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!

6 – 10 October 2019, FORMEC – COFE, Sopron, Hungary – with TECH4EFFECT session

The 52 edition of the symposium ‘Forestry Mechanization’ or FORMEC will be held together with the 42 edition of the Council on Forest Engineering (COFE). This year TECH4EFFECT has its’ own session at FORMEC! Also this is the first time for a COFE meeting taking place in Europe – in Sopron, Hungary. Join also the field trip to Forchtenstein in Austria to attend AUSTROFOMA, the only Austrian forestry machine and device demonstration where all the machines on display are shown performing real-life tasks.

The TECH4EFFECT session includes the following presentations:

  • Raffaele Spinelli, Angelo Conrado de Arruda Moura: Productivity and fuel consumption of heavy forwarders under different configurations: benchmarks from fleet-level long-term records (one million loads) (A-0071)
  • Thomas Varch, Gernot Erber, Raffaele Spinelli, Karl Stampfer: High voltage: Effect of an energy recuperating carriage on fuel consumption and productivity during whole tree cable yarding operations (A-0055)
  • Bruce Talbot, Omar Mologni, Nicholas Clarke, Marek Pierzchala, Rasmus Astrup: A micro-catchment approach to measuring surface run-off after cable logging (A-0152)
  • Thomas Holzfeind, Christian Kanzian, Karl Stampfer, Franz Holzleitner: Assessing Cable Tensile Forces of Winch-Assisted Forwarders on Steep Terrain under Real Working Conditions (A-0061)
  • Cameron Leslie, Colin Koszman, James Hunt, Rien Visser, Hunter Harrill, Dominik Roeser: Factors Affecting Productivity and Utilisation of Winch-Assist Machines: Six Case Studies in New Zealand and Canada (A-0115)
  • Gernot Erber, Raffaele Spinelli, Giovanna Ottaviani Aalmo, Dirk Jaeger, Marian Schönauer, Stephan Hoffmann, Bruce Talbot, Karl Stampfer: Flat and wet: Cable yarding on sensitive soils in Europe – motivations, challenges and potential (A-0054)

More details and registration on the conference website.

29 September – 5 October 2019, IUFRO, Curitiba, Brazil

The 25th world congress of the International Union of Forest Research Organizationstakes (IUFRO) takes place in Curitiba, Brazil, and focuses on Forest Research and Cooperation for Sustainable Development. Congress themes include:

  • Forests for people
  • Forests and climate change
  • Forests and forest products for a greener future
  • Biodiversity, ecosystem services and biological invasions
  • Forests, soil and water interactions

Registration is open already with early bird registration until 25th May!
Check the congress website for more details and follow us to find out, which TECH4EFFECT partners to meet there!

26 – 27 June 2019, KWF Thementage, Richberg, Germany

This years KWF Thementage focus on the topic of ‘Forest access today – novel ways in logistics’. Franz Holzleitner from BOKU will give a presentation on ‘Smart sensing technology to monitor road bearing capacity’. Don’t miss this chance to meet TECH4EFFECT partners and pick up our project flyer in the KWF info desk.

Have a look at the event website: http://www.kwf-thementage.de/

Please not that this event is mainly conducted in German.

27 – 31 May 2019, LIGNA 2019, Hannover, Germany

For the third time the Wood Industry Summit will be at LIGNA 2019. Taking place from 27 to 31 May in Hannover, Germany (hall 26), the summit focuses on “Access to Resources and Technology”. It is a well-established showcase for the forestry and wood industries organized by our partner KWF (German Forestry Council) together with Deutsche Messe.

Meet Bruce Talbot from NIBIO giving ‘An overview of technologies for monitoring the impact of forest machines on the soil
in Hall 26, Stand H28 on 31 May. 2019, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Have a look at the event website for more details: LIGNA 2019

23 – 24 May 2019, Österreichische Forsttagung, Seckau, Austria

Austrian Foresters are meeting this year in ‘Stift Seckau’ close to Knittelfeld to discuss forests and climate change. Gernot Erber from BOKU has been selected to present our TECH4EFFECT project poster. Registration is open until 3. May!

Check out the event page for more details!

17 – 19 May 2019, Forlener, Erba, Italy

Our partner CONAIBO is going to attend the italian trade fair FORLENER from 17 to 19 May. Vitit the “Lario Fiere” exhibition centre in Erba (Lombardy Region, around 50km from Milan) to meet with them and pick up some TECH4EFFECT flyers!

As the main Italian fair focusing on the forest-wood energy chain, FORLENER (Forest-Wood-Energy) is covering the whole value chain of its products and services

  • Forest management and plantations of fast-growth species
  • machinery and equipment for cut, pick-up and first manufacture of timber
  • boilers, stoves and chimneys (wood as an energy source at household, communities, industries levels)
  • technologies for the production of pellets
  • fire fighting equipment and safe working devices

Visit the FORLENER website for more details.

20 November 2018, FTP conference 2018, Vienna, Austria

‘Vision 2040: The future role of the forest bioeconomy in Europe’ is the focus of this conference on the 20th of November 2018 in Vienna. Don’t miss this chance discuss the future of forests and their role in the bioeconomy and meet Gernot Erber from BOKU and Daniela Fichtenbauer from RTDS. Participation is free of charge but the number of seats is limited!

Check the full program!

Register here!

The FTP conference 2018 is an event of the Austrian EU presidency, organised by the Forest-based Sector Technology Platform.

25 – 27 September 2018, FORMEC, Madrid, Spain

This years yearly FORMEC (Forestry Mechanization) meeting takes place in Madrid, Spain, from 25 – 27 September 2018. Register to meet serveral TECH4EFFECT partners:

  • Bruce Talbot from NIBIO in Session A1: The TECH4EFFECT Efficiency Portal: architecture, challenges, and preliminary outcomes of an ambitious benchmarking system (25.09; 15:00 in Room F1)
  • Johanna Routa from LUKE in Session B1: Productivity and cost-efficiency of mechanizing tending with Cutlink device in spruce seedling stands (26.09; 10:10 in Room F1)
  • Bruce Talbot and Rasmus Astrup from NIBIO in Session B3: Developments in post-harvest site assessments and their potential for improving operational and environmental performance (26.09; 8:30 in Room M0)
  • Gernot Erber from BOKU in Session D1: First accuracy test of a novel mobile device based application for value-optimized bucking in motor-manual harvesting operations (26.09; 15:10 in Room F1)
  • Robert Prinz from LUKE: Manipulating work setting to reduce fuel consumption in CTL timber harvesting machines (26.09; 14:50 in Room D3). Download the presentation here!

Have a look at the full program for details!

UPDATE: FORMEC proceedings now available: https://www.formec.org/proceedings.html

 

 

 

 

24 – 27 September 2018, FowiTa, Göttingen, Germany

The Forstwirtschaftliche Tagung (FowiTa) in Göttingen (Germany) is the main meeting of German foresters. University of Göttingen will present the project poster.

More information available at: https://www.fowita-konferenz.de.