Smart Forestry and Harvesting

Finland is a pioneer in forest management and regulatory policies, and a world leader in forestry, conservation practices and the wood industry, according to Bioenergy Connection (2013).

Forests are a productive and sustainable source of high-quality biomass. In Finland, annual forest use is 60 million cubic metres with room for additional use due to sustainable smart forestry practices. Smart forestry practices have enabled the development of world leading forest industries.

Thanks to its exceptionally strong forest cluster, Finland has the most developed forest management, wood harvesting and transportation chain in the world. This includes multiple types of products and services, such as:

  1. Heavy-duty bioenergy machinery like harvesters, log-trucks, stationary chippers, crushers, cutters, etc., whic utilise state-of-the-art technology. Many of the leading global manufacturers of forest machines originate from Finland.
  2. Wood storage, transportation management and optimization systems. The systems use GPS tracking for wood and can be utilized, for example, to ensure the optimization of wood and biomass quality.
  3. Forest resource and biomass management and inventory methods, which have a long tradition in Finland.