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In the future, small timber must be transported to its place of use from farther and farther away – there are profitable alternatives

It is also worthwhile to transport small timber to its place of use from farther away – presupposing that a suitable mode of transportation or a combination of modes can be found for each situation and set of conditions. New trucks with more capacity are often a more cost-effective alternative to expensive railtransport. Rail transport is more competitive than road transport only when work is close to train terminals and when the distance is long enough. As a whole, the pruned tree chain is more cost-effective than the whole tree chain. In the international Enerwoods project, Metla compared the transport costs of different combinations in the Kokkola-Kainuu axis.

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LYNET IV Research Days: Utilization of natural resources over the border of Finland and Russia - perspectives of natural and social sciences


November 11-12, 2014, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland

The research days focus on natural resources both in Finland and Russia. Animals, rivers, vegetation types as well as mineral deposits run in both sides of the border, but the management and policies often change at border. What we can learn from the differences and similarities? What are impacts of the policies in both sides of the borders? How use of resources changes when crossing the border? By raising these questions, we aim to inspire discussion on use and value of natural resources and challenge to find new perspectives on researching natural resources.

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Trees4Future – research without borders

Photo: Tuija Aronen

The Trees4Future project is integrating European knowledge and expertise on forest genetics, forestry and wood technology into a single portal. The experts from the 13 European project partner countries can also utilise each other’s research equipment and infrastructure; a work period usually lasts a couple of months. “Useful and productive”, commented Azahara Barra Jiménez, a Spanish forestry student who has been finalising her dissertation at Metla’s Punkaharju location, utilising the expertise of the local researchers.

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