Questionnaire for Value chains - Prunings and Plantation Removal
Value chains : Prime mover and Main Characteristics
Stakeholder Type
Farmer
Agrarian Cooperative
Public Institution
Agro-Services
Final Consumer
Farmer Association
ESCO
Agro Industry
Pellet Producer
Biomass Supplier

Agriculture Research Farm

Location of Prime Mover

Municipality :
Przybroda

Latitude :
52.506760

Longitude :
16.607294



Type of Residue used in value chain
Pruning
Plantation Removal
Both


Crop Species used in Value Chain
olives
vineyards
apples
pears

peaches
apricot
nectarine
plum

cherries
oranges
tangerines
lemons

grapefruit
hazelnuts
chestnuts
almonds


Total Plantation Area involved in the Value Chain (ha)
380

Typical APPR biomass production (tonnes/year)
100
Key success Factors in Value Chain
Keys of successSelect the key success factors of your value chain in scale 0-3. Then indicate the 3 most crucial factors.

Check as many as apply
Factor Group Description Check the influence in success:(0)-Not relevant;(1)-May have influenced;(2)-Important for success;(3)It was crucial;(?)-Unknown Check the 3 most crucial factors in WHOLE table
0 1 2 3 ?
Market
There was a shortage of usual biomass resources
Pruning Management
The management of the pruning/plantation removal is recognised to be expensive. Farmers found pruning for energy a good idea
The high density of permanent crops plantations in the area
Regulation
There is strict regulation making compulsory treatment/management of the residues
Policy
There was a ban to burn agricultural residues by open fires
Logistics Chain
The introduction of new technologies (machine, handling systems, logistic chain) supported the implementation of new chains



Short summary of the initiative (<100 words)
The Agriculture and Pomology Research Farm in Przybroda is about 380 hectares. Production orchard is mainly based on planted apple trees, pear trees, peaches, cherries and nuts. Annual fruit production variew between 600 and 700 tons. The fruit trees are pruned twice a year. The autumn prunings are harvested using baler machinery and stored ih hall, so the pruning drying has a place in a room. The baler is owned by a group of farmers. Currently there is no distribution biomass chain because all biomass will be used inside the farm. The farm is producer of biomass from pruning trees in orchards, as well as its the final consumer.


Actors and Roles in Value Chain

Fuel Specifications
Final form of Biomass prior to Exploitation
Bales of branches
Wood chips
Hog fuel-shredded
Pellets


Max Content of Moisture (% a.r.)
38
Value Chain Details and Prices of fuels
End-users
Self-consumption
Industrial heating
Public-private buildings
Distributed heat networks
Biomass to Market


Distance between biomass production and its final use (km)
0


Storage options

On-farm storage

Intermediate storage prior transporting to end user

Direct delivery and storage at final user

No storage


Ownership of the APPR harvesting machinery
Farmer
Farmer's community
Leasing
Municipality-public
3rd party-private


This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 691748