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Ornellaia e Masseto soc. agr. srl
PIF n° 43 – year 2015 Measures 4.1.3 – 4.1.5 – 4.2 – 16.2
Ornellaia e Masseto soc. agr. srl participated in the Integrated Sectoral Project (PIF) 2015 for the Tuscany Region as a leading proponent of the project entitled “Bolgheri and the Tuscan Coast, territories promoting excellent wine production, technological innovations, environmental protection and territorial enhancement”, one of the projects financed at European level.
The company took advantage of no fewer than four funding measures itself and enabled other companies participating directly in the project to mobilise additional funding with a significant economic and environmental impact on the Bolgheri area and the surrounding coast. It completed the following investment measures:
- 4.1.3 with the purchase of important company equipment both for the agricultural side and for processing the product in the winery.
- 4.1.5 with which it purchased two thermal power plants, one biomass and one pellet, which contribute to the reduction of fossil fuel use and energy efficiency
- 16.2 collaborating on the Veltha project (http://www.velthapif2015.it), implemented with CREA (the Council for Agricultural Research and Analysis), the University of Florence (the Department of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Systems – GESAAF – and the Department of Agrifood Production and Environmental Sciences – DISPAA) and the University of Pisa, where soil management techniques are integrated with techniques relating to foliage management and pest management, all based on the use of precision viticulture with a low environmental impact
- 4.2 with which it expanded its winemaking capacity with a winery equipped with the best technologies currently available on the market.