Working Group 3
WG 3 investigated the current forest biomass research methodologies including machine costing assumptions as well as data analysis methods in participating countries. The purpose was to a) survey; b) analyze, c) categorize and b) compare the different and numerous methods to determine machine costs and data analysis methodology approaches. The work package aimed to develop a simple format for cost calculation (cost/hour) of forest machinery which can be downloaded for free.
An updated calculation model and the draft manuscript description of the calculation model was published during the Final Conference.
You can download the Final Costing Model here.
The data used is part of a published article. The article can be found here.
Andis Lazdins, Latvian State Forest Institute Salaspils
Lars Eliasson, Forest Research Institute of Sweden Uppsala