Metla Project 3426

Technology and logistics of industrial and energy wood in Finland and in the EU.

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Duration: 2006-2010   Keywords: bioenergy, forest energy, forest technology, logistics, simulation, wood harvesting, wood procurement
Research Programme: Renewing wood product value chains and timber procurement solutions


The main objective of the project is to analyse the impacts of the changing environment of wood procurement on the organisation, logistics and economy of forest operations from the viewpoints of forest companies and forest machine entrepreneurs.

The sub project 1 investigates the impacts of regional harvesting entrepreneurship on technological and logistical solutions of operations and their costs. In addition, the needs of training and education of personnel associated with these changes are studied. In the second sub project a model of technology transfer based on finding of other field is developed for forest technology. The model is further developed and tested by various case studies. The export possibilities of Finnish forest machinery are estimated in EU25 countries taking the environmental and organisational conditions into account. In the third sub project evaluation methods for the suitability of wheeled forest machines are development both at stand and country level. Fourth sub project examines automation of forest machines and possibilities to improve the forest machinery to access forests with poor bearability.

Project leader: Asikainen, Antti
The Finnish Forest Research Institute, Joensuu Office, PO Box 68 (Yliopistokatu 6), FI-80101 JOENSUU, FINLAND
Phone: +358 29 532 3250

Other researchers: Ala-Ilomäki, Jari, VA (2006-08), Anttila, Perttu, JO (2008-10), Emer, Beatrice (2007-08), Jylhä, Paula, KA (2006-07), Laitila, Juha, JO (2006-10), Mola-Yudego, Blas (2009), Nuutinen, Yrjö, JO (2006-10), Parikka, Heikki, VA (2006), Prinz, Robert, JO (2007-08), Routa, Johanna (2008), Rummukainen, Arto, VA (2006), Röser, Dominik, JO (2006-10), Selkimäki, Mari (2009), Sikanen, Lauri, JO (2006-08), Väätäinen, Kari, JO (2006-09)

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