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

Power plant

Location of Prime Mover

Municipality :
Miajadas

Latitude :
39.157114

Longitude :
-5.884247



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)
160

Typical APPR biomass production (tonnes/year)
1000

Start Date of the APPR value chain (Month-Year)
2015
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 already a mature market of biomass
Target biomass market was stable and secure



Short summary of the initiative (<100 words)
Miajadas plant consumes yearly circa 100000t of biomass, with a share of 55% of wood and 45% of straw. Acciona Energia started the plant operation based on straw and forest log wood. Among them 1000 t come from olive tree pruning. Year 2015 was the first time that this material was supplied to the Miajadas plant. The initiative started from the entrepreneurial spirit of AREX Medioambiental. This company had been involved from 2010 in obtaining the residual wood from the pruning and clearing works executed to the "dehesas". The agreement with farmers was simple: AREX would harvest their biomass, and the farmers would only have to place the pruning aligned in the rows to facilitate the harvest. The work for farmers increased slightly respect their current practices. And AREX could execute the harvest sufficiently fast so that the prices in the market allow a reasonable profit margin for them.So the supply chain was organised as next: AREX utilised a tractor with a fork in front, to haul the branches out of the fields. The branches were placed in piles of up to 4 meters, being the branches orientated in the same direction. The piles were left for 3 months at the field side, without incurring any costs, neither AREX nor the farmers. After the storage, a large chipper was moved next to the piles for chipping the biomass directly to trucks or to the soil. The biomass trucks were directly sent to the power 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.)
25
Value Chain Details and Prices of fuels
End-users
Self-consumption
Industrial heating
Public-private buildings
Distributed heat networks
Biomass to Market

Power plant


Distance between biomass production and its final use (km)
60


Storage options

On-farm storage

Intermediate storage prior transporting to end user

Direct delivery and storage at final user

No storage




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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