Project no. 167

Status In progress

Start Jul 2022

End Dec 2025

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Boosting electric motorisation in the forestry sector in Portugal


The transForm Agenda is a Portuguese national initiative created within the scope of Component 5 (C5) of the Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR). It aims to trigger the structural transformation of the Portuguese forestry sector by intervening in a coordinated manner throughout the value chain.

Led by Altri Florestal and under the technic and scientific coordination of CoLAB ForestWISE, transForm is part of a consortium of 56 partners in an unprecedented effort of sectoral cooperation.

It materialises in 30 collaborative, mobilising and complementary projects, resulting in 11 new products, processes and services supported by digital technologies, featuring a high degree of innovation.

These initiatives will contribute to more sustainable forest management and improve the efficiency of companies, ensuring a stronger connection to markets and consumers.

The transForm Agenda is funded by the Recovery and Resilience Plan (02/C05-i01/2022), with support from the funds of the NextGenerationEU mechanism of the European Union. The implementation of this Agenda will have a national scope, with a total estimated investment of around 130 million euros.

These funds are allocated to productive investment, research, development and innovation, qualification and internationalisation, dissemination and human resources empowerment.

REN coordinates and participates in three projects included in the agenda, namely:

  • CENTRODEC: Decision Support Centre with Muti-Sensory Data for Forest Protection.
  • OPTIVEG: Sustainable optimisation of vegetation management operations.
  • Boosting electric motorisation in the forestry sector in Portugal.


Reducing emissions from the forestry sector in Portugal through the electrification of equipment.


Development of studies and an action plan to accelerate the electrification of the forestry sector in Portugal.


  • Expand the portfolio of electric mobility solutions at VHV, namely in the forestry and manufacturing contexts.
  • Increase the business potential of REN's solution.

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