Two new partners in TECH4EFFECT!

Confirming the high relevance of research and innovation in TECH4EFFECT, two additional organisations have recently joined the TECH4EFFECT consortium. The Department of Forest Work Science and Engineering from the University of Goettingen (Germany) is continuing the work previously done at Freiburg University on timber harvesting and site impact. The South African Stellenbosch University is a key connection point to the South African forestry sector, especially to provide machine derived data to the efficiency portal and associated research.

 

 

Field trials: Cable-assisted timber harvesting on steep terrain

In cable-assisted timber harvesting forces on the cable are enormous. But how strong exactly are they?

As part of TECH4EFFECT WP3 , Markus Engel and Andreas Mayerhofer (ÖBf – Austrian Federal Forests ) and Thomas Holzfeind from BOKU carried out investigations on winch assisted harvesting machines in the ÖBf forest district Flachau (Austria). They recorded the inclination of the machine during operation on steep terrain using a tilt sensor installed on the winch assisted Valmet 840TX forwarder. At the same time, the tensile forces in the cable were measured with a load shackle. In addition, all activities of the machine were recorded by an action camera, which will be analysed later together with inclination data and the tensile forces. The results are intended to shed light on the tensile forces that occur in the cable of the machine as a function of the work processes and the machine inclination.

 

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Cable assisted forwarder operating on steep terrain; pictures: Holzfeind Thomas

7 December 2017, BBI JU Stakeholder forum, Brussels, Belgium

The BBI JU Stakeholder forum in Brussels is a one-day event to bring together stakeholders from the bioeconomy and present all 65 ongoing BBI JU projects, including TECH4EFFECT. Register to meet our coordinator Rasmus Astrup (NIBIO):

https://stakeholderforum.bbi.europa.eu/

The program incluedes plenary sessions with keynote speeches, but also thematic breakout sessions on the following topics:

  • The role of the primary sector in building bio-based industries
  • Industrial innovation – defining the direction for science-based innovation
  • The value for Europe’s citizens – aligning economic & societal expectations & needs
  • New markets, new sectors, new products

Have a look at the full programme!

Stakeholder feedback collected during this event will help to shape BBI JU’s future role in the bioeconomy!