Webinar: Results of the first large-scale trial of fuel-adapted harvesting in Australia

18 June 2018
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Bioenergy Australia Webinar series

Mon 18 Jun 2018
12:00 - 13:00 (AEST), 14:00-15:00 (NZ time)

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There is increasing interest in Australia in the use of forest biomass to generate energy. Logging residues represent a large, underutilised potential source of forest biomass. However, current forest harvesting practices are not designed to facilitate the extraction of logging residues. To address this deficiency, a forest harvesting technique has been developed in Sweden (“fuel-adapted harvesting”) that involves piling residues during harvesting. The webinar will describe the results of the first large-scale trial of fuel-adapted harvesting in Australia, providing details on the differences in costs and productivity of the harvesting machines and the yields of logging residue between conventional harvesting and fuel-adapted harvesting approaches in a Pinus radiata clearfell operation.

Martin Strandgard - Presenter

Martin Strandgard has a Bachelors and Masters in Forest Science from the University of Melbourne. He has worked in Australian forestry for 35 years in a variety of roles. For the last 12 years he has been employed by the Universities of Melbourne and the Sunshine Coast to research various aspects of forest harvesting systems, including the production and drying of forest residues. He is currently enrolled as a PhD student at the University of Tasmania investigating the use of Decision Support Tools to improve operational decision making regarding roadside comminution and transport of eucalypt logging residues


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