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Smart Forwarder for sustainable and efficient forest operation and management

Objective

Forest biomass is currently one of the most important source of renewable energy and accounts for almost half of the EU’s total renewable energy consumption. In addition to raw materials, forests also provide a wide range of vital non-wood services that should be protected during wood extraction. The innovation project Forwarder2020 has the main aim of improving sustainability of wood production and delivery as well as operational forest management and planning through the development of specific modules for more efficient forwarders (wood extraction and transportation vehicles):
• hydrostatic-mechanical power-split transmission
• hydro-pneumatic suspension of the forwarder
• hybrid hydraulic system for driving the crane with double recuperation of the potential energy
• bogie axle with three instead of two driven wheels at each side to be mounted under the timber load
• monitoring system for transparency and documentation of process data like machine data, static and dynamic load over time and position
The combined effect of these five innovations applied to forwarders will have the following impact:
• lowering of the dynamic wheel load by 25% over the same forwarder without suspension at same payload and speed.
• reduction of rut depths by 50%
• lowering fuel consumption while driving over the existing hydrostatic transmissions by 30%
• making long hauling distances more economic by the efficiency of the power-split transmission
• lowering fuel consumption while loading and unloading due to the double recuperation of the potential energy of the crane mass by 30%.
• more precise planning of the tracks and documentation of the loads carried on the specific part of the track
• supplying to the market a unique and modular system of high-end solutions above the competitors, where the customer can make his choice of equipment and bear no higher costs for the modules not chosen.
• bring consortium partners and thus Europe to a strong position on markets

Call for proposal

H2020-BB-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-BB-2016-1

Coordinator

HOHENLOHER SPEZIAL-MASCHINENBAU GMBH & CO. KG
Net EU contribution
€ 686 350,00
Address
Im Greut 10
74635 Kupferzell Neu Kupfer
Germany

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Hohenlohekreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 319 618,75

Participants (16)

STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 254 625,00
Address
Adornostrasse 8
70599 Stuttgart

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HYDAC SYSTEM & SERVICES GMBH

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Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 55 037,50
Address
Industriestrasse
66280 Sulzbach Saar

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Region
Saarland Saarland Regionalverband Saarbrücken
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 23 587,50
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

HYDAC INTERNATIONAL GMBH

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Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 5 425,00
Address
Industriestrabe
66280 Sulzbach/saar

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Region
Saarland Saarland Regionalverband Saarbrücken
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 2 325,00
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 257 250,00
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe

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Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HEGENBARTH CHRISTIAN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 37 318,75
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 15 993,75
DANA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS ITALIA SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 198 450,00
Address
Localita' Linfano Snc
38062 Arco

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Nord-Est Provincia Autonoma di Trento Trento
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 85 050,00
VYTAUTO DIDZIOJO UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
Net EU contribution
€ 51 125,00
Address
K Donelaicio G 58
LT-44248 Kaunas

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Lietuva Vidurio ir vakarų Lietuvos regionas Kauno apskritis
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CSP FORESTRY LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 32 418,75
Address
Upper Leochel, Craigievar
AB33 8JR Alford

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
North Eastern Scotland Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 13 893,75
Bosch Rexroth Ltd
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 41 300,00
Address
Cromwell Road 15
PE19 2ES St Neots

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East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 17 700,00
ROTECA SRL
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 154 350,00
Address
Bucurestiului 139
447020 Satu Mare

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Macroregiunea Unu Nord-Vest Satu Mare
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 73 900,00
UNIVERSITATEA TRANSILVANIA DIN BRASOV
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 81 711,25
Address
Bdul Eroilor 29
500036 Brasov

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Macroregiunea Unu Centru Braşov
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TREFOREX SRL
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 25 353,13
Address
Str. Marton Aron, Nr. 9/a
535700 Toplita

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Macroregiunea Unu Centru Harghita
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 10 865,62
FORSTWARE INFORMATIONSSYSTEME GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 64 925,00
Address
Von Lassberg Strasse 35
88709 Meersburg

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Baden-Württemberg Tübingen Bodenseekreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 27 825,00
BERNER FACHHOCHSCHULE
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Falkenplatz 24
3012 Bern

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Bern / Berne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 397 625,00
HYDAC MOBILHYDRAULIK GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 35 568,75
Address
Industriestrasse
66280 Saarbrucken

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Region
Saarland Saarland Regionalverband Saarbrücken
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 15 243,75
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

HYDAC INTERNATIONAL GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 3 631,25
Address
Industriestrabe
66280 Sulzbach/saar

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Region
Saarland Saarland Regionalverband Saarbrücken
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 556,25