Welcome to the latest issue of HarvestTECH.News.
Australia is gearing up for another hot and dry bushfire season, with NSW already dealing with a blaze over the last week. It’s an increasingly common scene around the world. One interesting story this month provides raw data on the endurance required by firefighters in the bush, where the body uses over 5,000 calories and requires 7.5 litres of water per day.
New technologies are needed. One such technology is an AI-enabled monitoring system that scans the horizon and gives an early warning of any potential wildfire. Pano AI is currently installing Australia’s largest network of bushfire AI sensors in the Green Triangle.
An early expression of interest for presenters has been announced for Wood Transport & Logistics 2024. Earlier this year, well over 250 forestry and log transport delegates from companies across Australasia, North and South America and Europe met up in Rotorua, New Zealand. The 2024 event will be returning to Rotorua on 22-23 May 2024. Hydrogen and dual fuel hybrid trucks, the move to electric hybrid vehicles in harvesting operations, automated battery swapping hubs, autonomous convoy platooning, and much, much more are being planned.
Stories this issue:
- AI, robots & satellites fighting wildfires
- Powering vehicles of the future – hydrogen vs electric
- Early EOI – Wood Transport & Logistics 2024
- Tasman region forestry study important for the industry
- Hybridised drivetrains & electrification of tower yarders?
- Yellow jerseys of the fireline: A day fighting wildfires
- Hydrogen powered muscle truck: The future’s HERE!
- Komatsu Forest appoints new Australian Sales Manager
- The trees come back – looking back 42 years
- Wood fired steam powering wilding conifer business
So, sit back, grab a cup of coffee, and join us as we delve into the latest news and developments in forestry.
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