Energy Wood Costs, Prices, Chopped Materials
Important points for selling chopped materials from energy woods:
- Weight (tons) or volumes (loosely packed cubic meters, solid cubic meters); dry substance or fresh mass; water content?
- Area yields – average annual yield pro hectare (lower) or total yield in specific harvesting years (higher)
- Parity – Where will the goods be passed? free at the edge of field, free at factory gate?
Profit contribution comparison to other crops: Fast rotation must represent an agricultural option, the bandwidths lie within the range of €150-700 for energy timber (as for 2012) and of -€50-+325 for industrial timber;
For profitability, the following points are critical:
- Dry matter yields
- Dry matter prices
- Harvesting costs
- Recommended minimal field sizes for applying a harvester start from 3- 5 ha
We would be pleased to help you calculate your energy wood areas!\