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Table 5 Impact of cost variations on SRC annuities from SRC production with (a) no drying but reduced commodity prices of 93€ t od (80%—according to [98]), (b) drying with waste energy from biogas plants—10% biomass loss according to [70]

From: A spatial explicit scenario method to support participative regional land-use decisions regarding economic and ecological options of short rotation coppice (SRC) for renewable energy production on arable land: case study application for the Göttingen district, Germany

   Annuities in € ha−1 of SRC production variants
   408 (93) 421 (116)
Cost position Reference value Fresh wood chips [a] Dried wood chips [b]
Preparation and planting 2107€ ±15 ±15
Harvesting and chipping 880€ (16€ tod −1) ±15 ±15
Re-conversion (incl. fertilizer application) 1900€ (1600 + 300) ±7 ±7
Transportation (20 km) 725€ (14€ t od −1) ±14 ±14
Transportation to biogas plant (5 km) 357.5€
6.5€
± 6
Drying costs 385€ (7€ t od −1)  
Yield-level (±10%) 55 t od rot−1 ±70 ±72
Price-level (±10%) 93 t od −1/116 t od −1 ±92 ±104
Area (1 ha) 5 ha ±25 ±25
Slope (10%) 0% ±11 ±11