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

Location of Prime Mover

Municipality :
El Tejar

Latitude :
37.951779

Longitude :
-4.453718



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)
180

Typical APPR biomass production (tonnes/year)
225

Start Date of the APPR value chain (Month-Year)
2008
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 ?
Project
There was an important effort in determing the feasibility and planning prior starting the business
The implementation of the chain considered the target consumers and their quality requirements
Community
Permanent crop plantations are quite extended. The use of the agrarian residues for biomass was regarded by community as quite beneficial
Pruning Management
The management of the pruning/plantation removal is recognised to be expensive. Farmers found pruning for energy a good idea
Logistics Chain
There were pre-existent collaborations established between farmers sector and biomass cosumers/traders



Short summary of the initiative (<100 words)
OLEICOLA EL TEJAR NTRA. SRA DE ARACELI S.C.A. is a second degree cooperative made of 248 associated companies. Its main purpose was the wet olive pomace of the olive oil industry. In 2008 they started to develop a new business line. They acquired two parks for chipping and screening olive tree pruning and leaves. At the same time they were working in the adaptation of the boilers for these new products in collaboration with the Andalusian Energy Agency. The associated companies process the olives of around 60,000 farmers. One of its members, BIOMASA DE LA SUBBETICA S.L. is in charge of managing the activities related to the pruning, the pre-chipping, chipping and transorting the pruning to the power plants. The biomass generated by all its members is used in a agro-industrial complex of the cooperative for electricity production. These power plants are OLEICOLA AL TEJRA S.C.A., AGROENERGETICA DE BAENA, S.L., AGROENERGETICA DE PALENCIANA, S.L. and VETEJAR,S.L.


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.)
25-30
Value Chain Details and Prices of fuels
End-users
Self-consumption
Industrial heating
Public-private buildings
Distributed heat networks
Biomass to Market

power plants


Distance between biomass production and its final use (km)
55


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