and promoting environmentally sustainable production.
The Chemical Technology Unit of Eurecat participates in the project by developing encapsulation technology for new efficient phytosanitary products that allow reducing the amount of copper used without generating microplastics.
The COPPERPLACE project counts with a consortium coordinated by the Wine Technology Platform (PTV) and formed by 13 multidisciplinary partners from Spain, France, and Portugal.