Norsk Wax AS Norsk Wax concentrates on the use of environmentaly friendly waxes to help plants adapt to modern and sustainable methods for plant production. Our key activities are the development and supply of wax products to nurseries around the world, and ensuring that our products fit into the various production chains.
Confederation Europeenne des Proprietaires Forestiers ASBL The Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF) is the umbrella association of national forest owner organizations in Europe. It works as the representative of family forestry in Europe, by promoting the values of sustainable forest management and private property ownership.
Norges Skogeierforbund A close cooperation between the Nordic forest owners’ national organizations started in 1946, when NSF (Nordiska Skogsägarorganisationernas Förbund) was founded. Since 1995, when Finland and Sweden joined the European Union, the organization has been represented at EU level in Brussels by a joint lobbying office, Bureau of Nordic Family Forestry. The one man representation situated in the middle of the EU-quarters, is working with and through the CEPF (Confederation of European Forest Owners) as the umbrella federation of European Family Forest Owners to represent the interests of Nordic Forest Owners towards EU-institutions, the forest based and related industries and other organizations active in this field.
Skogsägarna Mellanskog Ek.För Mellanskog is 32 000 private forest owners in the heart of Sweden. Together the members own more than 1,7 million hectares of forestland. Mellanskog was established to promote forward-looking forest management that take into consideration both regrowth and a variety of species. Mellanskog ensures that its forest owner members have the resources to give forests even better care, and that their products can be sold and refined under their own management.
Eesti Erametsaliit EPFU was established on 1992 as an umbrella organization for the private forest owners local organizations. EPFU has 21 member organizations all over Estonia. The activities of EPFU are carried out considering the principles of democracy, sustainable development and enviromentally friendly forestry. All the memebers of EPFU have the right to participate in EPFU´s work. That helps to create a structure that Works on principles of collaboration.
Latvijas Meza Ipasnieku Biedriba LFOA is a non-governmental organization. There are both big and small forest owners in LFOA, as well as companies and local governments who are forest owners or the property holders. The members of the LFOA own and manage about 1.68 million ha of forest, which constitutes 57% of the total forest area of Latvia. LFOA’smission is to promote sustainable and economically viable forestry development in Latvia by developing an environment for forestry management where he legislation does not hinder taking well-grounded decisions and where the state administration have created rational and effective administrative procedure that do not hinder entrepreneurship.
Electrozeta Snc The 24 years of experience gained in various areas of Electrical and Construction plants as well as the Machinery and Automation Control manufacturing has allowed Electrozeta Company to work in synergistic partnership and collaboration with leading manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment, as well as with other companies and professionals, enabling us to provide customers with a complete and highly professional service in all areas. As far as Electrical Plants are concerned company operates mainly in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region, but has carried out important works also in the Veneto region.
Verdera OY Verderas’s business started in the early1980’s in the Biocontrol Unit of the Finnish fertilizer company Kemira Oy. In 2002 it was transferred to an independent company Verdera Oy, asubsidiary of Kemira. Since 2008 the company is 100% owned by the Canadian company Lallemand Inc., and together with its French sister company ITHEC it forms the Plant Care Business Unit of Lallemand. The business objective of Verdera is to provide products for biological crop protection and for improved crop performance through increased stress tolerance and growth enhancement for use inhorticulture, forestry and golf & amenity. Several formulations of microbial bio pesticides for the control of fungal plant diseases have been developed, produced and commercialized. In recent years, new applications of Verdera’s products and new product families have been added to the business.
Fin Forelia OY Finforelia is a forest tree seedling producer in Finland with nurseries throughout the country. The seven nurseries will deliver optimal seedlings to any location, all the way to the plant ingsite if so required. Finforelia produces high quality forestry seedlings (spruce, pine, birch and larch) and their main customers are forestry associations and their buying groups, Metsähallitus, large companies and others, e.g. exports and collectively owned forests.
Bergvik Skog Plantor AB Bergvik Skog is one of Sweden’s largest forest-owning companies with an annual felling volume of 6,8 million m3 solid under bark. The productive forest land totals 1.9 million hectares in Sweden and 58.000 hectares in Latvia. Bergvik owns three forest tree nurseries with an annual production of about 52 million plants.
Plantex AS Plantex is a family owned forest nursery, established in 1995. In 2001 the production of forest plants was started in their new Räpina forest nursery. The Räpina forest nursery has a micropropagation laboratory and 7 500 m2 of heated greenhouses; the boom watered container fields have increased yearly, amounting currently to 12 000 m2. The company only grows polypot plants. The process of filling plant cassettes with seeds and substrate is automated. Initially, the plants grow in 240-hole trays in the greenhouse, after which all plants are replanted during the first year, into the final trays.
Teknologisk Institutt AS Teknologisk Institutt as (TI) is a non-profit private founded RTD organization that has grown from a governmental institute into a highly competent company. TI offers personnel with high level of skills and expertise in a great number of areas, among others, development of industry technological solutions, and transferring new technology to SMEs and large companies in its competence areas. TI is not an IPR holding or exploiting business. TI's activities are divided into the following business areas: Materials Technology, Product Development and Production Technology, Environment and Safety, R&D EU programmes, Indoor Environment, Calibration, Certification and Training Services. TI's material laboratory is one of the leading laboratories in Norway, strongly supported by the specialists knowledge of employees and the modern range of equipment used for undertaking materials and product tests which cover most industrial requirements.
Labor S.R.L Labor is an industrial research laboratory. The company's mission is to carry out R&D activities and projects in close co-operation with industry and public research bodies, establishing with them long term research and cooperation agreements, for the access to research structures and the employment of research personnel. The company is conceived so as to offer a lean and agile counterpart both to its industrial clients and research organizations, acting "downstream" to the latter ones, for the finalization and customization of basic research towards the requirements of the industrial environment.
Universitetet i Oslo University of Oslo’s Department of Biology has at any given time about 400 students, distributed on bachelor, master and Ph.D. level and about 150 employees. The department’s research is divided into three programmes - Integrative Biology, Marine Biology and Molecular Evolution Research Group (MERG) and the Centre of Excellence - Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies.
Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet SLU develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. This is achieved by research, education and environmental monitoring and assessment, in collaboration with the surrounding community. A comprehensive view, interdisciplinary studies and applicability are the ethos of SLU’s research and education, and in their contacts with industry and society. Of particular relevance for this project is their “pine weevil team”. The research of the team aims to find ecologically sustainable ways of reducing damage on conifer plants caused by the pine weevil (Hylobius abietis L.) to economically acceptable levels. Focus is on how the weevil's behaviour is affected by environmental factors and how weevil feeding on seedlings can be reduced by applying various silvicultural measures, e.g. soil scarification and regeneration under shelterwood. They are also developing methods for protecting conifer plants, e.g. by the use of coatings on the steam.