5.01.00 - Wood and fibre quality

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2020-11-05

Call for Manuscript Submission

Quality Requirements of Wood and Bark of Biorefineries and Future Products

A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907).
Special Issue Editors: Dr. Pekka Saranpää, Natural Resources Institute Finland; Dr. Xiping Wang, Forest Products Laboratory, USDA Forest Service.

Bioenergy and biomass-based products diversify business opportunities in the forest cluster. In particular, biorefineries, which could be integrated into the sawmills and pulp and paper mills, seem to have immense future potential. The raw material quality requirements of wood and bark for future wood processing industries may differ from those for the current industries. For traditional products, like solid wood and engineered wood, high density and strength is appreciated. Pulp and paper products have different quality requirements, including fiber length and low lignin content.

This Special Issue welcomes research papers related to the structure and properties of wood biomass that are relevant to a range of wood manufacturing processes, with a focus on bioenergy and biomass utilization. Transportation and storing properties of the feedstock for biorefineries are also included.

Deadline for manuscript submission: 10 January 2021
Additional information: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/forests/special_issues/Wood_Bark_Quality

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About Unit

The Wood Quality Research Group is home to a variety of interests that encompass studies of the formation, structure and chemistry of wood as well as studies on the end use requirements of wood. All, however, have a common goal of understanding the fundamental properties of an important biological material, how the environment and other factors influence these properties, how these properties may be influenced by a changing wood resource, and how these properties influence the utilization of the material. The ultimate goal of such knowledge is the sustainable and efficient utilization of our precious (and changing) wood resource.

The Research Group is made up of three Working Parties:

  • 5.01.04 Wood quality modelling
  • 5.01.07 Tree ring analysis
  • 5.01.08 Understanding wood variability

State of Knowledge

See the proceedings of the Division 5 Conference in Estoril, Portugal in July 2012:
http://www.iufro.org/download/file/9068/5289/50000-estoril12_pdf/