Vol. 8 No. 2-3 (2014)
Articles

The possibilities of energetic applicability and economic evaluation of grape in the Szentantalfa township

Published September 30, 2014
József Brazsil
Pannon University, Georgikon School, Keszthely
Gábor Pintér
Pannon University, Georgikon School, Keszthely
Mihály Veszelka
Pannon University, Georgikon School, Keszthely
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Brazsil, J. ., Pintér , G. ., & Veszelka , M. . (2014). The possibilities of energetic applicability and economic evaluation of grape in the Szentantalfa township. Applied Studies in Agribusiness and Commerce, 8(2-3), 25-32. https://doi.org/10.19041/APSTRACT/2014/2-3/3

Energy production has become one of the key problems in the recent years. Hungary is lacking fossil fuels, but could play a leading role of biomass utilization in Europe. In the concept of biomass not only main-, but by-products (e.g. grape) are be included. Since farmers face a variety of difficulties in disposing of garpe from plantation sites it would be beneficial to encourage grape use in energy production. In our opinion due to varying transportation costs it is crucial to investigate the amount of potentially usable grape both for the whole country and in local township levels. Our economic studies were done on the Szentantalfa Township’s Balatonfüred-Csopak Vine Region. According to our findings the total amount of grape generated in the township theoretically amounts to 5.28 TJ exploitable that would operate a 360 kW boiler for a whole heating period (6 months). In our opinion the appearance of local energy production based on grape could significantly raise the ability of the future potential income of townships.