Alpha Omega – Water Conservation and Reclamation

Company Summary: Alpha Omega, a family-owned, boutique winery in the Rutherford appellation, in the heart of Napa Valley, began its journey in 2006 to be recognized as one of the great wine estates of the world. Founded by Robin and Michelle Baggett, Alpha Omega utilizes prized grapes from its own sustainably farmed vineyards and other […]

Willamette Valley Vineyards – Greywater System

COMPANY SUMMARY: Founded in 1983 by Oregon native Jim Bernau with the dream of creating world-class Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley Vineyards has grown from a bold idea into one of the region’s leading wineries, earning the title “One of America’s Great Pinot Noir Producers” from Wine Enthusiast Magazine.  Our mission in growing cool-climate varietals is to […]

The Family Coppola – Energy and Cost Savings in Upgrading Wastewater Treatment Technology

Executive Summary: Our primary objective was to improve the energy and cost savings through the upgrading of our Wastewater Treatment Technology. We started by requesting ideas from each staff and nowadays many of those creative suggestions have been implemented and have contributed to energy savings. In the wastewater treatment, the solution adopted was a Fine […]

Environmental Waves – Algae Bloom Elimination in Fervença River

Development Area: Water / Operational Equipment During the warmer months there have been more frequent algae blooms in rivers, lakes, ponds, canals, reservoirs and dams. Whenever an algae bloom occurs, we also see varying degrees of cyanobacteria concentration. Several different species of cyanobacteria exist, some extremely toxic and others non-toxic. Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) of […]

Environmental Waves – Wastewater Treatment with a Nature-based solution

Development Area: Water / Operational Equipment NatureWaves® – based solution to treat wastewater in Loulé – Portugal. Nature-based Solutions use nature and known natural processes to help provide viable solutions to protect the environment, in areas such as wastewater treatment or ecosystem recovery. NatureWaves® is an ideal solution that uses knowledge of nature and its processes […]

Taylor’s – Reduction Measures Of Water Consumption

Development Area: Water Consumption In the early 2010’s, Adega de Vargellas had a disproportionate water consumption to winemaking context. At the time, reception and winemaking equipment, as well as storage capacity, did not respond to requirements, reflected in higher than expected water consumption. The pipelines that provided masses to mills were made of stainless steel […]