Development of a more efficient and sustainable system for extraction of logging residuals from clear cutting areas in Småland for fuel purposes

The research activities in the Småland model region have consisted of a focus study followed by a pilot project. Six Regional Learning Labs have been conducted where regional activities have been discussed. A video was produced as a result of the outcomes from the pilot project and has been used to disseminate the results. The impact of the video has also worked as a basis for the evaluation. A regional seminar “The bioenergy day” was organised each year over the duration of the SIMWOOD project. A final conference was jointly organised by the regional lead partners and the model municipality, Uppvidinge. The regional measures for increased mobilization of wood has been focused on two target groups: forest owners and practitioners. The measure to disseminate results in order to affect the forest owners attitude to extract forest residues has been carried out, primarily with the help of seminars and excursions. The most effective way to influence the willingness of the practitioners in their practical operations by fine tuning their machinery, was carried out primarily via the video. The regional activities have been facilitated by the well-established collaboration between various regional stakeholders. The SIMWOOD initiative has strengthened this regional collaboration and secures the relevance in the forestry research. The main video in Swedish: Effektivare skogsbränslehantering The main video in English: Extractions of forest residues in Sweden Three videos for the target group practitioners: 1) Skolavsnitt: Avverkning med skördare; 2) Skolavsnitt: Skotning; 3) Skolavsnitt: Flisning

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Contact: Göran Gustavsson, Thomas Thornquist


Institution: ESS, LNU

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Accesses: Public access

Geographic Contexts: Rural

Domain: Harvest , Functions , Governance , Management , Ownership

Coniferous Destinations: Material use (sawntimber, pulp, panel boards, posts & poles etc) , Energy use

Harwood Destinations: Material use (sawntimber, pulp, panel boards, posts & poles etc) , Energy use

Market Destinations: trend is stable demand for firewood , trend is increasing demand from sawmill , trend is decreasing demand from pulp and panel board industry , trend is stable demand from energy plants

Govern Actors: Owners association , Government forest service , Forest-based corporate and industrial actors (and consortia) , Forest Managers / consultants/ agents , Universities and other educational organisations , National government , Regional government , Local government , Small medium forest-based enterprise

Financial Supports: project funding

Manager Types: managed by owner , managed by professional forest manager (service provider) , managed by company, who is the forest owner , managed by forest association

Owner Types: private , public , communal , industry , mixed of the above

Scale Operations: small scale (10-50 ha) , medium scale (50-200 ha) , large scale (>200 ha) , very small scale (<10 ha)