Cost of Wood Residues r~ 15-20 km Location for Biomass Plant X Collecting point r< 800 m r> 800 m No Vehicle Access Plantation Boundary Result from EforE’s survey: Fertilizer plant: purchasing price 300 THB/ton Minimum Wage: 150 THB/ton Labor Collection Capacity:1 ton/day Distance of Vehicle Access from Collecting Point 800 Meter Distance to Power Plant 15-20 km. Processing Cost (Wood Chopping) 150 THB/ton Transportation Cost 50 THB/ton Assumptions for transportation Cost: Petrol Price: 40 THB/Litre Fuel Cost for transportation in 20 km: 750 THB/trip Wood Weight per Trip: 17 ton Cost of Wood Residues = 500 Bht./ton Fuel price will depend on the financial analysis.
Level of Understanding Attitude on Environmental Impacts Acceptance High public acceptance due to increasing revenues from job creation and selling biomass Good relationship between FIO plantations and locals creates public acceptance e.g. Chiang Tong Awritten social contract with the local authority as assurance on environmental impacts effectively create confidence and acceptance of biomass power plants from communities. Group 1 : No background on Biomass power plant, but concerns on environmental impacts Group 2 : Strong concern on environmental impacts especially Those in Lampang Province due to their experiences from Environmental impacts of Coal-fired power plant Developer shall provide info on environmental impacts and mitigation option. The project should at least conduct IEE to ensure that all environmental impacts are taken into considertion. Low level of understanding It is crucial to provide basic information on biomass power plant to the locals once start project implementation. Attitude Survey
Benefit to community from Biomass plant Wood residues as main feedstock Installed Capacity Feedstock consumption (ton/day) Number of wood Collectors worker Wage rate (baht/day) Revenue to community (baht/year) 25 15 10 25 15 10 150 1,379,700 827,820 551,880 Remarks : a worker collecting wood residues 1 ton/day Wage rate for FIO ’ s temperaly worker 120-150 baht/day Benefit to community from Biomass plant Agricultures waste as main feedstock Biomass type Propotion to total feedstock (%) Biomass consumption (ton/day) Biomass Price (Baht/Ton) Revenue to community (M. baht/year) Corn cob 100% 80% 50% 23 18 11 300-350 2.48-2.90 1.99-2.32 1.24-1.45 Cassava roots 100% 80% 50% 33 26 16 250-300 2.98-3.57 2.38-2.86 1.49-1.78 1.1,000 kw power plant
Projects using FUTURE biomass from FIO’s plantations as a primary fuel