The COOPID project has carried out a selection of 10 success cases within the bioeconomy across the EU primary sector. This is the one belonging to the Italian Success Case: Caviro. This case covers their overall business idea, main products, key characteristics, and plans for development of its business model.

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Main facts

  • Established in 1966

  • 567 employees

  • Cooperatively owned

Main products

  1. Wine
  2. Alcohol & tartaric acid
  3. Different extracts used as raw materials in the pharmaceutical, food, and beverage sectors
  4. Bioethanol
  5. Biomethane
  6. Electricity
  7. Compost and soil improver

Overall business idea

  1. Production of a variety of wines exported to more than 70 countries
  2. Conversion of agri-food by-products into high-value products for pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, etc.
  3. Utilisation of wastes from primary production and other wastes for bioenergy and natural fertilisers.

Key characteristics of the success story

  1. Valorisation of by-products into high-value components
  2. Wastes used to renewable energy (bioethanol, biogas, electricity)
  3. Circulation of nutrients and carbon back to the soils
  4. Pro-active approach to application of new technologies
  5. Partnerships with public sector

Plans for development

  1. A plant for capturing CO2 from the bio-refining process have been established in 2020
  2. Captured CO2 can be utilised in the food and beverage sectors

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