Scientific Summary 95 in IUFRO News Vol. 41, Issue 9, September 2012
There is growing concern around the world, and especially in Brazil, about the sustainable use of natural resources from tropical forest, and wood drying is an important factor for adding value to that wood. Against this background, the 12th International IUFRO Wood Drying Conference (WDC 2012) took place from July 30 to August 3, 2012 in Belém, Brazil. Amongst other things, drying experts at the conference proposed methods to reduce drying losses, moisture content variability, energy consumption, and emission of volatile organic compounds. Special importance was given to explain government programs that promote a sustainable use of the Brazilian rainforest.
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By Diego Elustondo, FPInnovations – Wood Products, Coordinator of IUFRO 5.04.06 Wood Drying
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