Transport Load Size

Applies to: CR Transport

Description:

This indicator refers to the reduction of fuel consumption for residue transportation, taking into account transportation distance and load size.

Questions:

What is farm-to-plant distance of crop residues?

What is the transport load size for crop residues?

Rating:

Transportation distance less than 10 km

Load size larger than 12 t and transportation distance smaller than 50 km

Load size larger than 12 t and transportation distance larger than 50 km

Transportation distance between 10 km and 20 km and load size smaller than 12 t

Transportation distance larger than 20 km and load size smaller than 12 t

Sources of information:

The Centre for Biomass Technology. 1998. Straw for Energy Production. Technology-Environment-Economy.

Danish Technological Institute for Renewable Energy and Transport. 2007. Production of big straw bales, straw pellets, transport and storing for power plants and CHP plants.