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 :
Vilafranca del Penedes

Latitude :
41.342021

Longitude :
1.705492



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)
300

Typical APPR biomass production (tonnes/year)
200
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
The implementation of the chain considered the target consumers and their quality requirements
Community
There was an intense information campaign to promote social acceptance
Local Capacities
There was already service companies/persons with capacities to start new biomass chains on prunings/plantation removal
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
Support
There was a combined initiative supported for LIFE (or equicalent) programs (for GHG reduction, for improving competitiveness, etc.)
The twinning with the German town of Buhl
Policy
There were clear objectives in mind of policy makers for utilisation of pruning or argarian residues
Existence of public initiative as pioneer in pruning/plantation removal utilisation leading to investment in public infrastructure (e.g. private/public consortium to use pruning for heating in public schools)
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 initiative has been promoted by the Vilafranca del Penedes Council. The council serves as a liaison between consumer of thermal energy and managers of biomass and at the same time, it assumes the role of energy supply company. Biomass is provided by farmers, grouped under the association COVIDES, which has 3 wineries ( Sant Sadurni d'Anoia, St. Cugat Sesgarrigues and Vilafranca del Penedes. Nou Verd is a social cooperative ou Verd SCCL offering gardening full services. It carries out vine pruning, manages the facilities of fuel treatment and storage and it provides it to the place of consumption. Under the initiative of the Vilafranca del Penedes council, several actors were grouped: the biomass producers, a service company and various future final concumers and the municipality. This first campaign of the project was carried out and the biomass provided to Vilarnau. This initiative is supported by EU funding from the LIFE program.


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.)
20-30%
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)
25


Storage options

On-farm storage

Intermediate storage prior transporting to end user

Direct delivery and storage at final user

No storage




Contact Data
Name :
Mr.Jordi Cuyas

Company/Organisation :
Municipal Water Company of Vilafranca

Website (of the company or the APPR initiative) :
http://vineyards4heat.eu/project/

Country :
Spain

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