Residui di potatura di olivo. Prove sperimentali di raccolta in Puglia per uso energetico
Pari, L.; Assirelli, A.; Suardi, A.; Croce, S.; Acampora, A.
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Compagnia delle Foreste
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Mechanized recovery of olive tree pruning residues.
Experimental trials in Puglia region. Agricultural residues
represent an important source of biomass for energy.
Among the available biomass suitable for energy and present in
Italy, pruning represents about the 20% of the total. In fact, about
1.184 million of hectares are planted with olive trees; the pruning
residues coming from these plantations repre-sent a wide source
of biomass at National level. More than 32% of these olive groves
is concentrated in the territory of Puglia region, at south-east
of the Italian peninsula. In a pruning based energy supply chain,
harvesting cost and quality characteristics of biomass are the
most important aspect to be taken into account. The aim of the
this work was to evaluate the performance of a prototype machines
for harvesting and chipping of pruning for energy uses and
the physical characteristics of the chip produced.