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 :
Logroño

Latitude :
42.439827

Longitude :
-2.387848



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)
200

Start Date of the APPR value chain (Month-Year)
2014
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 a consumer ready to use the biomass
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
It was absolutley necessary to dispose pruning to avoid threats of pests and diseases
Regulation
More difficulties to get the permits for open air burning of residues
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)
For manyyears Marqués de Murrieta has been withdrawing the pruning out of the fields for sanitary reasons: possible risks of infections. The usual practice was to drag the pruning out and burn in open air fires. But obtaining permits for such practices is becoming more difficult, and there were some complains from neighbouring households and villages. From about 5 years (2013) they have been collecting with a old pruning harvester. biomass in form of a coarse hog fuel is transported to the final consumer. The price is low, but this is sufficient together with the gain they have by solving the concerns derived from the disposal in fires on the open field.


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


Max Content of Moisture (% a.r.)
not determined

Max Content of Ash (% a.r.)
not determined

Min LHV (kj/kg a.r.)
not relevant for final consumer
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)
100


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

Entrepreneur (the winery)



Prices of fuels sold to final consumers

Price of APPR biomass (€/t)
20

Price of regular woodchips (€/t)
50

Price of ENPLUS pellets (bulk-€/t)

Price of domestinc heating gasoil (€/l)
0


Have you filled the questionnaire about mechanized pruning/plantation removal ?
Yes
No
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 691748