Resources for Forest Chip Production in 2020 in Finland

K. Kärhä, P. Lahtinen & J. Elo
The research carried out by Metsäteho Oy and Pöyry Energy Oy estimated how much machinery and labour would be needed for large-scale forest chip production if the use of forest chips increases extensively in Finland during the coming decade. If the production and consumption of forest chips are 25 to 30 TWh in Finland in 2020, then 1,900 to 2,200 machinery units, i.e. machines and trucks, would be needed. This would mean total investments in...