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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/power engineering/electric power generation/combined heat and power

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2012-6-singlestage
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

LUONNONVARAKESKUS
Address
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Johanna Routa (Dr.)

Participants (24)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Participation ended

Finland
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jyrki Juhani Raitila (Mr.)
Metsantutkimuslaitos

Participation ended

Finland
EU contribution
€ 459 479
Address
Jokiniemenkuja 1
01370 Vantaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Johanna Routa (Dr.)
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 268 320
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Linda ågren (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 232 546
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karl Stampfer (Prof.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 156 895
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Raffaele Spinelli (Dr.)
EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE
Finland
EU contribution
€ 200 651
Address
Yliopistokatu 6 B
80100 Joensuu
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Kirsi Loisa
ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 220 540
Address
Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eric Jessup (Prof.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 285 051
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jyrki Juhani Raitila (Mr.)
CONSORCI CENTRE DE CIENCIA I TECNOLOGIA FORESTAL DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 112 645
Address
Ctra Sant Llorenc De Morunys Km 2
25280 Solsona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Denis Boglio (Mr.)
STIFTELSEN SKOGSBRUKETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT - SKOGFORSK
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 193 400
Address
Uppsala Science Park
75183 Uppsala
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rolf Bjoerheden (Prof.)
IFER - Ustav pro vyzkum lesnich ekosystemu, s.r.o.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 76 500
Address
Strasice 299
33845 Strasice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jana Beranová (Dr.)
B.T.G. BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY GROUP BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 167 997
Address
Josink Esweg 34
7545 PN Enschede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martinus Vis (Mr.)
VALENTINI SNC DI VALENTINI ILARIO EC
Italy
EU contribution
€ 18 000
Address
Viale Degasperi 157
38023 Cles Trento
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ilario Valentini (Mr.)
PEZZOLATO OFFICINE COSTRUZIONI MECCANICHE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 26 031,60
Address
Via Provinciale Revello 89
12030 Envie (Cn)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laugero Stefano (Mr.)
ELLETTARI LUCA SAS DI ELLETTARI LUCA EC

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 3 217,80
Address
Via Madonnina 5 - A
43044 Madregolo Collecchio Pr
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luca Ellettari (Mr.)
ECOMOND OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 121 650
Address
Microkatu 1
70200 Kuopio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matti Tuukkanen (Mr.)
SKOGSTEKNISKA KLUSTRET EKONOMISK FORENING
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 115 650
Address
Storvagen 54
92221 Vindeln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Hedblom (Mrs.)
SERVEIS DEL CONSORCI FORESTAL DE CATALUNYA SCCL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 52 326
Address
Jacint Verdaguer 3
17430 Santa Coloma De Farners
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Josep Tusell (Mr.)
JOHANN SCHWARZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 19 206
Address
Am Anger 20
7441 Pilgersdorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Johann Schwarz (Mr.)
KESLA OYJ
Finland
EU contribution
€ 180 300
Address
Kuurmankatu 24
80100 Joensuu
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jari Nevalainen (Mr.)
KONEPAJA ANTTI RANTA
Finland
EU contribution
€ 110 746
Address
Pajapolku 10
80400 Ylamylly
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antti Ranta (Mr.)
FALLERT ORTENAUER HOLZENERGIE GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 30 786,60
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 44
77767 Appenweier
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jürgen Mergelsberg (Mr.)
FORSTWARE INFORMATIONSSYSTEME GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 27 300
Address
Von Lassberg Strasse 35
88709 Meersburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Ruff (Mr.)
SCHLEIMER TRANSPORT

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 5 813
Address
Hof Spriestersbach 1
56357 Obertiefenbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Schristoph Schleimer (Mr.)