Innovative, effective and sustainable technology and logistics for forest residual biomass - Summary of the INFRES project results
INFRES Newsletter 12:Risk assessment and measures to overcome barriers to the commercialization of inventions
Development of technology and quality improvement
Adapting existing forestry practices for improved biomass production
Report Analyses of forest management systems for increased harvest of small trees for energy purposes in Sweden
From demonstrations to practice
- Two stage grinding of woody biomass
- Smart chipper demo in Germany
- Pezzolato chipper truck demo in Sweden
- Efficiency of integrated grinding and screening of stump wood for fuel at roadside landing with a Crambo 6000 grinder equipped with a star screen
- Harwarders for thinning hardwood plantations in Italy
- Multi‐tree harvesting head in Catalonia
- Studies and demonstration on the use of a novel prototype harvester head in early fuel wood thinnings
- Stump drilling demo in Finland
- Forest biomass recovery in Alpine forests
- Success factors for forest fuel terminals
- Demonstration of a High Capacity Vehicle for chips transport at Political week in Almedalen
- Drying of wood chips in a warm air dryer
- Lipe Multipurpose Chip Truck and Semi‐trailer Equipped with Electronic Trailer Steering System
- Harvesting operations in hard wood dominated stands using the energy wood felling head Naarva EF28
- Studies and demonstartion on the use of a bundle-harvested system in early fuel wood thinnings
- Semi-automated process analysis of wood chip supply using a fleet management system
- Joint demonstration of the large nine axle chip truck-trailer unit and the fhybrid chipper
- Un-motorized full suspension carriage for increasing cable yarding efficiency
- Trasport logistics software for wood chip firms
- Wood chip drying using biogas heat in Germany
- Using synthetic cable for wood and biomass extraction in Catalonia
- Comparative study of a loading unit compression and a conventional forwarder at transportation of bulky woody biomass
- Demonstration of good terminal logistics and high capacity transports
Sustainability of forest biomass feedstocks
Report Documenting sustainability impacts of scenarios for different fuel sources and procurement technologies
Technology foresight and barriers of innovation
Report on innovative, effective and sustainable technology and logistict for forest residual biomass
Managemet of The Project:
Demo-movie of the full suspension carriage:
Testing the NAARVA EF28 in Austria:
Demo of the prototype MAMA-head
Demo of the multipurpose wood chip semi-trailer
Demo: Innovative Container Wood Chip Drying Using Biogas Heat
Berg, S. 2014. Technology and systems for stump harvesting with low ground disturbance. Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae. Doctoral thesis No. 2014:95. Faculty of Forest Sciences.
Bergström, D. & Di Fulvio, F. 2014. Studies on the use of a novel prototype harvester head in early fuel wood thinnings. International Journal of Forest Engineering, 25(2): 156-170.
Bergström, D., Di Fulvio, F. & Nuutinen, Y. Effects of harvested tree size and density of undergrowth on the operational efficiency of a bundle-harvester system in early fuel wood thinnings. Submitted to CroJFE.
Eliasson, L., Hofsten, H., Johannesson, T., Spinelli, R. &Thierfelder, T. 2015. Effects of Sieve Size on Chipper Productivity, Fuel Consumption and Chip Size Distribution for Open Drum Chippers. Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering 36: 11-17.
Erber, G. 2015. Increasing energy efficiency in fuel wood utilization through meteorological data based drying models. Ph.D thesis. University of NaturaEl Resources and Life Sciences Vienna.
Erber, G., Kanzian, C. & Stampfer, K. 2015. Modelling Natural Drying of European Beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) Stems for Energy based on Meteorological Data. Scandinavian Journal of Forest engineering, in print.
Erber, G., Routa, J. Kolström, M., Kanzian, C., Sikanen, L. & Stampfer, K. 2014. Comparing two different approaches in modelling small diameter energy wood drying in logwood piles. Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering 35:15-22.
Erber, G., Holzleitner, F., Kastner, M. & Stampfer, K. 2015. Impact of a multiple tree handling capability on the performance of an energy wood head harvesting small diameter hard wood. Submitted to Silva Fennica.
Facello A., Cavallo E., Magagnotti N., Paletto G. & Spinelli R. 2013. The effect of knife wear on chip quality and processing cost of chestnut and locust fuel wood. Biomass and Bioenergy 59: 468-476.
Facello A., Cavallo E., Magagnotti N., Paletto G. & Spinelli R. 2013. The effect of chipper cut length on wood fuel processing performance. Fuel Processing Technology 116: 228-233.
