Socio-economical Aspects of the Straw Removal at the Farmer Level

S. Marsac, F. Labalette, C. Jacquin, C. Bordet, M.L. Savouré & S. Briand
By-products such as cereal straw are being introduced into the supply chain of energy plants for CHP (Combined Heat and Power generation) or semi-industrial biofuel plants. Methods have been developed in France to estimate the sustainable and available amount of straw. Farmers’ behaviour can affect the availability of the cereal straw by their willingness to collect and market it. This willingness was studied during the Ecobiom project financed by the French National Research Agency (ANR)...