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 :
Nuertingen

Latitude :
48.641207

Longitude :
9.307575



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)
15000

Typical APPR biomass production (tonnes/year)
2100
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 ?
Support
The subject of argarian residues for energy was subject of new supporting measures
There was a combined initiative supported for LIFE (or equicalent) programs (for GHG reduction, for improving competitiveness, etc.)
Policy
The use of pruning/plantation removal was integrated with other enviromental/public strategies (e.g. landscaping conservation of vineyar scenery)



Short summary of the initiative (<100 words)
The pruning value chain is located along the lower fringe of the Alb mountains and is utilized by fruit tree smallholders of 33 small towns in the Southwest of Germany. Because the large amounts of prunings (250 kg/tree) were a disposal problem, the solution was to install local prunings deposits for the short time of the pruning season with the equivalent of 40 m3 of chipped wood at each deposit. The branches are chipped on site onto a 40 m3 lorry and transported directly to combined power and heat production plants mainly fed with pellets for combustion. This is done by a local wood producer who is the subcontractor of the county public greens maintenance. The coordination between smallholders, who cut and gather the prunings in assigned places, and chipping/transporting contractor is distributed between county and local towns.


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.)
20-50
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)
23


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


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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