• Innovative machinery integrated with digital technologies, more resilient and productive pine species and provenances, and mobile applications for measuring standing and stacked wood are some of the innovations that the project will showcase.
• RePLANT is a collaborative project, organized into three main areas of action: Forest and Fire Management, Risk Management and Circular Economy and Value Chains, with an investment of 5.6 million euros, supported by Compete/Portugal 2020, through the POCI and Lisbon 2020 programmes.
• Instituto Superior de Agronomia from Universidade de Lisboa, Sonae Arauco, REN – Redes Energéticas Nacionais, Universidade de Coimbra, The Navigator Company and CoLAB ForestWISE are the entities leading these three areas.
The new products, processes, services and technologies created to enhance the Portuguese forest by the collaborative project rePLANT will be presented on 23 March, in Mata do Braçal, in Lousã. Focusing on innovation for the forestry sector, the demonstration action will reveal the result of nearly three years of work by 20 entities in the implementation of strategies for integrated forest and fire management.
“We have dedicated the last three years to the future of the forest and found solutions that will contribute to its sustainable development and to the sector’s activity. These are the results of the best technical and scientific knowledge worked by business and non-business entities who worked on highly technological demonstrations” explains Carlos Fonseca, CoLAB ForestWISE’s CTO, who coordinates the project with The Navigator Company. “This is the first of several events to be held over the year, aimed at showcasing the results achieved by the rePLANT mobilising project, which will have a positive impact on the entire chain, namely on service providers and forestry producers,” he adds.
In, Jornal de Oleiros, 23 March 2023 (PT)