Successful TECH4EFFECT field trials with cut-to-length machines to reduce fuel consumption

Project partners LUKE, CNR-IVALSA and PONSSE successfully conducted field trials near Jyväskylä, Finland, on the efficiency of cut-to-length harvesting machines in cooperation with a contractor and their operators. The aim was to reduce the fuel consumption of harvesters during cut-to-length operations by applying various technical settings to the machines, like idle times, engine settings and fine-tuning of hydraulic power supply components.

A team of three to seven researchers, three operators and representatives of the manufacturer was working on site, collecting lots of measurements, study data and video material. Three different PONSSE harvesters were studied but similar measures can then also be applied for other machine types, such as forwarders used in timber extraction.

Project information in Italian available

Information about TECH4EFFECT is now also available in Italian!

Have a look at our flyer for an overview, or check out the poster for details!





The first video has been added to our YouTube channel! Timber harvesting on steep slope!

Consoritum meeting and field trip

Project scientific poster available

Look at our scientific TECH4EFFECT poster for details of our project to use data and technology for efficient, sustainable forest management.

TECH4EFFECT introduction on slideshare

The presentation to introduce TECH4EFFECT is now also available on slideshare.

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Project presentation and factsheet available

Look at our one-pager or presentation to get a quick overview of our project to use data and technology for efficient, sustainable forest management.

Job opportunity – Postdoc in Benchmarking

The University of Copenhagen is recruiting a Postdoc in Benchmarking for improving efficiency in forestry operations for TECH4EFFECT.
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1st Press release – Project launch

Profitable and sustainable European forest management – this is what TECH4EFFECT is about. Read our first press release to get an overview of what TECH4EFFECT is working on in the next 4 years and aims to achieve.
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Project kick-off in Oslo

After a successful kick-off meeting in Oslo, November 2.-4. 2016, the work is starting!