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Preparing DEMO LandingNov. 7, 2011 - Organizers and planning committees for DEMO 2012 met in Quebec City late in October to work on details of both the pre-DEMO conference and the live logging event itself. Planning for both events is well underway, and in both cases the emerging biomass sector looms large.


November 7, 2011
By Scott Jamieson

Nov. 7, 2011 – Organizers and planning committees for DEMO 2012 met in
Quebec City late in October to work on details of both the pre-DEMO
conference and the live logging event itself. Planning for both events
are well underway, and in both cases the emerging biomass sector looms
large.

Pre-DEMO Conference

The organizing committee met in Quebec City near the Loews Le Concorde hotel to
flesh out the program. Co-sponsored by the Canadian Woodlands Forum and the
Canadian Institute of Forestry, with co-operation from the Quebec Order of
Forest Engineers, it covers a wide rage of topics in concurrent sessions over
two days, September 18 and 19, 2012. The event features simultaneous
translation with sessions in both official languages. Biomass specific topics
include:

  • Biomass harvesting: Machinery and
    technology for the harvesting, transformation, and hauling of biomass.
  • Sustainability: The effect of
    collecting biomass residuals on the forest ecosystem.
  • Biomass markets: Existing and
    emerging markets for today's products and tomorrow's innovations.
  • Fibre chain logistics: Industrial case study on best practices for integrating biomass recovery in the forest sector chain.
 DEMO Planners  
 Logging
contractor Foresterie CHB Ltd. is building the landings for DEMO 2012. Here
CHB’s Martin Picard (from left), Solifor Group’s Marc Bergeron, and the CWF’s
Peter Robichaud watch the finishing touches being put on Tigercat’s landing.


 

Conference
registration will include a pass to the DEMO International 2012 live logging
event. Look to Canadian Forest Industries
and our new website www.woodbusiness.ca
for more details as speakers are finalized.

DEMO live logging

Following the conference, DEMO International 2012 will hit the hills outside Saint-Raymond
from September 20-22. Situated a pleasant one-hour drive from Quebec City, the
Portneuf region is one of the province's best-kept secrets, and will be ablaze
with fall colours during the show. The event is presented by the Canadian
Woodlands Forum, hosted by the Solifor Group, and produced by Master
Promotions. The official media partner and exclusive showguide provider will
once again be Canadian Forest Industries
and Opérations forestières et de scierie
with Canadian Biomass serving as media support to promote the event.
The DEMO 2012 organizing committee and exhibitors were on site October 26-27 to detail
plans for everything from hotels blocks and shuttles to parking, safety and
activities. At the same time, students from the local Duchesnay Forestry School
and logging contractor Foresterie CHB Ltd. were on site clearing timber and
making landings according to exhibitor specifications.

 Preparing DEMO Landing  
 Both mulchers and biomass grinders will be working at DEMO 2012. Here
the Duchesnay Forestry School's Rotobec forwarder clearn timber off the
CMI-GB Equipment site, where the manufacturer's mulcher line will run.


 

There will be no shortage of biomass-based gear among both active and static exhibitors,
covering harvesting, grinding/chipping, and transport. As of October 31, 2011,
these included:

  • Bandit
  • Canadian Biomass
  • Cardinal Distribution
  • Caterpillar
  • Continental Biomass Industries
  • Deloupe
  • John Deere
  • Hultdins
  • Liebherr-Canada
  • Manac
  • Morbark
  • Peterson Pacific
  • Ponsse NA
  • Quadco Equipment
  • Rotobec
  • Rottne
  • Sennebogen
  • Silvana Import Trading
  • SMS Equipment/Komatsu
  • Tigercat Industries

Once again, news and more details will be published in Canadian
Forest Industries
and on our new forest sector website www.woodbusiness.ca. Sign up for our free bi-weekly e-newsletter to stay informed.


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