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EU - forstinno: development of an ecologically compatible, highly productive method of timber harvesting for Central European forestry

Objective

The objective of this project is the development of ecologically compatible, highly productive timber harvesting techniques for Central European forestry. The demand made of modern forestry is that it must work, under humane working conditions, in a highly productive manner, which is yet environmentally friendly. In forst INNO the special conditions and techniques shall be worked out in the form of models for Central European circumstances, the required means of work assembled, and the necessary purpose-built forest machines manufactured.

The topics-processes of timber harvesting and transportation, economic efficiency and productivity, as well as environmental aspects and humanisation of the work place-are the focus of this project. The subject of the scientific investigations is the geobotanical, orographie and edaphic parameters in the various participating Central European states. Building upon these investigations, the following innovative ideas shall be developed out along the process chain in the forest: innovative harvester technology for a highly productive method of timber harvesting; the harvesting of broad-leaved trees in Central Europe; environmentally compatible timber harvesting with innovative transportation technology having low pressure on soil; use of a differentiated Global Positioning System (dGPS) for process optimisation of timber harvesting (telematic); design of the work place with consideration of ergonomie and safety aspects.

The scientific and technical objectives of the project forst lNNO come together: in the manufacturing of selected assembly groups and elements for prototypes of purpose-built forest machines, such as harvesters, equipped with innovative harvester heads, and forwarders; as well as in the formulation of sample work processes and organisation sequences for timber harvesting which are based on regional distinctions in consideration of environmental compatibility; economic efficiency and productivity and humanisation of the work place.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-SME-1
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Coordinator

HOHENLOHER SPEZIAL-MASCHINENBAU GMBH & CO.
Address
Lm Greut 10
Neu-kupfer
Germany

Participants (14)

AKADEMIA ROLNICZA IM AUGUST CIESZKOWSKIEGO W POZNANIU
Poland
Address
Ul. Wojska Polskiego 71A
Poznan
ASSOCIATION FOREST CELLULOSE
France
Address
164, Boulevard Haussmann
Paris
CO. TREE WOOD HARVESTING
United Kingdom
Address
Mill End, Camp Farm, Mill Lane, Hatfield Heath
Bishops Stortford
CTL TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Germany
Address
Ladestr. 4
Sehmatal-sehma
FOREST TECHNICAL LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
No. 3, Murray Street
Llanelli Caarmarthenshire, Wales
IMK ENGINEERING GMBH
Germany
Address
Neefestr. 82
Chemnitz
IUP DESIGN
Germany
Address
Stiftsgrundhof 47
Backnang
KONRAD ADLER GMBH & CO.KG
Germany
Address
Grimmenstein 7
Wolfegg
LIETUVOS ZEMES UKIO UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
Address
Studentu 15A Akademija
Kauno Rajonas
MTN MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY NEIER
Germany
Address
Scherzachstr. 2
Schlier
NOVOTNY GMBH
Czechia
Address
Rybnick 305
Dubicko
NYUGAT-MAGYARORSZÁGI EGYETEM
Hungary
Address
Sopron Bajcsy Zsilinszki U 4
Sopron
S.C. ROTECA S.R.L.
Romania
Address
Avram Lancu 58 Sc D Ap 3
Satu-mare
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT DRESDEN
Germany
Address
Helmholtzstraße 10
Dresden