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Innovation for Europe – life science meets market application


Model-guided evolution for balanced attenuation of wine ethanol content by developing non-GMO yeast strains and communities

Logo CoolWine

Coordinator: Prof. Ramon Gonzalez, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), REC, Spain


Universitat Rovira i Virgili HES, Spain
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)HES, Norway
Bodegas Roda S.A., SME, Spain
University of Gothenburg, HES, Sweden
European Molecular Biology Laboratory,  REC, Germany

Group photo CoolWine

Source: Dr. Ramon Gonzales / Instituto de Ciencias de la Vid y del Vino (ICVV)


Project Abstract

The CoolWine project aims to solve one of the major problems derived from global climate warming and new consumer trends that the European wine industry is facing, the constant increase in alcohol content of wines. We are developing biotechnological tools to reduce this alcohol content of wines. This will allow us to produce new low alcohol wines in agreement with the society demands for a healthier life style.

CoolWine is funded by the ERA CoBioTech  partners: BMBF, RCN, AEI and co-funded by the European Union.

Project Start: May 2018  Duration: 36 months  
Project Budget:  Total Cost: 1.504.000 Euro, Funding: 1.104.000 Euro
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Project presentation from ACHEMA kick-off meeting

Project presentation status seminar 2021

Project brochure

HES – higher education sector – university
REC – research organisation
SME – small and medium-sized enterprise