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The wine-growing region of Bordeaux has reduced its CO2 emissions by 30 percent since 2008. This was reported by the Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB) at the 12th environmental forum "Environnemental et Technique" in Bordeaux. The appellations had thus exceeded their original target of 20 percent in 2020. The main reason for the savings, however, are the lower production volumes. "In 2012 we marketed 5.6 million hectolitres of wine, in 2019 it was less than five million hectolitres. According to the calculations, the decrease in production explains most of the reduction in the carbon footprint. But it is also amplified by improved energy efficiency as well as changes in vineyard practices," explained Laurent Charlier, head of research and innovation at the CIVB.

The goal for 2050 is to reduce emissions by 74 percent, he said. To achieve this, the CIVB will apply comprehensive concepts from 2022 onwards, ranging from packaging to transport, from vinification to energy efficiency in production facilities, from the CO2 balance in the vineyard to the collection and re-use of fermentation gases in the cellar.

(ru /source: Winenews; photo: 123rf.com/spiritprod33)

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