Bringing Agro-Biomass to Reality: Keys for New Sustainable Value Chains Based on Agricultural Pruning and Plantation Removal Biomass
García-Galindo, D., Rezeau, A., Karampinis, E., Kougioumtzis, M-A.
The utilization of agro-residues as a source of biomass is an opportunity for supporting the expansion of the bioeconomy in Europe. Among the multiple agro-residues, those produced from vineyards, olive groves and fruit plantation represent a relevant potential for many EU countries. Specifically, the woody biomass residues from Agricultural Pruning and Plantation Removal (APPR in short) is a paradigm of agro-residues being produced year after year, and in most of the cases, not utilized as a resource for added value activities like the production of energy, biochemical or other biocommodities. In this paper, the uP_running project provides a vision to understand the current status of APPR biomass utilization in Europe and gives some recommendations for establishing new value chains based on this fuel. In addition, the document describes how to make the APPR biomass value chains a reality: how the different stages of the value chain and logistics can be carried out, which are the main keys to make the value chain operative, how to ensure that the final user finds an added value in the APPR biomass they receive, and how to preserve the quality and market value.
agricultural residues, harvesting, logistics, quality, value chains
Biomass Resources (Crops, SRF, Algae and Organic Waste)
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