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OptiForValue

Optimising forest operations for sustainable forest management and high-value applications

Project details

Type of project
Research & Innovation Action
Feedstock origin
Forestry waste
Feedstock type
Lignin & wood residues
Project period
1 September 2024 - 31 August 2028
Status
Upcoming
CBE JU Contribution
€ 4 997 361,25
Call identifier
HORIZON-JU-CBE-2023

Summary

Forests and forestry play a crucial role in the European bioeconomy. They can act as a vital catalyst in enhancing European competitiveness, reducing reliance on non-renewable and unsustainable resources, and promoting circular production processes. However, climate change is threatening the health of forests with a negative environmental and economic impact. 

OptiForValue aims to optimise forest value chain management to increase their value, competitiveness and sustainability, as well as forest resilience.

  • Develop and upgrade non-invasive solutions for forest health monitoring and wood quality control, as well as enable the development of risk assessment tools for drought, fire, insects, and snow damage.
  • Design and develop sustainable forest management methods to restore and enhance forest health and increase biodiversity.
  • Develop the forest sector’s operational capabilities to meet new opportunities and challenges under changing climate conditions, contributing to agile value management.
  • Understand the environmental and social impacts of the forestry solutions and their economic feasibility via the application of environmental, social, and economic life-cycle assessment (LCA).
  • Demonstrate the practical contribution of methods and solution approaches developed and implemented in the project for optimising forest value chains.

With the implementation of OptiForValue, the expected impacts include:

  • Improving the overall environmental impact of the forest management practice.
  • Optimising the application of the cascading use of biomass in regional industry ecosystems.
  • Increasing engagement and innovation capacity of regional and local actors, including bio-based industry and SMEs, as well as social impact in rural areas.
  • Strengthening the application of the hierarchy of materials used, trade-offs, synergies, business models, and participatory approaches with positive environmental, social, and economic impacts on regional and rural development.

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Project coordination

  • LUONNONVARAKESKUS Helsinki, Finland

Consortium

  • LINNEUNIVERSITETET Vaxjo, Sweden
  • KOMPETENZZENTRUM HOLZ GMBH Linz, Austria
  • FUNDACION CENTRO DE SERVICIOS Y PROMOCION FORESTAL Y DE SU INDUSTRIA DE CASTILLA Y LEON Soria, Spain
  • DENKSTATT BULGARIA EOOD SOFIA, Bulgaria
  • HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO Helsingin Yliopisto, Finland
  • CREATIVE OPTIMIZATION SWEDEN AB Halmstad, Sweden
  • TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN Muenchen, Germany
  • ERINN INNOVATION LIMITED Dublin, Ireland
  • AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS Madrid, Spain
  • SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET Uppsala, Sweden
  • FINNOS OY Lappeenranta, Finland
  • UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN Wien, Austria
  • OY ARBONAUT LTD Joensuu, Finland
  • PONSSE OYJ Vierema, Finland
  • METSATEHO OY Vantaa, Finland
  • STIFTELSEN SKOGSBRUKETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT - SKOGFORSK Uppsala, Sweden