The aim is to increase the value of forest raw materials and create new supply chains that will better serve both traditional forest industries and emerging biorefining industries. The main task is to develop new business and operational models for terminals based on which they can serve as “BioHubs” - centres in which preliminary mechanical processing of raw materials and refining processes can take place based on end-user quality requirements.
-new business models for economically and environmentally sustainable terminals:
-a new model for locating terminals optimally in reference to the resource base and infrastructure:
-a new guideline for optimizing terminal size, layout and operations:
-a new operational model to add feedstock monetary value:
-a new application for transmitting high resolution data to business partners and monitoring feedstocks, supplies and deliveries: and
-a new feedstock delivery regime for industry