RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND INNOVATION
Our company is committed to implementing new technologies in the forestry sector, and as such research, development, and innovation are core pillars of GEA Forestal.
The forestry sector and its associated products, such as wood, cork, resin, etc., are benefitting from all the utilities that new technologies offer us. At GEA Forestal we work to develop applications of diverse technologies for the sector to generate environmental, economic, and social benefits.
Among the technologies we work with, we emphasize: satellite remote sensing, drones, GIS, or applications for cell phones.
SOME OF OUR PROJECTS
MECHANIZED EXTRACTION AND STIMULANTING PASTE TESTS
With Junta de Comunidades de Castilla LA Mancha funds, we are developing mechanized resination tests and new stimulating pastes that aim to improve the efficiency and performance conditions of the resination work. Tests are currently being carried out in the provinces of Guadalajara and Cuenca.
We participate in GO Resinlanb, which is proposed as a network of experimentation territories where the different actors in the resin value chain can co-create innovations in order to guarantee user-focused innovation with a clear return. Sociocultural, environmental and economic of the investment made based on the bioeconomy and the maintenance of ecosystem services and rural development.
NIRCORK: Applying near-infrared technology to cork allows us to know its qualities and ensures the traceability of the product. This technology offers a great advance for the cork sector, which is especially important in the South and East of Spain.
This project aims to optimize the fauna census by utilizing driverless cars and thermal infrared cameras to detect fauna. The collected information can then be used to develop algorithms to create geographic information systems that automatically count the species.