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Innovative and effective technology and logistics for forest residual biomass supply in the EU

Innovative and effective technology and logistics for forest residual biomass supply in the EU

Objective

INFRES aims to accelerate the technological development and open new paths to EU’s renewable targets by producing research based knowledge, technological solutions and service innovations for forest residue feedstock supply. INFRES aims at high efficiency and precise deliveries of woody feedstock to heat, power and biorefining industries by: Producing technological and logistic innovations for developing new harvesting, transport and storage technology for forest fuel procurement, Demonstrating new solutions in full supply chains from harvesting to transport and storage in real operational environment Spotting the technological, economic, regulatory and other bottlenecks in the innovation structures for the forest energy sector, Assessing the environmental, economical and social sustainability for the developed logistics including scenarios for different fuel sources, methods, technologies and transport distances and Disseminating the outcomes of research and demonstrations to the practices.
Project consortium has 23 partners including 9 leading forest energy research organizations of accompanied with 14 SME along the biomass supply chain. SME’s include manufacturers of harvesting technology, chippers, feedstock supply enterprises, forest harvesting and transport providers, truck technology and IT service provider to manage fleet and storages. During the project INFRES develops and demonstrates technological and logistical solutions that decrease the fossil energy input in the biomass supply by 20% and reduces the raw material losses by 15%. The cost of supply can be reduced by 10-20% and precision of supply improves the economic outcome of CHP production by 10%. The CO2 emissions of feedstock supply will diminish by 10%. With the novel technologies and efficient transfer of best practices between the countries in the consortium and other countries with similar natural conditions the volume of forest energy supply in EU27 by 2015 will be 30% higher than today.

Coordinator

LUONNONVARAKESKUS

Address

Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki

Finland

Activity type

Research Organisations

Administrative Contact

Johanna Routa (Dr.)

Participants (24)

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TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

Metsantutkimuslaitos

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 459 479

SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 268 320

UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 232 546

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 156 895

EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 200 651

ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 220 540

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 285 051

CONSORCI CENTRE DE CIENCIA I TECNOLOGIA FORESTAL DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 112 645

STIFTELSEN SKOGSBRUKETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT - SKOGFORSK

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 193 400

IFER - Ustav pro vyzkum lesnich ekosystemu, s.r.o.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 76 500

B.T.G. BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY GROUP BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 167 997

VALENTINI SNC DI VALENTINI ILARIO EC

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 18 000

PEZZOLATO OFFICINE COSTRUZIONI MECCANICHE SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 26 031,60

ELLETTARI LUCA SAS DI ELLETTARI LUCA EC

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 3 217,80

ECOMOND OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 121 650

SKOGSTEKNISKA KLUSTRET EKONOMISK FORENING

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 115 650

SERVEIS DEL CONSORCI FORESTAL DE CATALUNYA SCCL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 52 326

JOHANN SCHWARZ

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 19 206

KESLA OYJ

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 180 300

KONEPAJA ANTTI RANTA

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 110 746

FALLERT ORTENAUER HOLZENERGIE GMBH & CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 30 786,60

FORSTWARE INFORMATIONSSYSTEME GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 27 300

SCHLEIMER TRANSPORT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 5 813

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 311881

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2012

  • End date

    31 August 2015

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 356 975,04

  • EU contribution

    € 3 085 051

Coordinated by:

LUONNONVARAKESKUS

Finland