Kanzian, C., Erber, G. & Stampfer, K. 2015. Effects of Moisture Content on Supply Costs and CO2 Emissions for an Optimized Energy Wood Supply Network. Submitted to Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering.
Laitila. J. & Nuutinen, Y. 2015.Efficiency of integrated grinding and screening of stump wood for fuel at roadside landing with a low- speed double-shaft grinder and a star screen. Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering 36:19-32.
Laitila J., Ranta T., Asikainen A., Jäppinen E. & Korpinen O.-J. 2015. The cost competitiveness of conifer stumps in the procurement of forest chips for fuel in Southern and Northern Finland. Silva Fennica vol. 49 no. 2 article id 1280. 23 p
Laitila, J & Routa, J. 2015.Performance of a small and medium sized professional chippers and the impact of storage time on Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) stem wood chips characteristics. Submitted to Silva Fennica.
Laitila, J. & Väätäinen, K. 2013. The Cutting Productivity of the Excavator-based Harvester in Integrated Harvesting of Pulpwood and Energy Wood. Baltic Forestry 19(2): 289-300.
Mihelic M., Spinelli R., Magagnotti N. & Poje A. 2015. Performance of a new industrial chipper for rural contractors. Manuscript submitted to Biomass and Bioenergy.
Nati, C., Magagnotti N. & Spinelli R. 2015. The improvement of hog fuel by removing fines, using a trommel screen. Biomass and Bioenergy 75: 155-160
Raitila, J. & Heiskanen, V-P. 2014. Profitability of supplying wood chips dried at small or medium scale heating plants. International Journal of Engineering Research and Management. 9:21-27.
Raitila, J., Heiskanen, V-P., Routa, J., Kolström, M. & Sikanen, L. 2015. Comparison of moisture prediction models for stacked fuelwood. Bioenergy Research, published online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12155-015-9645-7
Routa, J., Kolström, M., Ruotsalainen, J., & Sikanen, L. 2015. Precision Measurement of Forest Harvesting Residue Moisture Change and Dry Matter Losses by Constant Weight Monitoring. International Journal of Forest Engineering 26:71-83.
Routa, J., Kolström, M., Ruotsalainen, J. & Sikanen, L. 2015. Validation of prediction models for estimating the moisture content of small diameter stem wood. Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering, 36 (2):111-119.
Spinelli R., Lombardini C. & Magagnotti N. 2014. The effect of mechanization level and harvesting system on the thinning cost of Mediterranean softwood plantations. Silva Fennica vol. 48 no. 1 article id 1003. 15 p.
Spinelli R, Glushkov S. & Markov I. 2014. Managing chipper knife wear to increase chip quality and reduce chipping cost, Biomass and Bioenergy 62: 117–122
Spinelli R., Di Gironimo G., Esposito G.& Magagnotti N. 2014. Alternative supply chains for logging residues under access constraints. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research 29: 266–274.
Spinelli R., Cavallo E., Eliasson L., Facello A. & Magagnotti N. 2015. The effect of drum design on chipper performance. Renewable Energy 81: 57-61
Spinelli R., De Francesco F., Eliasson L., Jessup E. & Magagnotti N. 2015. An agile chipper truck for space-constrained operations. Biomass and Bioenergy, 81: 137-143.
Spinelli R. & Magagnotti N. 2014. Determining long-term chipper usage, productivity and fuel consumption. Biomass and Bioenergy 66: 442–449.
Spinelli R. & Magagnotti N. 2014. Using disposable knives to decrease wood fuel processing cost. Fuel Processing Technology 126: 415-419.
Spinelli R., Magagnotti N., Di Fulvio F., Bergström D., Alberti G. & Danelon M. 2014. Comparison of the cost efficiency of mechanized fuel wood thinning systems for hardwood plantations on farmland. Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering 35: 111-123.
Press release in English: http://www.metla.fi/tiedotteet/2012/2012-09-14-solutions-biomass-en.htm
Press release in Finnish: http://www.metla.fi/tiedotteet/2012/2012-09-10-ratkaisuja-metsahake.htm
Articles in newspapers and magazines
Energiahanketta johdetaan Joensuusta. Karjalainen, 11.9.2012, p. 10. (in Finnish)
Ny teknik gör stubbflisen intressant ATL 9.4.2013 (in Swedish)
Demo av lönsam grovkrossning Vision 2/2013 (in Swedish)
New technologies for drum chippers Bioenergy International No 65, 3 2013.