The project demonstrated how the best technologies tested and developed 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 took 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 demonstrations involved farmers, feedstock’s suppliers, machine manufacturers and end–users (energy and/or bio-materials producers).
On top of it, the project partners provided 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.
This task lead to the following deliverables
- Planning of the 4 demonstration to be set up
- Report on the application of an Entreprise Resource Planning (ERP) tool for the supply of triticale biomass to the Miajadas plant
- Torrefaction and briquetting demonstrations of 2 different types of feedstock and delivery of 2 x 1 ton of torrefied briquettes (available upon request)
- Report on each of the 4 demonstrations activities carried out and the results achieved