Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

SRC in Europe Pieter D. Kofman Wood energy consultant to COFORD.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "SRC in Europe Pieter D. Kofman Wood energy consultant to COFORD."— Presentation transcript:

1 SRC in Europe Pieter D. Kofman Wood energy consultant to COFORD

2 General Strongly increased need for wood fuel Strongly increased need for wood fuel Existing sources are running out Existing sources are running out Increased interest for planting SRC/SRF Increased interest for planting SRC/SRF Like Ireland energy companies offer long term contracts for fuel Like Ireland energy companies offer long term contracts for fuel Total area planted in 2010 ca 3000 ha Total area planted in 2010 ca 3000 ha

3 Denmark Large increase in planting, now exceeding 1200 ha/yr in willow, but aim was ha over 3 yrs with €400/ha grant Large increase in planting, now exceeding 1200 ha/yr in willow, but aim was ha over 3 yrs with €400/ha grant Planted area >> 4500 ha Planted area >> 4500 ha Little interest in other species like miscanthus, poplar Little interest in other species like miscanthus, poplar Harvesting machinery developed for soft terrain/ cheap harvesting Harvesting machinery developed for soft terrain/ cheap harvesting

4

5

6 Sweden Several years ago very large area (>> ha), which slowly declined to ca ha Several years ago very large area (>> ha), which slowly declined to ca ha Now increasing again Now increasing again Important sales system for cuttings gone over from Lantmännen (animal feed company) to Salixenergi (specialist willow company), all SW clones Important sales system for cuttings gone over from Lantmännen (animal feed company) to Salixenergi (specialist willow company), all SW clones

7 Germany Plans for 10 CHP installations on SRC, at least ha needed Plans for 10 CHP installations on SRC, at least ha needed Little interest from farmers Little interest from farmers Slowly picking up Slowly picking up Assumedly no biomass available from forests (totally wrong) Assumedly no biomass available from forests (totally wrong) Mainly poplar, also willow Mainly poplar, also willow

8 Netherlands Used to be forerunner in early to mid 1900’s, but not for energy Used to be forerunner in early to mid 1900’s, but not for energy Mainly used for waterworks, protection of dikes Mainly used for waterworks, protection of dikes Area nearly totally gone Area nearly totally gone Now little interest, land too expensive Now little interest, land too expensive

9

10 Poland Large areas of willow planted Large areas of willow planted Bioremediation of soils that have been contaminated with heavy metals Bioremediation of soils that have been contaminated with heavy metals

11 Italy Tradition of growing poplar in SRF, not only for energy but before mainly for paper production Tradition of growing poplar in SRF, not only for energy but before mainly for paper production Also very large harvest of coppice sweet chestnut for firewood Also very large harvest of coppice sweet chestnut for firewood

12 Main problems 1 Convincing farmers to grow a woody species on agricultural land Convincing farmers to grow a woody species on agricultural land Convincing farmers to grow a perennial crop Convincing farmers to grow a perennial crop Get farmers to treat SRC as an agricultural crop with weeding, fertilising, game control Get farmers to treat SRC as an agricultural crop with weeding, fertilising, game control

13 Main problems 2 Solve harvesting problems, cheaper machines that can last Solve harvesting problems, cheaper machines that can last Solve storage problems of wet produce Solve storage problems of wet produce


Download ppt "SRC in Europe Pieter D. Kofman Wood energy consultant to COFORD."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google