Presentation of the greenGain project at the LIGNA 2017 in Germany
This year the LIGNA, the World Trade Fair for Timber, will be reopening on the exhibition grounds in Hanover from 22 to 26 May 2017. As “Deutsche Messe AG” recently announced, 1,500 exhibitors are registered; about 40% of which come from abroad.
In ten exhibition halls as well as the outdoor area, extensive technical solutions will be presented ranging from wood harvesting to the processing of wood up to the finished product. During the five exhibition days around 93,000 visitors are expected. Germany is with sales of € 3.2 billion (2016) and a world market share of 29% the world’s largest producer of woodworking machines and thus a suitable host for this event.
On the outdoor area and in the pavilions under the woody Expo-roof, forestry presents itself with large equipment, accessories, logistics and transport, mobile sawmills as well as wood energy. Innovations like the automatic debranching machine for removal of branches up to customised tree heights by “Advaligno” are expected to show exciting new applications.
The Board of Trustees for Forestry and Forestry Technology (KWF) is organizing a special presentation on forestry technology: manual felling of large dimensioned trunks with rope support, rescue in the forest, forestry drone use, forestry performance from the air, round wood measurement in the forest and cable winch tests are only a few of the topics shown.
Exhibitors on the topics of firings, firewood processing, firewood certification and emission cleaning are presented together in an outdoor fire-wood line in the area “Energy from wood”. This also includes the greenGain project. Information on greenGain can be found in the special open-air exhibition “Brennholzlinie”, Meeting Point, booth Q 60, and at the stand of the German Renewable Energy Agency (FNR, project coordinator) in hall 11, booth G 85. In guided tours offered twice a day by the Chamber of Agriculture Lower Saxony (COALS, project partner), greenGain is explained and technical solutions for the energetic use of wood from landscape conservation and maintenance work (LCMW) are described and shown. A focus here is the processing with chippers, dryers and sieves, as well as the environmentally friendly combustion with firing systems and possibly required filter technology.
Information on further topics, the exhibitioners and the detailed program are available under www.ligna.de.
Autors: Carsten Brüggemann, Aline Clalüna