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Life-cycle-assessment of new technologies of timber supply from the forest to the plant

Project Leader
Kühmaier Martin, Project Leader
Duration:
01.05.2017-31.10.2019
Programme:
BMLFUW - Beauftragung
Type of Research
Basic Research
Project partners
Chamber of Agriculture, Styria, Hammerlinggasse 3, 8010 Graz, Austria.
Contact person: Klaus Friedl;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Federal Forest Office (BFW), Seckendorff-Gudent-Weg 8, 1131 Wien, Austria.
Contact person: Nikolaus Nemestothy;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Forest company Mayr-Melnhof, Austria.
Contact person: Willibald Ehrenhöfer;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Konrad Forsttechnik GmbH, Oberpreitenegg 52, 9451 Preitenegg, Austria.
Contact person: Markus Konrad;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Österreichische Bundesforste AG, Unternehmensleitung, Pummergasse 10-12, 3002 Purkersdorf, Austria.
Contact person: Monika Kanzian;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Staff
Kanzian Christian, Sub Projectleader
Stampfer Karl, Project Staff
Kanzian Christian, Project Staff
Gronauer Andreas, Project Staff
Piringer Gerhard, Project Staff (bis 31.05.2021)
Kral Iris, Project Staff
Gruber Philipp, Project Staff (bis 28.02.2019)
BOKU Research Units
Division of Agricultural Engineering
Institute of Forest Engineering
Funded by
Austrian Forest Agency, Purkersdorf, Austria, Pummergasse 10 – 12 , 3002 Purkersdorf, Austria
Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management , Stubenring 1, A-1012 Wien, Austria
Forstbetrieb Franz Mayr-Melnhof-Saurau, Mayr-Melnhof-Straße 14, 8130 Frohnleiten, Austria
Abstract
A life-cycle-assessment for timber supply from the forest to the plant is the goal of the project. A special focus is on the evaluation of new technologies.

The most important environmental impacts (e.g. climate change, acidification, eutrophication) should be analysed for the supply of 1 m³ timber (saw logs, industrial wood, energy wood) for selected case study regions. The performance of existing and new technologies (hybrid propulsion, electric vehicles, rechargeable batteries, transport optimization etc.) will be compared.

The environmental impacts will be analysed for different harvesting systems (from motor-manual to fully mechanized) and regions (coniferous and deciduous forest, flat and steep terrain). Processes with a high environmental impact and therefore a lot of room for improvement will be identified. Based on this, individual solutions can be derived for every model forest enterprise.

The results of the study should be used by the forest lobby (e.g. chamber of agriculture) to inform the public about environmentally friendly supply of wood products. The transfer of knowledge should also be executed by BOKU and by forest training centers.
Keywords
Forest engineering; Forestry; Wood industry; Renewable resources;
Publications

Kühmaier, M; Kral, I; Kanzian, C (2022): Wie klimafreundlich ist die Holzbereitstellung?. [Poster]
[Agrar- und Forstwissenschaftliche Konferenz 2022: Kreislaufwirtschaft: Bedarf – Strategien – Vernetzung, Wien, MAI 4, 2022]

In: Ökosoziales Forum, Abstract Book: Agrar- und Forstwissenschaftliche Konferenz 2022: Kreislaufwirtschaft: Bedarf – Strategien – Vernetzung FullText

Kühmaier, M; Kanzian, C; Kral, I (2021): Klimafreundliche Holzbereitstellung?.

Österreichische Forstzeitung, 08/2021, 10-12; ISSN 1012-4667

Kühmaier, M (2020): Timber-Eco-Balance: Über die Klimafitness der Forstwirtschaft.

Factsheet des Ökosozialen Forums zu aktuellen Herausforderungen für die Land- und Forstwirtschaft FullText

Kühmaier, M; Kanzian, C; Kral, I; Gruber, P; Eckert, D; Huber, C (2019): Ökobilanzierung der Holzbereitstellung bis zum Werk unter Einbeziehung neuer Technologien.

Bundesministerium für Nachhaltigkeit und Tourismus, ÖBf AG, Forstbetrieb Franz Mayr‐Melnhof‐Saurau., 136

Argnani, A; Stampfer, K; Grigolato, S; Kühmaier, M (2019): Life cycle inventory of forest operations.
[4th Student Conference, Department of Forest and Soil Sciences 2019 , Vienna, Austria, 19.06.2019]

In: Rewald, B. (Ed.), 4. Student Conference, Department of Forest and Soil Sciences, 2019 – Book of Abstracts.; ISBN: 978-3-900932-68-8

