E3S Web Conf.
Volume 132, 2019XXII International Scientific Conference POLSITA 2019 “Progress of mechanical engineering supported by information technology”
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Section||Engineering and Technology|
|Published online||22 November 2019|
Miscanthus harvesting technologies and computer-assisted cost estimation of biomass production
Faculty of Production and Energy Engineering, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Balicka 116B, 30-149 Krakow, Poland
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The purpose of the paper was to determine the costs of production of biomass from Miscanthus, for various harvesting technologies. The study includes harvest in the form of chaff and compacted straw, on a 10 ha plantation. The scope of work includes estimated calculations for six different variants, computed with the application “BiOBkalkulator”. The biomass production costs were very diverse and ranged from PLN 80t-1 (PLN 1613ha-1) for the small-scale streamlined harvesting technology, to PLN 258t-1 (PLN 5,158ha-1) for the self-propelled forage harvesting technology, using own machinery (IVa). The costs of harvesting and transporting Miscanthus constitute from approx. 41 to over 80% of the biomass production costs, depending on the variant used.
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