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Strategy and technology development for a sustainanble wood + cork forestry chain

Contract nr: QLK5-CT-2000-00701
Project type: RS (Research and Technological Development Project)
Starting date: 01-01-2001
Duration: 48 months
Total cost: 932,680 EUR
EC Contribution: 821,750 EUR
Scientific Officer: Ignacio SEOANE
Research topic: 5.3.2. Strategies for the sustainable and multipurpose utilisation of forest resources; the forestry-wood chain

Abstract:
The objectives are: i) to maintain the socio-economic and physical sustainability of the cork-oak system and to increase its competitiveness as an integrated natural system with a more efficient use of renewable resources, by improving the technology of their use and by the adoption of novel management tools; ii) to bring into the European market another wood species for high value uses. The project will develop a growth and yield model for cork oak growth (wood and cork). The simulation of different options in a wood+cork forestry chain will be made and evaluated for socio-economics and sustainability The relevant technological properties of cork oak wood will be studied with an industrial testing in saw-mills, veneer cutting and panel production as well as its use in resin-assembled wood components.


Coordinator
Helena PEREIRA
Centro de Estudos Florestais, Instituto Superior de Agronomia
Lisboa
PORTUGAL
Tel.: +351 213634662
Fax: +351 213645000
E-mail: deftec@mail.telepac.pt


Partners
  Heintich SPIECKER
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg Institut für Waldwachstum
Freiburg
GERMANY
Tel.: +49 761 2033737
Fax: +49 761 2033740
E-mail: instww@uni-freiburg.de
  Isabelle LEBAYON
Centre Technique du Bois et de l'Ameublement
Bordeaux
FRANCE
Tel.: +33 5 56436348
Fax: +33 5 56436488
E-mail: isabelle.lebayon@ctba.fr
  Javier PIQUÉ
Universidad de Huelva
Palos de la Frontera
SPAIN
Tel.: +34 959017502
Fax: +34 950917304
E-mail: jpique@uhu.es