Developing of a pruning harvesting machinery
Pari, L.; Cutini, M.
12th European Biomass Conference
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An hay chopper Gallignani mod. P120 was modified to harvest olive pruning. The machine needs 3 hours to harvest 1 hectare, the cost of the harvested biomass is 37,66 €/t (d.m.).
The olive pruning harvested was utilized to carried out combustion test on a wood 400.000 kcal boiler.
It was pointed out that a biomass commercial boiler can be used without any adaptations feed with olive pruning. The boiler efficiency was evaluated as 67% and flow emissions were evaluated to be in the law range.