INFRES, LogistEC and EuroPrunning aim to accelerate technological development opening new paths to Europe’s renewable energy targets by producing research based knowledge, technological solutions and service innovations for increased biomass feedstock supply from forestry residues, agricultural residues, and dedicated energy crop plantations.
They target high efficiency and precise deliveries of woody feedstock to heat and power plant and bio-refining industries by:
Producing technological and logistic innovations for harvesting, transport and storage technology for fuel procurement.
Demonstrating new solutions in full supply chains from harvesting to transport and storage in real operational environment.
Identifying technological, economic, regulatory and other bottlenecks to innovations in the respective bioenergy sectors and sketching pathways for improvements
Assessing the environmental, economic and social sustainability for the developed logistics including scenarios for different fuels, technologies, transport distances etc.
Disseminating the outcomes of research and demonstrations to practioners.
Implementation of the projects started in mid-2012. With project durations of between 36 and 48 months, INFRES is scheduled to finish in August 2015, whereas LogistEC and EuroPruning will continue into 2016.
ORGANISERS AND SUPPORT PARTNERS
Antti Asikainen/LUKE (INFRES Project Coordinator)
Tomas Nordfjell/SLU (INFRES Quality Manager)
Benoit Gabrielle (LogistEC Coordinator)
Daniel García Galindo (EuroPruning Coordinator)
John Vos, BTG, firstname.lastname@example.org
Raffaele Spinelli, CNR IVALSA, email@example.com
Johanna Routa/LUKE (INFRES Project Manager)
Eija Alakangas/VTT (INFRES Dissemination Leader)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, www.fao.org
International Union of Forest Research Organizations, www.iufro.org
IEA Bioenergy Agreement Task 43 - Biomass feedstocks for energy markets, www.ieabioenergytask43.org
US Department of Agriculture / US Forest Service, www.fs.fed.us
European Biomass Association, www.aebiom.org
European Biomass Industry Association, www.eubia.org
Italian Biomass Association, www.itabia.it
FederUnaComa (Federazione Nazionale Costruttori Macchine per l’Agricoltura / Italian Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Federation), www.federunacoma.it
INFRES, LogistEC and EuroPruning are collaborative research projects that have received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2012-2015) under Grant Agreement 311811, 311858 and 312078.
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