Welcome to the logistical component database which you can access underneath (click on numbers in last column)!

The database on logistical components was elaborated in WP3.  In the underneath table an overview is given of all logistical components included in the database organised in categories and sub-categories according to the main functionalities it has. In the last column of the table users can click on the icon to enter the detailed characteristics of every logistical components included in the database. It includes a long list parameters for pre-treatment, storage and transport technologies that are needed to deliver biomass feedstock of a specified quality at the correct moment to a processing technology. In the current version of the database per conversion technologies parameters are specified on general properties (e.g. functionality, technology readiness and number of systems already in operation), technical properties, biomass input and output specifications and financial and economic properties. 

A logistical component is one of the links in the biomass value chain from biomass to (final) conversion. Examples are pre-treatment, storage and transport technologies that are needed to deliver biomass feedstock of a specified quality at the correct moment to a processing technology. Before the database was filled a selection was made of relevant logistical components and how they needed to be characterised in the database. This is described in D3.1 together with an overview of the populated database.  Using the information on logistical componenents and making an inventory of existing logistical value chains developed in various European projects, the most important logistical concepts were characterised in D3.2

The logistical concepts selected and described in WP3 have been further tested in several case studies using different tools supporting the design and evaluation of biomass delivery chains through formalised steps and evaluation indicators. The LocaGIStics and BeWhere tools were developed and implemented in a stepwise approach for the regions of Burgundy and Aragon . The reports can be accessed here: Burgundy case study, Aragon logistical case study. For the Finish case study the BeWhere and the Witness simulation models were implemented and this is described here: Finland logistical case study. An overview of all 3 case studie approaches and key messages is given in deliverable D3.4 & 3.6

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View details of NOBILI WS 320 Bio

Commercial name NOBILI WS 320 Bio
Main category Size reduction
Subcategory Shredding: shredder
Most common/suitable applications harvesting of energy crops
Main operating principle:
"This front mounted shredder is intended for harvesting energy crops such as miscanthus, switch grass, sorghum and arundo Donax._x000D_ The WS 320 BIO, available in 3.20 m working width, is a shredder with a built in windrow production system. The objective is to work in combination with a round or high density baler in order to reduce the number of passages and tools. This machine is available in reverse drive version for solo use."_x000D_ (from Kuhn's web site http://www.kuhn.com/com_en/whats-new-new-shredder-ws-320-bio.html )
Level of commercial application commercial
Year of first implementation in practice 2013
Estimated number of systems in operation since introduction
Current Technology Readiness Level in 2014 Level 9, System ready for full scale deployment
Expected Technology Readiness Level in 2030 Level 9, System ready for full scale deployment

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Energy demand (MJ/t)9.42
Type of energy needed Diesel
Other input demand
Pre-treatment efficiency (output/input)
Input processing capacity (t/h)45.5
Storage capacity for input (t)
Storage capacity for output (t)
Number of full load hours per year (h)125
Maximum load volume of transport system (m3)
Maximum load weight of transport system (t)
Typical lifetime of equipment (years)7.4
Labour requirements pre-treatment (h/t)
Labour requirements storage (h/t)
Labour requirements transport (h/t)
Transportability Mobile

Acceptable biomass input groups Crop: grass; Crop: perennial;
Received (intermediate) biomass type not relevant: unchanged
Minimum particle size input length (mm) width / diameter (mm) 6 height (mm)
Maximum particle size input length (mm) 40 width / diameter (mm) 10 height (mm)
Moisture content input (%, wet base) Minimum Maximum
Bulk density input (kg/m3, wet base) Minimum Maximum
Maximum input level of contamination with exogenous material (%, dry base)
Maximum ash content input (%, dry base)

Indication of follow up process(es) Combustion; Anaerobic digestion; Simultaneous saccharification & fermentation (SSF); Gasification; Torrefaction;

Delivered (intermediate) biomass type Square bales
Dimensions    length (mm) 2500    width (mm) 1200    height (mm) 700

Moisture content output (%, wet base) Minimum 16 Maximum 16
Bulk density output (kg/m3, wet base) Minimum 154 Maximum 154
Maximum output level of contamination with exogenous material (%, dry base)
Maximum ash content output (%, dry base)

Specific investment costs of equipment, included auxiliaries (€)24200
Operation and maintenance costs (€/t)2.12
  -    Calculation method   Effective operation time
Storage costs (€/t)
Loading costs (€/t)
Unloading costs (€/t)
Transport costs per kilometer (€/km)
Transport costs per tonne (€/t)
Transport costs per load (€)
Transport costs fixed (€)
Infrastructure needed  None

Edited by: Yunjie Zhu