is a company providing research and development
services related to wood harvesting, silvicultural
operations and environmental management for shareholders and other clients.
Training services and client-specific extensions are examples of implementation
of R&D results. Metsäteho is owned by major
Finnish pulp and paper companies, sawmills, Forest and Park Service
(organisation for state-owned forests) and some other forestry related
- Studies and consultancy in wood fuel production
from small-sized trees, thinning and logging residues.
of trees, collection of logging residues, extraction and transport, comminution at site as well as at the heat and power plant.
- Design of
productivity and cost calculation models of wood fuel supply.
- Wood ash
Region of operation and fields of application
Knowledge applies to wood fuel production in most of the European countries.
Finnish Bioenergy Research Programme 1993 1998 :
of the steering group ;
of wood fuel production techniques.
References and publications
Examples of recent
wood fuel projects carried out by Metsäteho :
- Energy wood
harvesting from pre-commercial thinning and harvesting tree-sections from first
production of wood fuels and pulpwood using chain-flail delimbing-debarking
production of wood fuel and pulp wood from young stands.
- Logging waste from
regeneration cuttings as a source of fuel.
- Wood fuel
production based on chipping on the consumption site.
- Biomass ash
utilisation in forestry (granulation, leaching of nutrients, heavy metals).