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IVES 9 IVES Conference Series 9 REDWINE project: use of Chlorella vulgaris to prevent biotic and abiotic stress in Palmela’s region, Portugal, vineyards

REDWINE project: use of Chlorella vulgaris to prevent biotic and abiotic stress in Palmela’s region, Portugal, vineyards


The new EU Green Deal aims to achieve GHG emissions reduction by at least 55% by 2030 and a climate neutral EU economy by 2050.

REDWine concept will be realized through the establishment of an integrated Living Lab demonstrating the viability of the system at TRL 7. The Living Lab will be able to utilize 2 ton of fermentation off-gas/year (90% of total CO2 produced in the fermenter) and 80 m3 of liquid effluent (100% of the liquid effluent generated during fermenter washing) to produce 1 ton (dry weight) of Chlorella biomass/year. This biomass will be processed under a downstream extraction process to obtain added-value extracts and applied in food, cosmetic and agricultural end-products and to generate a new EcoWine. REDWine will focus on the recovery of off-gas from a 20.000L fermenter of red wine production existing in Adega Cooperativa de Palmela (ACP, located in Palmela, Portugal).

REDWine’s microalgae were tested in 2022 and 2023 with 4 purposes in vineyard: improve flowering stages, contribute to high temperature resistance, biofungicide against downy mildew and increasing in nitrogen content in ripening to help fermentation and improve aromatic compounds.

So far, results were interesting on wine making process but need more trials and results to assess vineyard activity.


Publication date: June 13, 2024

Issue: Open GPB 2024

Type: Poster


Miguel Cachão1*, Ana Chambel1, Sérgio Pinto1

1AVIPE, R. D. João de Castro, 12 loja, 2950-206 Palmela, Portugal

Contact the author*


CO2 sequestration, microalgae, vineyards, biotic and abiotic stress


IVES Conference Series | Open GPB | Open GPB 2024


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