Profitable and sustainable European forest management

Austrian and Norwegian EUSTAFOR members participate in the TECH4EFFECT project

The EU Project TECH4EFFECT is coordinated by the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO) and the consortium include research institutes and universities, industrial partners and SMEs. The EUSTAFOR members Österreichische Bundesforste and Statskog SF are part of the consortium.

TECH4EFFECT focuses on increasing access to wood resources through more efficient silviculture and a better understanding of the business models in the procurement of forest operation services. The project further considers increasing efficiency in forest harvesting and collection, and the reduction of soil impact from forest operations, making environmental considerations a measurable and integrated part of operational efficiency. TECH4EFFECT offers the potential to revolutionize forest operations with a state-of-the-art knowledge-based benchmarking tool. Based on the large amount of data available in modern industrial forest management this benchmarking tool will provide easily accessible decision support.

Published 27/01/2017

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