Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News.
We are pleased to announce the return of another FIEA event, Residues to Revenues 2022. This long overdue event will be showcasing innovations around harvesting, bio-fuel handling, drying and transport and it’s running on 9-10 March 2022 in Rotorua, New Zealand.
A lot has happened since this event ran 8 years ago. Climate policies have changed with increasing emphasis for business to switch from using fossil fuels to renewables, including biomass. Large scale energy users are looking to access longer term supplies of bio fuels and harvesting/transport technologies have continued to evolve.
Demand for wood biofuels, especially in New Zealand, are now skyrocketing. The economics also are finally starting to stack up. Forest owners and harvesting contractors are now looking keenly at how best they can aggregate biofuel supplies regionally to meet the growing demand.
Major stories coming out of Australia this month includes the resignation of AFCA’s General Manager, Stacey Gardiner and the local Government’s decision to ban native forest logging in Western Australia from 2024.
On the technology front, Canada is continuing to test logging truck electrification, new remote controlled log haulers from Cat enter the market and we’ve built in a story around innovations in forestry road construction.
Check out these stories and much more below. Enjoy this month’s issue.
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Stories this issue:
- AFCA General Manager steps down
- Native forest logging in WA banned from 2024
- Largest vessel to load logs from New Zealand
- Hybrid trailer-log trucks: the move to electrification
- Residues to Revenues 2022 event announced
- 15.9% reduction in road costs for forestry company
- Cat launches remote control system
- Biofuel truck use damaging to the environment?
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