Entries by TECH4EFFECT

26-27 October 2019, Forestalia, Piacenza, Italy

Forestalia is THE forestry trade fair in Italy, located in Piacenza from 26-27 of October 2019. This year will feature not only machine demonstrations and exhibitions, but also a TECH4EFFECT seminar organised by CNR-IVALSA and CONAIBO. Keep checking our updates for more info!

Towards more sensitive forest operations– TECH4EFFECT conducted field trials with forwarders and flotation tracks

The TECH4EFFECT (Knowledge and Technologies for Effective Wood Procurement) project successfully conducted field trials near Rautavaara, Finland, on the impacts of different tracks and machines on the soil. The field tests were conducted during the last week of June 2019 by the project partners Luke, NIBIO and Ponsse in cooperation with contractors and their operators […]

Publication: Effects of intensified silviculture on timber production and its economic profitability under changing climatic conditions

The aim of this study by Routa et al. from LUKE was to examine how intensified silviculture affects timber production and its economic profitability based on forest ecosystem model simulations. The study was conducted on Norway spruce and Scots pine stands located on medium-fertile upland forest sites under middle boreal conditions in Finland, under current […]

Publication: Sustainability impacts of increased forest biomass feedstock supply

Sustainably managed forests provide renewable raw material that can be used for primary/secondary conversion products and as biomass for energy generation. This paper Tuomasjukka et al from EFI evaluated the economic, environmental and social sustainability impacts of making the potentially available timber available with current and technologically improved value chains. Their publication ‘Sustainability impacts of […]

T4E Bucking App ready for download

Two years of development and a lot of testing by Latschbacher and the Institute of Forest Engineering of BOKU led to this mobile device based application for value-optimized motor-manual bucking. Get our T4E Bucking App now for free from GooglePlay Store! More information in our Results section! http://www.tech4effect.eu/results/bucking-app/

Field test: Controlling of cable yarding operations

BOKU and Konrad are working on enabling advanced operation progress monitoring and performance evaluation through pooling sensor information on cable yarders. The first field test has taken place during a downhill yarding operation with a Konrad Mounty 4000 yarder to test the system under real-life conditions, contributing to work package 3 – harvesting. Stay informed […]

Newsletter March 2019

Just out! Read our latest newsletter: TECH4EFFECT NEWSLETTER MARCH 2019 Consortium meeting and field trip T4E Bucking App to assist motor manual bucking Prize for oral presentation to TECH4EFFECT partners SGGW field trip for silvicultural case study Publication:  Decreasing fuel consumption of excavator-based harvesters with machine control system Publication: Spatial distribution of the potential forest […]