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VSPT signs new eco agreement for Chilean wine

Published:  27 May, 2010

VSPT, the second largest producer and third major exporter of Chilean wine, has signed an energy efficiency agreement meaning its products will now be cleaner and greener.

As part of its continued pledge to reduce CO2 emissions VSPT Wine Group has signed a deal with the Chilean Department of Energy, GTZ Chile and the Chilean university Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria.

The main objective is to forge a technical collaboration ensuring a more efficient use of energy in all of VSPT's facilities and production processes.

VSPT is formed by the wineries San Pedro, Tarapaca, Santa Helena, Misiones de Rengo, Altair, Vina Mar and Casa Rivas in Chile and Finca La Celia and Bodega Tamari in Argentina.

Around 40 opportunities throughout the wineries have been identified as being potentially beneficial from the scheme, 16 of which are currently being implemented.

Javier Bitar, VSPT's chief executive, said: "This agreement is a new step forward along our sustainability path and we are honoured that VSPT can be a pioneer of these energy efficient measures within the wine industry."

with the Chilean  Department of Energy