Scientific Summaries


Scientific Summary 95 in IUFRO News Vol. 41, Issue 9, September 2012

The 12th Int'l IUFRO Wood Drying Conference (WDC 2012) was the first of its kind to take place in South America, in Brazil, and offered a great opportunity to learn about tropical rainforest species.

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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12th International IUFRO Wood Drying Conference - Challenges and Opportunities Related to Tropical Lumber Drying

By Diego Elustondo, FPInnovations – Wood Products, Coordinator of IUFRO 5.04.06 Wood Drying 

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