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

Residues retailer

Location of Prime Mover

Municipality :
Alcantarilla (Murcia)

Latitude :
37.969517

Longitude :
-1.219342



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


Typical APPR biomass production (tonnes/year)
20000

Start Date of the APPR value chain (Month-Year)
2012
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 ?
Product Quality
The quality of the biomass product is object of an assurance process
Community
Permanent crop plantations are quite extended. The use of the agrarian residues for biomass was regarded by community as quite beneficial
There was an intense information campaign to promote social acceptance
Market
Target biomass market was stable and secure
Acces to consumers through Cartagena Harbour
Local Capacities
There was already service companies/persons with capacities to start new biomass chains on prunings/plantation removal
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
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
The introduction of new technologies (machine, handling systems, logistic chain) supported the implementation of new chains



Short summary of the initiative (<100 words)
SOLAMUR is a residues retailer company sited in Alcantarilla (Murcia Prvince), in South-Eastern Spain. The company offers services of collecting agricultural pruning and performing plantations removals under the payment of a fee. The company also gather other types of residues and offers several fuel products like: sawdust, board wood, forestry woodchips and APPR biomass. The main source of APPR biomass is the wood from up-rooted plantations. They receive in their facilities the up-rooted trees brought by farmers, though the company performs also up-rooting services. In such case they cut the trees and separate the upper and lower part of the tree. The biomass brought to their facilities is then shredded. In case of roots they have a specii process for cleaning they have developed after years of practice. They offer wood processed through chippers and shredders, and object of sieving, and thus the size distribution os more even and appealing for industrial facilities consuming biomass. They have local consumers, though a large share of their products are being exported to other EU countries through the harbour terminal of Cartagena. They have achieved an annual volume of 20,000 t/year.


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

Max Content of Ash (% a.r.)
<5
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)
>1000 km (export through harbour)


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

The company (residues retailer)



Prices of fuels sold to final consumers

Price of APPR biomass (€/t)

Price of regular woodchips (€/t)
expporting 40-60 €/t

Price of ENPLUS pellets (bulk-€/t)

Price of domestinc heating gasoil (€/l)


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

Email :
daniel.garcia@fcirce.es

Company/Organisation :
CIRCE Foundation

Website (of the company or the APPR initiative) :
www.fcirce.es

Country :
Spain

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References-External links:Provide references on which the information is based on or highlight any comments

http://solamur.es/

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