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 :
Mollerusa

Latitude :
41.638405

Longitude :
0.887816



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)
400-500 ha/year

Typical APPR biomass production (tonnes/year)
8,000 - 10,000

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
The implementation of the chain considered the target consumers and their quality requirements
Market
There was a high increase of biomass demand (e.g. new power plants opened, increase og household biomass heating)
The price of biomass locally rose, and made biomass residues of economic interest
Local Capacities
Consumer built supply with its own workers (tailored designed for purpose of new energy plan)
Pruning Management
The management of the pruning/plantation removal is recognised to be expensive. Farmers found pruning for energy a good idea
There were already experiences in mobilisation/treatment of prunings/plantation removal (pilot experience etc.)
The high density of permanent crops plantations in the area
Logistics Chain
There were pre-existent collaborations established between farmers sector and biomass cosumers/traders



Short summary of the initiative (<100 words)
NUFRI is a fruit processing and marketing company. Its plants in Mollerusa (LĂ©rida, North East Spain) consume relevant amounts of energy for heating (preparation of fruit purees / cremogenated) and cooling (for fruit preservation). Two boilers of 10 MWth (Isntmanfield (2008), and Biochamm (2011). The facilities entered in production under the framework of special feed-in tariff for renewable energies (thus benefiting of additional incomes for electricity sold to network). The mobile grate boilers utilise principally forestry woodchips. NUFRI started a new process for the associated farmers (those who already provide their fruit to NUFRI). The service consists in elimination of all plantation wood (trees and stumps). The farmers pays a fee to NUFRI service, which is an advantage to usual plantation removal services (2/3). NUFRI gathers circa 400-400 year, equivalent to 30% of the total biomass consumed in the plants. For performing the plantation removal NUFRI started a full tree uprooting and a shredding with large primary crushers or with secondary shredders. The material obtained was of low quality, and they established in their biomass park yard a system for sieving and fine shredding. The operation was changed afterwards, by processing the trees separately: first the trees were felled with a rotating circular blade mounted in fornt of a tractor. After the trees are hauled to field side. Afterwards stumps are up-rooted and accumulated in separate piles. The tree wood is processed in large shredders (secondary shredders) whereas the stumps are crushed in large pieces with a primary crusher. With this system the biomass obtained in two fractions improves quality


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.)
Around 40 %
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)
about 20 km maximum


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

NUFRI (Final consumer)



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

Email :
info@nufri.com

Phone :
-

Company/Organisation :
NUFRI

Website (of the company or the APPR initiative) :
http://www.nufri.com/

Logo of the company :
http://www.nufri.com/sites/all/themes/nufri/assets/img/logo-nufri.png

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