To ensure the project’s success, Barossa Australia has established a project advisory group comprising key stakeholders from major wine producers, glass bottle manufacturers, government agencies, and regional organisations. This group will provide guidance, insights, and support throughout the project’s duration.
Barossa Australia expects that this project will unlock new partnerships and collaborations within the wine industry.
“These initiatives will contribute to decarbonization and circularisation of the wine industry. They can create substantial new investment and job opportunities in the Barossa and other regions across Australia too” says Scott Hazeldine. “The project sets a precedent for Australia, which has faced challenges in terms of regulatory support, incentives, and supply chain consensus,” adds Scott. “Barossa Australia’s unique approach bridges this gap by fostering collaboration among major stakeholders across the supply chain to establish a planned and scalable long-term solution.”
The project is already underway and is scheduled to be completed by December 2024. Results will be progressively released to stakeholders as the project proceeds with outcomes on the development of a Nett Zero-carbon bottle concept expected later this year.
Barossa Australia aims to share the project’s progress, outcomes, and reports with stakeholders and the wider public, serving as an exemplar for other regions seeking to decarbonize their agribusiness supply chains and harness bioresources for bioenergy production.
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