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 :
Socuéllamos

Latitude :
39.295440

Longitude :
-2.813218



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)
30000

Typical APPR biomass production (tonnes/year)
20,000 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
Market
There was already a mature market of biomass
Target biomass market was stable and secure
Pruning Management
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.)



Short summary of the initiative (<100 words)
Farmers carry out a haulage to the side of the field where the branches are piled. After 2-3 month storage in open air conditions, the biomass is sent to the pelleting plant. Local service companies like Pellets de la Mancha carry out the transport of the raw branches to the facility. The factory is located in the center of the province of Ciudad Real and manages waste hardwood from grapevines integrally.The facilities include appropriate technology for the process of branches. The whole production is entirely controlled during the production process which ensures the obtaining of a highest quality final product. The challenge is the processing to eliminate soil particles, stones, plastics and material wires. The product produced is marketed through a distributing company mainly, and sent to multiple users, mainly industrial heat and buildings heating, even though some schools and small heating units are also satisfied with their product. The product is competitive respect conventional pellets.


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


Distance between biomass production and its final use (km)
30


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


Contact Data
Name :
Mr. Jose Antonio Huertas

Email :
info@peletsdelamancha.com

Company/Organisation :
Pellet Combustibles de la Mancha

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

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