Do you have any reports or analyses regarding harvesters in Europe and the US?
Without specifics about the types or usage for the harvesters in question, there are a couple key reports about harversters and the agricultural machinery industry that may be of particular interest.
- Wastewater Harvester
Report 1: ClearCove Organics Harvester Demonstration at the Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Facility, Jun 2015
This report discusses the Organics Harvester (OH) Unit for wastewater organics by Clear Cove Systems. This project discusses the usage and performance of this unit.
“Table S-1 presents the average removal results of the 24,000 gallons per day (GPD) OH pilot unit in comparison to the removal rates of conventional primary clarifiers from literature.” (pg 12).
— ClearCove Organics Harvester Demonstration at the Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Facility, Jun 2015
- Energy Harvester
Report 2: Program: 2010 Independent Assessment Reports, California Energy Commission, May 2015
This report section discusses recommendations for use of an energy harvester from ocean water and its benefit to the State of California such as reduced environmental impact, increased public safety of the electrical grid, increased affordability of electricity among others.
“The goal of this project was to determine the feasibility of using a new piezoelectric energy harvesting system to economically and efficiently generate power from ocean currents near the coast of California” (pg 80).
— California Energy Commission, May 2015
- Seafood Harvesters
Report 3: Report, Fish and Seafood, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
This report has a section dedicated to harvesting in the seafood industries of Newfoundland and Labrador. There is also a harvester survey profile from 227 vessels that harvest groundfish, crab, shrimp and pelagics. The technology onboard the vessels is discussed such as electronic fish finding technology, net sensors and fuel monitoring. Finally, the vessel owners were polled about their investments and intentions to invest in research and development technology.
“These inshore enterprises employed an estimated 9,500 harvesters in 2013.2 Further, there are an estimated 14 active offshore, >100’, vessels participating in the shrimp and groundfish fisheries and landing in NL” (pg 16).
— Fish and Seafood, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Other reports on harvesters include harvesters as individuals who harvest crops and coal mining harvesters.
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