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Andersson, Per-Olof (2008) Försäljning av närvärme. Other thesis, SLU.

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To provide our company a new business opportunity I have in this essay examined the economical possibilities to sell energy. I have chosen to do a case study on my own farm in this essay. The farm is focused to cropping and also have some properties for hire. The farm is situated in the village of Fjelie and that's where the opportunity for selling heat are. Fjelie has about forty houses. The idea is to build a plant where straw is being used as fuel. Being a grain grower you have access to plenty of straw. To avoid problems with smell and smoke from the plant it is being placed at our farm in the outer part of the village instead of in the middle of the village as also would have been possible. In the middle of summer when you are busy with the grain harvest the plant doesn't demand a lot of work instead most of the work is done during winter. To find out how the energy use were in the village an inquiry were given to the people that lives there. They were given questions about their use of energy for heating. I have been in touch with people that have done similar investments and asked them about what you should be aware of. The people in the village was also asked if they were interested in replacing their old heating system with this as that is a major issue for the project. People were in general positive about it as long as they were able to get cheaper heating. I have chosen to compare tree different alternatives for small district heating with straw as fuel. In two of the alternatives the plant is being fed by batches of straw in big bales in the third alternative the plant has a straw chopper and continues straw feeding by automatics. There is a fairly big difference between the alternatives when it goes to investment and also the need of work. My calculations in this essay show that this investment wouldn't be as profitable as i was hoping. All the alternatives are too expensive to build as there also is a to small demand for heating. The village this essay was about uses a relative small amount of oil and most of the people heat there house by electricity or heating pump and those are hard to compete with when it goes to economy. Although I believe that similar investments can be very profitable as long as you can find a place that has a big demand of heating. You can always discuss the price of your straw and work but my opinion is that you should have a full pay when you are doing big investments as this one.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: halmeldning, halm, uppvärmningssystem
Subject (faculty): Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science > Dept. of Agriculture - Farming systems, Technology and Product quality
Divisions: SLU > Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science
Depositing User: Per-Olof Andersson
Date Deposited: 23 May 2008
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 10:03
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/2496

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