Vulcan Ecosysteme Project

This project is about encouraging collaboration to develop sustainable supply chains for biomass delivery. The objective was to encourage the collaboration of four groups into one group in order to supply woodchips to a factory boiler under Danone's global Ecosysteme project. Results were the development of standard operating procedures for all activity, from site development and harvesting to biomass deliveries. Furthermore, inventories were made available in order to prioritise sites and harvesting towards the local biomass market that is part of the Vulcan project. Challenges for contractors were initially a new harvesting method; avoiding depots, which meant chipping pulp; and delivering directly from the sites. Clustering of harvesting sites secured machinery, biomass contracts secured chipping and haulage contractors, added value biomass generated more income for forest owners. Biomass contracts increased. This propelled the producer group into commercial activity and collaboration to mobilise timber and meet contracts.

https://irishwoodproducers.com/vulcan/


More info

Contact: Alex Kelly


Email: alex@irishwoodproducers.com


Institution: Danone Global Ecostseme Fund


Countries: Ireland


Categories

Accesses: Public access


Coniferous Destinations: Energy use


Harwood Destinations: Energy use


Govern Actors: Owners association , Non-government (non profit) organisations , Stakeholder networks and associations


Financial Supports: project funding


Manager Types: managed by forest association


Owner Types: private


Scale Operations: small scale (10-50 ha)


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