Delazari, L.; Holzleitner, F.; Höller, N.; Kanzian, C. (2019): The impact of road gradient on fuel consumption of logging trucks in timber transportation in mountainous forestry.
[4th Student Conference, Department of Forest and Soil Sciences 2019 , Vienna, Austria, 19.06.2019]

In: Rewald, B. (Ed.), 4. Student Conference, Department of Forest and Soil Sciences, 2019 – Book of Abstracts, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. 70 p.; ISBN: 978-3-900932-68-8

Kühmaier, M; Kral, I; Kanzian, C; Piringer, G (2019): Life cycle assessment (LCA) in forestry.
[FORMEC 2019 – Exceeding the Vision: Forest Mechanisation of the Future, Sopron, Hungary, 06.10.2019 - 10.10.2019]

In: Czupy, I (Ed.), Exceeding the Vision: Forest Mechanisation of the Future. Proceedings of the 52nd International Symposium on Forestry Mechanization. Sopron, Hungary 2019. e-book 651 p.; ISBN: 978-963-334-343-2 FullText

Meißl, A.; Holzfeind, T.; Kanzian, C. (2019): Treibstoffverbrauchs- und Produktivitätsmodell bei der Rückung mittels Forwarder in der Laubholzernte.
[4th Student Conference, Department of Forest and Soil Sciences 2019 , Vienna, Austria, 19.06.2019]

In: Rewald, B. (Ed.), 4. Student Conference, Department of Forest and Soil Sciences, 2019 – Book of Abstracts, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. 70 p.; ISBN: 978-3-900932-68-8

Micheler, T; Kühmaier, M (2019): Ressourcenverbrauch im Forststraßenbau. [Poster]
[4th Student Conference, Department of Forest and Soil Sciences 2019 , Vienna, Austria, 19.06.2019]

In: Rewald, B. (Ed.), 4. Student Conference, Department of Forest and Soil Sciences, 2019 – Book of Abstracts; ISBN: 978-3-900932-68-8

Kühmaier, M; Kanzian, C; Kral, I; Piringer, G; Gruber, P; Eckert, D; Albrecht, P; Stampfer, K; Gronauer, A (2018): Ökobilanzierung neuer Technologien bei der Holzbereitstellung vom Waldort bis zum Werk. Zwischenbericht. .

Bundesministerium für Nachhaltigkeit und Tourismus, ÖBf AG, Forstbetrieb Franz Mayr‐Melnhof‐Saurau., 40

Albrecht, P. G.; Stampfer, K.; Kanzian, C. (2018): Motorsäge 4.0 - Von der klassischen Produktivitätsstudie zur elektronischen Treibstoff- und Laufzeitenanalyse.
[3. Student Conference, Department of Forest and Soil Sciences, Vienna, Austria, MAY 25, 2018]

In: Rewald, B. (Ed.), 3. Student Conference, Department of Forest and Soil Sciences, 2018 – Book of Abstracts, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. 70 p.; ISBN: 978-3-900932-56-5

Kirnbauer, A.; Stampfer, K.; Kanzian, C. (2018): Rückung mit Traktor und Seilwinde - Produktivität und Treibstoffverbrauch.
[3. Student Conference, Department of Forest and Soil Sciences, 2018 – Book of Abstracts, Vienna, Austria, MAY 25, 2018]

In: Rewald, B. (Ed.), 3. Student Conference, Department of Forest and Soil Sciences, 2018 – Book of Abstracts; ISBN: 978-3-900932-56-5

Kühmaier, M; Kral, I; Kanzian, C; Gruber, P; Piringer, G (2018): Life-cycle assessment of timber supply chains in Austria. [Poster]
[SETAC Europe 24th LCA Symposium 2018, Vienna, Austria, 24.09.2018 - 26.09.2018]

In: Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Europe (SETAC Europe), ABSTRACT BOOK FullText

Vorträge

Kühmaier, M; Kanzian, C; Kral, I; Piringer, G (2020): Ökobilanzierung der Holzbereitstellung bis zum Werk unter Einbeziehung neuer Technologien.

Tagung der Forstaufschließungsreferenten 2020 , SEP 23, 2020, Hermagor, AUSTRIA

Kühmaier, M; Kral, I; Kanzian, C; Piringer, G (2019): Ökobilanzierung der Holzbereitstellung bis zum Werk unter Einbeziehung neuer Technologien.

Tagung der forstlichen Arbeitslehrer Österreichs , SEP 26, 2019, Traunkirchen

Kühmaier, M; Kanzian, C; Gruber, P; Kral, I; Piringer, G (2018): Ökobilanzierung neuer Technologien bei der Holzbereitstellung vom Waldort bis zum Werk .

Tagung der Forstaufschließungs-Referenten, MAY 8, 2018, St. Ulrich bei Steyr

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