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Tarac environment future fund - winners announced
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Barossa Valley based Tarac Technologies has announced the successful recipients of the inaugural round of the Tarac Environmental Future Fund.
The fund, launched at the company’s 75th anniversary celebrations last December, was well received with 15 applications being submitted, addressing wide-ranging issues pertaining to environmental sustainability. Projects related to areas such as winery wastewater, solid winery waste, vineyard waste water and disposal of copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated posts.
The initiative, introduced to help explore more sustainable ways of managing wine industry waste, allocates up to $20,000 a year to encourage innovative environmentally sustainable solutions for management of winemaking residuals.
This year the Fund has been awarded to the following two recipients:
• A collaborative effort between two premier South Australian wineries, Yalumba and Rosemount Ryecroft (Foster’s) and JJC Engineering. This project will investigate processes for minimising the potassium content of winery wastewater. Tarac will contribute $15,000 to this project and this will be supplemented with $5000 from the Grape and Wine Research Development Corporation (GWRDC).
• The second project will undertake a feasibility assessment of the disposal options for CCA treated posts. This proposal was presented by FibreCell Australia.