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 :
Veria

Latitude :
40.493364

Longitude :
22.230018



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)
200

Typical APPR biomass production (tonnes/year)
8000 t/y

Start Date of the APPR value chain (Month-Year)
2011
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
Community
Permanent crop plantations are quite extended. The use of the agrarian residues for biomass was regarded by community as quite beneficial
Argarian residues utilisation for energy was subject of debate by policy makers and/or by social groups in months, or years before the investment was done
Market
There was a shortage of usual biomass resources
Local Capacities
Pruning and/or agricultural residues were quite an issue in the course
Pruning Management
The management of the pruning/plantation removal is recognised to be expensive. Farmers found pruning for energy a good idea



Short summary of the initiative (<100 words)
This value chain is based on the mechanized plantation removals that farmers carry out in the wider region of Veria. Due to the market price of the apricot crop, a wide range of farmers decide to change their cultivation with a more productive crop in order to increase their profits and consequently their earnings. EAMEB takes over the part of plantation removal with its own machineries.Mainly there are two plans that are followed.Ιn the first case and with the pass of 2-3 weeks the chipping of the roots and the branches is done directly in the field and the final material is transferred directly to the end user. On the other hand in the second case the chipping is implented in the storage side of the company and the final material is then transferred in the end user. Mainly 6 people are employed in this company.


Actors and Roles in Value Chain

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

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)
15


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



Have you filled the questionnaire about mechanized pruning/plantation removal ?
Yes
No
Contact Data
Name :
Ananiadis Giannis

Email :
info@eameb.gr

Company/Organisation :
E.A.M.E.B.

Website (of the company or the APPR initiative) :
http://eameb.gr/wp/

Country :
Greece

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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