INFRES: ‘Innovative and effective technology and logistics for forest residual biomass supply in the EU ’ is a project funded from the EU’s 7th framework programme. INFRES aims at high efficiency and precise deliveries of woody feedstock to heat, power and biorefining industries. INFRES concentrates to
develop concrete machines for logging and processing of energy biomass together with transportation solutions and ICT systems to manage the entire supply chain. The aim is to improve the competitiveness of forest energy by reducing the fossil energy consumption and the material loss during the supply chains. New hybrid technology is demonstrated in machines and new improved cargo-space solutions are tested in chip trucks. Flexible fleet management systems are developed to run the harvesting, chipping and transport operations. In addition, the functionality and environmental effects of developed technologies are evaluated as a part of whole forest energy supply chain.
Project newsletters 1 & 2 have been published.
Newsletter 1: Customer and markets of Forest Biomass
Newsletter 2: Forest biomass recovery and improvements
More information from www.infres.eu
Researcher Johanna Routa