Grape Marc, Grass and Greenwaste Repurposing Project

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Grape Marc, Grass and Greenwaste Repurposing Project

Council is investigating options for the re-purposing of grape marc, grass and greenwaste through a research project with Massey University.

The project objectives are:

  • Establish research scope of works by March 2019 - completed
  • Use the 2019 harvest to provide grape marc for the purposes of lab research as required – completed
  • Produce a report showing options for re-purposing grape marc material into a stable, reusable product by December 2019. This will be completed through a contract with Massey University - completed
  • Develop the scope for the stage 2 project (operationalisation) by May 2020 - completed

Project milestones

The project has the following milestones across year 1:

1.Procurement
You can view this milestone report as a PDF.
2.Research progress
This report was due by 31 October 2019.
3.Research publication of findings
This report is due by 28 February 2020.
The project has 1 milestone in year 2:
1.Stage 2 project
This report is due by 31 May 2020.

Project outputs

The research phase of the project has now completed with the following output documents:

Industry are now considering the research findings and what a follow on project, if any, would involve to ‘operationalise’ these findings.