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Linking raw material characteristics with industrial needs for environmentally sustainable and efficient transformation processes

Objective

An industrial tool for utilising forest raw material, destined for sawmills, more effectively will be developed and tested. The basis is a precise knowledge of wood properties from forest to end producer achieved by identifying each log and board, allowing tractability. The data for one sawmill, acting as model, will automatically be stored in a database, from harvesting of the log to cross cutting at the end manufacturer. By analysing the data and utilising the knowledge on a European scale, a number of sawmills having adopted the system, two distinct accomplishments will be met:
1) A more accurate judgement of log qualities already at the log sorting station means less wood raw material for producing a specific product.
2) Means for secure system to guarantee tractability through the forestry wood chain for specified products from forests managed in an environmentally sound manner.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

TRAETEK - SWEDISH INSTITUTE FOR WOOD TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH
Address
2,Drottning Kristinas Vaeg 67
114 86 Stockholm
Sweden

Participants (12)

ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
Address
Fahnenbergplatz
79085 Freiburg (In Breisgau)
BOHULTS MASKIN AB
Sweden
Address
Kyrkogatan 4
332 30 Gislaved
CENTRE TECHNIQUE DU BOIS ET DE L'AMEUBLEMENT
France
Address
Avenue De Saint-mandé 10
75012 Paris
CENTRO DA BIOMASSA PARA A ENERGIA
Portugal
Address
Zona Industrial Do Valfeijao
3220 Miranda Do Corvo
CIRIS SA
France
Address
Rue Thomas Edison Zone Industrielle
33600 Pessac
LULEAA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
Address
University Campus, Porsean
971 87 Lulea
SOCIETE ESCOURCOISE DES BOIS
France
Address

40210 Scource
SÖDRA TIMBER AB
Sweden
Address
Skogsudden
351 89 Växjö
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
Kemistintie 3
02044 Espoo
THE FORESTRY RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF SWEDEN
Sweden
Address
Uppsala Science Park
751 83 Uppsala
TIMBERJACK OY
Finland
Address
Lolomonkatu 21
33101 Tampere
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Av. Ramiro De Maeztu 7 S/n
28040 Madrid