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Rurener good practice_veneto agricoltura


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Rurener good practice_veneto agricoltura

  1. 1. GOOD PRACTICE TEMPLATE Title of the measure/initiative: Vineyard pruning cycle for heat production in east Veneto, Italy. A contracting example in a co-operation model Name of the organisation: Veneto Agriculture Status of the organisation: Public Agency of Veneto Region Address: Viale dell’Università, 14 - 35020 Legnaro (PD) Contact person: Federico Correale Santacroce Phone: 0039 0498293711 Fax: 0039 0498293815 E-mail: Web site : Topic (multiple answers are possible)  Public Sector X Private Sector  Large Industrial Buildings  Solar Plants  District Heating  Wind X Biomass  Geothermal energy  Energy saving X Energy efficiency  Energy concepts  Other, please specify ___________________________________________ Stakeholders (multiple answers are possible)  Citizens  Households X Property owners  Policymakers  Local and regional authorities  Energy service company (ESCO’s)  Architects and engineers X Other, please specify: Private wine manufacturers
  2. 2. BACKGROUND Vineyard pruning and woody residues, traditionally burned directly on the field, are used for energy generation solving in this way technical and economical problems of residues disposal to landfill. Wood obtained from vineyards pruning is utilized to produce chips or pure/mixed pellet, that can be burned in modern boiler or stoves. The practice has been developed in east Veneto, Italy. OBJECTIVES Aim of measure: produce energy from vineyard prunings and woody residues utilisable for heating. Specific objectives: - to develop optimised method of harvesting, baling, transport / stocking and chipping of vineyard pruning and woody residues, - to develop contracting system of heat and/or electricity selling. PROCESS The best practise has been developed by Cooperative Agriculture Society Livenza - COAL – Motta di Livenza (TREVISO) in which in 2009 were present: 150 farms, total 1.000 ha of vineyards and 2.500 ha with other crops. Production of prunings in this area is 0,9-3,2 t /ha. The process is carried out in the following way: FINANCIAL RESOURCES AND PARTNERS Actual costs to harvest and take out of field pruning residues to landfill is about 50 €/t. Sources of funding: national grant for electric power production from renewables. RESULTS Depending on the type of activity please provide: quantity of the end-users attended, etc. Describe to what extent the objectives listed above were realised, e.g. decision making process influenced, behavioural change, Other benefits: environmental (quantify the CO2 emission reduction, if possible) and social
  3. 3. and health benefits (e.g. jobs created). There are two concrete scenarios in which the best practise has been applied: 1. Contracting: heat and/or electricity are sold to community, other farm, private buildings, installing little stoves (60kwt up to 1 Mwt). COAL sell heat within a contract benchmarked to fossil fuel price. The seller is responsible of all chain, from supplying of biomass to manage plants. COAL manages about 50 little plants. 2. Medium scale cogeneration: COAL manages 1 plant of 1 MWe. Only 500 Kw are sustainable in COAL area (about 5.000 Ha involved in prunings “production”) other biomass needed is coming from forest wood and other cultural residues. The environmental benefits are related to the heat and/or electricity production in a sustainable way. This way of energy generation solves technical and economical problems of residues disposal to landfill. LESSONS LEARNED AND REPEATABILTY The positive aspects of implementing the measure are following: - energy production in a sustainable way, - use of renewable resources, - use of residues normally not utilised, - high convenience at small-medium scale, - health benefits through CO2 emission reduction, - social benefits. The initiative could be repeatable in the areas where a significant quantity of vineyard prunings is present. Contracting represents a good solution dimensioning the chain to biomass locally available, while medium scale cogeneration is highly attractive with actual national incentives (electric power from renewables). PHOTOS: (please include up to 3 photos)