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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.

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HOHENLOHER SPEZIAL-MASCHINENBAU GMBH & CO.

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Lm Greut 10
Neu-Kupfer

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Participants (14)

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AKADEMIA ROLNICZA IM AUGUST CIESZKOWSKIEGO W POZNANIU

Poland

ASSOCIATION FOREST CELLULOSE

France

CO. TREE WOOD HARVESTING

United Kingdom

CTL TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Germany

FOREST TECHNICAL LTD.

United Kingdom

IMK ENGINEERING GMBH

Germany

IUP DESIGN

Germany

KONRAD ADLER GMBH & CO.KG

Germany

LIETUVOS ZEMES UKIO UNIVERSITETAS

Lithuania

MTN MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY NEIER

Germany

NOVOTNY GMBH

Czechia

NYUGAT-MAGYARORSZÁGI EGYETEM

Hungary

S.C. ROTECA S.R.L.

Romania

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT DRESDEN

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 512681

  • Start date

    5 July 2005

  • End date

    4 July 2007

Funded under:

FP6-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 828 924

  • EU contribution

    € 1 081 958

Coordinated by:

HOHENLOHER SPEZIAL-MASCHINENBAU GMBH & CO.

Germany