Fibre costs and value


What are the problems faced by the industry in this area?
High costs of transportation (e.g., long distances, legislative restrictions, infrastructure limitations)
High costs of access roads to maintain and extend hauling period
Need to meet social and organizational GHG reduction targets
Harvesting equipment productivity and utilization and their high variability impacting wood supply costs and predictability


What does FPInnovations do to address the challenges?
Improve transportation efficiency through higher payloads
Develop road design techniques for extending seasonal access
Lead integration and implementation of hybrid and zero emission vehicles (ZEV)
Provide GHG and fuel consumption knowledge and strategies for their reduction
Improve harvesting efficiency, productivity, and fibre recovery

Goals & Impacts

What are the goals to reach and what are the impacts on members?
Reduced transportation costs by an average of $2 per tonne - 2023
Extended summer and winter hauling season by 2 weeks
10% reduction in GHG emissions per cubic metre of delivered fibre - 2023
$1/m³ harvesting productivity gains from targeted activities and $1/m³ value gains from improved bucking - 2023