The TECH4EFFECT final event showcased results and provided informed dialogue on digitalisation, wood supply and forest technologies.
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TECH4EFFECT app developer says that from a technical point-of-view the speed of forestry digitalisation could progress much quicker than it is currently.
TECH4EFFECT joined four other RTDS projects and the Head of the BBI JU in the EU Green Week Partner Event: The Market-Driven Circular and Bioeconomy.
The TECH4EFFECT final event will be held on Thursday, 10 June, from 9:00 am to 12 noon. Deadline for registration: Monday, 7 June.
Astrup says that the key to big data use in forestry rests on core narratives that will drive new business models, further efficiency gains.
Continued collaboration between European scientists is in line with the spirit of publicly funded European research, development and innovative aims to make valuable impacts in the forest sector.
SILVISMART sparks innovation in Konrad Forsttechnik’s latest onboard computer control system used in cable yarding technology in steep terrain harvesting.
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 as well as Metsähallitus.
Eight researchers, four operators and representatives of Ponsse were working on the site in soft soil peatland. The researchers conducted measurements on the soil and on the machines.
The aim of the field test was to study the effects of different machine and track combinations on wheel rut development and fuel consumption on soft soil. 5 different track types were tested. The impact was measured as the depth of any ruts developed over multiple passes, both while driving straight and through a curve of 20 m radius. The trial was also used to evaluate different methods of measuring soil displacement, including a horizontal laser and measuring stick, a personal laser scanner (PLS) fitted on a backpack, and the use of a digital surface model from derived from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flown at low altitude. Results of both the track and machine combinations, and the measurement methods will be analysed and disseminated in autumn.
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 climate and minor climate change.
Read about the results in their publication, which is now available open access:
Sustainably managed forests provide renewable raw material that can be used for primary/secondary conversion products and as biomass for energy generation.
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 increased forest biomass feedstock supply – a comparative assessment of technological solutions’ in the International Journal of Forest Engineering is now available open access:
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