Demonstration

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The project will aim to demonstrate how the best technologies analysed in the project for the different steps of the logistics chains can be combined to improve biomass supply at plant-gate taking into account current practices under real operational conditions.

The demonstrations will take place at industrial pilot-scale sites covering feedstock cultivation, cutting or mowing, short distance transportation, storing, chopping or chipping and long-distance transportation in order to show the feasibility and benefits of these technologies, equipment or systems, and the advancements achieved. The quality and delivery of energy crops to the end-user will be controlled by new management systems. The demonstrations will involve farmers, feedstock’s suppliers, machine manufacturers and end–users (energy and/or bio-materials producers).

On top of it, the project partners will provide recommendations on how to improve logistics chains and to try to foster the energy crops market in the EU by means of demonstrating sustainable logistics chains, providing an opportunity for both biomass suppliers and end-users to enter the market and further develop it.

Deliverables

  1. Planning the set up of 4 demonstration sites
  2. Report on the application of the ERP tool for supply of triticale biomass to the Miajadas plant
  3. Torrefaction and briquetting demonstrations of 2 different types of feedstock and delivery of 2 x 1ton of torrefied briquettes
  4. Report on each of the 4 demonstrations activities carried out and the results achieved