About Ingecor

  • Founded in 2006, has its origins in the agroforestry management of the land.

  • Ingecor’s founding team has more than 15 years of experience in the forestry and agricultural sector.

  • Its principal activity is this moment is management, storage and logistics of biomass for supply to electric power production plant.

  • Ingecor works with different types of biomass such as: pine chip, olive pruning, cotton, olive bone, olive leaf,…

  • Ingecor also takes care of organizing suppliers and transports to collect biomass in the field and deliver in power plants according to the needs demanded by them.

Ingecor’s work

  • For the OLEAF4VALUE project, Ingecor Agroforestal collects samples of olive leaves from different places in Andalucía (Spain) and reduce their moisture content.

  • Each sample is divided in two, one is dried in oven at 100ºC for 1 hour and the other is dried at ambient temperature for 2 days before sending to NATAC.

  • Ingecor has collected in this season more than 200 samples from the following varieties and origins:

Variety of olive leaf Origins of olive leaf
Manzanillo South of Córdoba
Hojiblanca North of Málaga
Picual East of Córdoba
Arbequino Column 2 Value 4

Examples of varieties of olive leaf that Ingecor has collected during this season:

Besides, Ingecor is collecting monthly olive leaf samples from the same tree located in the East of Córdoba, and sending them to NATAC to analyse the variability of components and properties that Ingecor is focused on.

In addition to the collection of olive leaf samples, this season has also carried out a large-scale leaf drying test for one day at the Ingecor’s factory in Alcolea.

  • NATAC staff and Ingecor’s technicians were present at the test.

  • Ingecor’s technicians were regulating the speed and temperature of drying according to the needs requested by NATAC.

Objectives for the following months

  • For the next season Ingecor will be focused more on the quality of the samples than on the quantity.

  • Ingecor’s intention is to minimize the time between sample collection and delivery to NATAC.
  • To identify well the different origins and types of cultivation (traditional or intensive, irrigated or dried) in order to try to locate which characteristics are the most interesting for the OLEAF4VALUE project.