Småland, Sweden

SIMWOOD activities

Regional contacts

SIMWOOD project description on Energikontor Sydost AB

Energikontor Sydost AB
Göran Gustavsson ()

Linnaeus University (LNU)
Thomas Thörnqvist ()

 

Events and presentations

26-28.09.2016

SimWood study tour by Energikontor Sydost and Linnaeus University representatives to Bavaria
Study tour report (in Swedish with English summary)

20.11.2015

Bioenergidagen 2015, Växjö
Linnéuniversitetet – aktuell forskning – Skog och bränsle Inledning och resultat från SIMWOOD-projektet

20.11.2014

Bioenergidagen 2014, Växjö
Aktuella projekt, Simwood och LIFE+

13.11.2014

EnergiTing Sydost, Alvesta

11.09.2014

Actions that make a difference, Fedarene meeting, Jyväskylä
Småland – the development of a fossil-fuel independent region

06.05.2014

Småskalig biokraftvärme i Sydost och studie av ångleveranser till industrin, Helsingborg

10.04.2014

Biobränslekedjan och förbränningsteknik, Växjö
Behov av bioenergi i Kronoberg

14.03.2014

Askåterföring till skogsmark, Kalmar

19.11.2013

Bioenergidagen 2013, Växjö
www.energikontorsydost.se/bioenergidagen-2013

 

Resources

SIMWOOD project leaflet Svenska

Projektet SIMWOOD

Skogen är en viktig naturresurs

Outnyttjade skogsresurser

 

Regional news

20.04.2016

Månadens innovativa exempel: SimWood
Innovation Kronoberg

12.2015

Read about the Seminar for presentation of results from the pilot project in Småland, held in Växjö in November 2015.

17.09.2015

Grotstudier för att få mer ur skogarna

01.08.2015

Ökat skogsbränsleuttag i Småland

25.11.2014

Industrier som gått över till förnybara bränslen vinnare vid årsskiftet

05.06.2014

Biobränsleuttag för småbrukare

29.04.2014

Energipotentialen i Småland

08.04.2014

Forskning ska ge ökat skogsbränsleuttag

24.01.2014

Skogssatsningen är inledd

 

About Småland

Area: 29,400 km2
Population: 720,358
Forest area: 2.1 million ha
Private forests: 1.7 million ha
Private forest owners: 44,000
Forest type: Spruce and spruce-birch boreal forest; pine and pine-birch boreal forest

Specific situation

  • Great importance of processing of wood raw material.
  • 15% of Swedish wood harvesting is done in Småland, on 9% of Swedish forest area.
  • Sawmills and pulp industry are the main customers of roundwood (each 45%). 7% of roundwood is for fuel, 3% is left in the forest in form of tops.
  • High proportion of wood processing industries in the region, especially sawmills.
  • Main forest functions are wood products, hunting, fishing, other non-wood-forest products (berries, mushrooms), recreation and tourism.

Main challenges

  • Limited resources for recruitment, development of new products, as well as limited funding for research.
  • Forest biomass is not used sufficiently, lack of biomass for bioenergy.
  • Lack of adequate harvest methods and technologies for increased mobilisation of biomass from forest for bioenergy.
  • Increasing competition between users of woody biomass.

 

Regional initiatives

South Swedish Forest owners association (Södra)

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 613762.