E3S Web Conf.
Volume 154, 20206th International Conference – Renewable Energy Sources (ICoRES 2019)
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|Published online||09 March 2020|
Profitability of biomass production in relation to harvesting technology
Department of Production Organization, Logistics and Applied Computer Science, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
2 Institute of Technical Sciences, State Vocational East European Higher School in Przemyśl, Poland.
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The aim of the paper was to determine the production costs and profitability of biomass production from Virginia mallow including various harvesting technologies. The paper covered theoretical calculation of the production costs of biomass form Virginia mallow with the use of the computer application “Biocalculator”. Calculations were made for a plantation with the surface area of 5 ha and four technologies of harvesting and the product form (pressed straw, chaff). The paper determines the profitability of production of biomass from Virginia mallow for four variants of sale prices of biomass at the level of 100, 120, 140 and 150 PLN∙t-1. In case of T1 technology all assumed prices of sale of Virginia mallow biomass with the obtained production costs were profitable. On the other hand, in T3 and T4 technology, the scope of sale prices from 120 to 150 PLN∙t-1 caused that the biomass production was profitable. While, the least profitable was application of T2 technology where only at the assessment of biomass sale 150 PLN∙t-1 production was profitable and in the remaining price options the profit was not obtained.
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