AFP - Carbon dixoide storage — rather than grapes and vintages — was on the agenda at a wine-makers conference in Barcelona Saturday, as vintners mulled ways to reduce the industry's greenhouse gas emissions.
Not everyone is aware that wine production emits large quantities of CO2, the main gas responsible for climate change.
But that problem, along the potential impact of global warming on the wine industry, faced the more than 350 producers, scientists, winemakers from 36 countries who participated in the two-day conference that ended Saturday.
Spanish producer Miguel Torres told delegates he was pioneering "carbon capture and storage," whereby harmful CO2 emissions are trapped and stored underground.
At the foot of the Cordilleras of the Andes in Chile, Torres has already set up the first recovery process for the CO2 produced by fermenting grapes, he said.
from on February 16, 2008, 1:54pm