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Wednesday
Feb052014

Falua Wines meets Carbon Footprint reduction goals

Falua Wines, part of the João Portugal Ramos Wine Group, is delighted to announce that they have achieved their 2014 goal to reduce the company’s Carbon Footprint. The Falua Solar Plant Project, which was set up two years ago, identified that solar energy would be the ideal sustainable source due to the exceptional conditions the Portuguese climate has to offer. The huge environmental project involved investing £150,000 and the final phase is well underway. This involves assembling a photovoltaic plant that will be made up of 500 photovoltaic panels meaning that once the solar energy project is complete, Falua will save at least 25% of the total electricity spent on the wine cellar every year.

In terms of environmental achievements, this clean energy means Falua will produce 38,900 less tons of CO2 per year than in previous years, a staggering reduction and achievement for the company. In comparative terms, the CO2 emissions reduced by the installation of the 500 photovoltaic panels equate to the removal of at least 19 vehicles from the roads.

The huge reduction of electricity spent on the wine cellar means Falua will avoid the destruction of about nine hectares of forest per year and the amount of energy that will be saved is the equivalent needed to supply 50 houses per year.

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