Betanzos HB has led the Demadera project in which, during 2016 trough 2018, wines and soft drinks have been developed from viticulture products and extracts from the wood industry. This project generated innovative value-adding applications for the local wood, starting from the stream of wood extracts generated during the manufacturing process of high-density boards. Specifically, it is about the development of our wines, reconstituted wines, substitutes of wine and soft drinks by incorporating various batteries of extracts derivate from woods, bagasse, wine, grapes; as well as the development of new natural extracts for alimentary purpose, with antioxidant and conservative properties, from co-products of the activity of companies involved in the project. These extracts have been validated in the food, livestock, fertilizer, detergent and cosmetic industries.

The R&D department of Betanzos HB has spent years investigating possible applications for this co-product, 100% natural and containing high value-added compounds such as lignin, tannins, polyphenols, and sugars derived from wood.

The companies Mercantia and Bodegas Casa Monte Pío participated in the consortium and the University of Santiago de CompostelaAnfaco-CecopescaAula de Productos Lácteos y Evega also collaborated.

Demadera is co-financed by the Conecta Peme program, subsidized by the Axencia Galega de Innovación (Gain) and supported by the Consellería de Economía, Empleo e Industria de la Xunta de Galicia to encourage the cooperation between SMEs and other agents of the Sistema Galego de I+D+I, through the support of market oriented research and innovation projects, aligned with the challenges and priorities identified in the RIS3 for Galicia, co-financed by the Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER) within the framework of the Feder Galicia 2014-2020 operating program.

Provided: 168.475,33 euros.