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WOOD FOR ENERGY - a contribution to the development of sustainable forest management

Contract nr: QLK5-CT-2000-00527
Project type: RS (Research and Technological Development Project)
Starting date: 01-01-2001
Duration: 48 months
Total cost: 2,395,009 EUR
EC Contribution: 1,550,000 EUR
Scientific Officer: Alexandros ARABATZIS
Research topic: 5.3.1. Multifunctional management of forests

Abstract:
WOOD-EN-MAN focuses on sustainable use of wood-based biomass resources for energy aiming at further development of sustainable forest management in Europe, including socio-economic aspects. End-user products will be based on integrated ecological, biological and socio-economic research.

Central topics are

1) ecosystem nutrient vulnerability (nutrient balances and soil nutrient release capability),
2) environmental effects of wood-ash recycling on soil, seepage water, mychorriza and trees,
3) insect biodiversity, including insect pests in connection with storing marginal wood resources in the forest,
4) socio-economic and economic effects at management and policy levels, including monetary value of identified environmental effects, market and policy failures, competitiveness of wood-based biomass compared to other energy systems, and how to affect competitiveness by public fiscal measures.

Operational management guidelines (a book) and policy recommendations at national, EU and Pan-European levels (a report) will be published and disseminated together with other end-user products, e.g. PC-tool, database, web-page, seminars and workshops.


Coordinator
Karsten RAULUND-RASMUSSEN
Danish Forest and Landscape Research Institute
Hoersholm
DENMARK
Tel.: +45 45178223
Fax: +45 45763233
E-mail: krr@fsl.dk


Partners
  Erik KARLTUN
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Forest Soils
Uppsala
SWEDEN
Tel.: +46 18671277
Fax: +46 18673470
E-mail: Erik.Karltun@sml.slu.se
  Taneli KOLSTRÍM
Finnish Forest Research Institute
Joensuu
FINLAND
Tel.: +358 132514025
Fax: +358 132514567
E-mail: Taneli.Kolstrom@metla.fi
  Anders LUNNAN
Norsk institutt for skogforskning
Aas
NORWAY
Tel.: +47 64948925
Fax: +47 64948890
E-mail: anders.lunnan@nisk.no
  Remigijus OZOLINCIUS
Lithuanian Forest Research Institute
Girionys, Kaunas distr.
LITHUANIA
Tel.: +370 7547310
Fax: +370 7547446
E-mail: miskinst@mi.lt
  Talis GAITNIEKS
Latvian Forestry Research Institute "Silava"
Salaspils
LATVIA
Tel.: +371 2949684
Fax: +371 7901359
E-mail: talis@silava.lv
  Malle MANDRE
Forest Research Institute, Estonian Agricultural University
Tallinn
ESTONIA
Tel.: +372 6281597
Fax: +372 6281599
E-mail: mma@riigimets.ee