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

Group company

Location of Prime Mover

Municipality :
Madrid

Latitude :
40.4483737

Longitude :
-3.69196039999997



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


Typical APPR biomass production (tonnes/year)
2-3 t/ha

Start Date of the APPR value chain (Month-Year)
2006
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
Pruning Management
The high density of permanent crops plantations in the area



Short summary of the initiative (<100 words)
Valoriza Energia O&M is a SACYR group company dedicated to exploit renewable energy plants among whih are two power plants which are using biomass combustion: Biomasas de Puente Genil of 9.7 MW and Bioelectrica de Linares of 15 MW. These plants are currently consuming 220,000 tons of biomass, mainly olive pomace and olive pruning. In 2006 Biomasas de Puente Genil started to work as power plant using olive pomace as fuel and in 2008 the olive prunings was added to the biomass fuels.Bioelectrica de Linares started to work in 2010 using olive pruning as well. Olive prunings is directlyreceived in the plants from more than 50 suppliers of biomass who shred and harvest it from the fields. This material is paid according to a previously fixed taxes taking into account the moisture content. Allocating the olive pruning to electricity generation the farmer could save around 30-40 €/ha, since instead of 50 €/ha that had cost to remove this residue, the supplier would pay 10-20€/ha to harvest, shredding and taking them to the biomass plant.


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.)
20
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)
22


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


Contact Data
Name :
Mr. Juan Espejo del Campo

Company/Organisation :
Valoriza Energia O&M

Country :
Spain

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