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Gideskog, Staffan (2008) Brikettillverkning på gårdsnivå. Other thesis, SLU.

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In my work I have chosen to examine the profitability for small scale production of hemp briquettes. My study also includes a review of which briquette technique that is the most common one among small scale producers. The reason that I have chosen this subject is because of the discussions about climate and energy that we face almost every day. I also think the subject is extra interesting in these days when the grain prizes are at a historic high level. In order for me to achieve a reliable report, a hemp and briquette producer has given me the actual data from his farm. In that way I have been able to make my calculations from a concrete perspective. I have used the data in several calculations in order to find out the average net balance per hectare. I have also included a calculation of spring wheat in order to make it possible to compare the different crop net balances. The result of this investigation indicates that it´s possible to grow hemp, and produce briquettes with a positive net balance. The net balance for hemp per hectare is 3472 Swedish crowns. The net balance for spring wheat is however much higher per hectare. One hectare of spring wheat generates a profit of approximately 7342 Swedish crowns. In this calculations I haven´t included labor and storage costs. The conclusion of my work is that it´s not possible to achieve a higher net balance of producing briquettes. Soil that has a low grain production capacity is probably the best option for hemp production.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: brikettproduktion, hampa
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: Staffan Gideskog
Date Deposited: 30 May 2008
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 10:03
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/2531

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