GO AlgaViD aims to demonstrate the viability of bioproducts made from microalgae in wine production. The aim is to replace fertilisers, manures and remediators, mostly of chemical origin, with biostimulants. The project promotes the development of a plant-based product that fixes CO2 in the soil, improves plant fertility, improves the structure and recovery of the soil and reduces the need for chemical products. The project will use a network of edaphic, environmental and phenological sensors that will be exploited with artificial intelligence in an application which will offer recommendations to the user.
The GO AlgaViD activities include the installation of a fertilisation and irrigation system based on the self-production of microalgae, and a protocol for its maintenance. A system will be designed with IoT technology to monitor the soil. A DSS will be developed to visualise the data obtained, and it will include an interactive module allowing for voice-based communication. It will help develop combinations of microalgae which improve soils and vineyard productivity, and a life cycle analysis of the treated plots will be conducted. Finally, GO AlgaViD will review the organic certification standard to include these biostimulants as an input and calculate the CO2-related benefits obtained with this practice.