The objective of the “Libatio – Smart system for real-time monitoring of evaporation in wine aging” project is to digitise the wine aging stage, allowing winemakers to reduce losses derived from evaporation inside wooden barrels, reduce the risks associated with current manual control and mitigation techniques, and the time spent performing those tasks.
In order to achieve the aforementioned purpose, a comprehensive system will be validated, able to monitor in real time wine quality and wine volume reduction due to evaporation, through the implementation of autonomous remote sensing devices attached to wooden barrels, that will control key parameters that affect evaporation. Artificial Intelligence algorithms will process the data acquired to obtain correlations among the variables, and a user-friendly web platform and mobile app, will be created in which data will be displayed, that will enable the customisation of alerts and notifications to help winemakers to reduce problems with production.
LIBATIO targets at reducing current evaporation rate from 7.5% to 2.5% – a 66 per cent reduction.
The project is a collaboration between Sparks, Circuits and Robotics, Nova Industria Galega SL and Viña Costeira SGC.