Economic analysis and energy valorisation of by-products of the wine supply chain: the case of the 'Mamertino wine PDO'

Emanuele Schimmenti, Maurizio Lanfranchi, Carlo Giannetto

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Abstract

The paper reports the analysis of biomass derived from maintenance of a vineyard, to assess its potential as an alternative energy source, instead of the usual disposal of the wine supply chainâs residuals. The site studied is within the province of Messina, Sicily, in the area of Mamertino wine PDO, a wine of superior quality. The analysis suggests that use of this kind of biomass may allow a fossil fuel such as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to be replaced by a wine wood chip biomass boiler, thus meeting economic and environmental criteria by reason of recycling for sustainability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)800-811
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Studies
Volume75
Publication statusPublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Ecology
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Computers in Earth Sciences

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