This is the website of the Forest mechanization and biomass supply  research group, active within the Timber Technology Institute (TTI). The TTI is an institute belonging to the National Research Council (CNR), the main public research agency of the Italian Government.

Our research field mainly deals with the technical, economic and environmental optimization of forest harvest operations, with a strong focus on young and low quality stands, which provide mostly biomass for industrial and energy use.

We offer reliable data on operation productivity and biomass production costs, as obtained with optimized operations. We help forestry stakeholders to rationalize their production process. We build dedicated decision support softwares and transfer our know-how through publications, workshops, conferences, courses and practical field demonstrations.

  Our activities cover all the Italian territory, as well as foreign countries in Europe, South and North America, resulting in an important network of international collaborations.


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