Fibre costs and value

Challenges

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
Meeting social and organizational GHG reduction targets
Harvesting equipment productivity and utilization and their high variability impacting wood supply costs and predictability

Actions

What does FPInnovations do to address the challenges?
Improve transportation efficiency through higher payloads
Support the implementation of road design techniques for extending seasonal access
Lead integration and implementation of hybrid and zero emission vehicles (ZEV)
Improve harvesting efficiency, productivity, and fibre recovery with the support of digital technologies

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
Extended summer and winter hauling season by 2 weeks
>15% reduction in GHG emissions per cubic metre of delivered fibre - 2025
$1/m³ harvesting productivity gains from targeted activities and $1/m³ value gains from improved bucking
100 contractors engaged in digital technologies - deployment by 2025
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