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Joint call 5: Sustainable forest management ...

In the 5th call “Sustainable forest management and optimised use of lignocellulosic resources” the European Research Area Networks (ERA-Nets) WoodWisdom-Net 2 and ERA-NET Bioenergy joined forces to promote innovative research and cooperation to help optimise the use of trees and forests.
Thirteen countries participated with their national programmes: Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United Kingdom. In the end 13 proposals were funded for a total budget of 13.7 million euro. Presentations about the results were held at the final seminar in Hanover, Nov 11th 2014.

List of funded projects

1. Maximizing timber and energy wood production by innovative agroforestry systems with short rotation coppice as intercrop (AgroCop)

Partners:
  • Forest Research Institute Baden-Württemberg (DE, coordinator)
  • Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg/ Chair of Forest Growth (DE)
  • INRA - Institute National de la Recherche Agronomique (FR)
  • Consiglio Nazionale della Ricerca - Istituto di Biologia Agroambientale e Forestale (IT)
  • Teagasc - Agriculture and Food Development Authority (IE)

Project website

2. Bark valorisation into insulating foams and bioenergy (BioFoamBark)

Partners:
  • University of Freiburg, Chair of Forest Biomaterials (DE, coordinator)
  • Fraunhofer ISE (DE)
  • Nova-Institut GmbH (DE)
  • University of Santiago de Compostela (ES)
  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (FI)
  • Ledoga Srl (IT)
  • Université de Lorraine (FR)
  • University of Ljubljana (SI)

Project website

3. Self-assembled biomimetic wood-based nanocomposites (CellAssembly)

Partners:
  • Aalto University, Department of Applied Physics, Molecular Materials (FI, coordinator)
  • DWI at RWTH Aachen University (DE)
  • Aalto University/ Department of Forest Products Technology, Forest Products Surface Chemistry (FI)
  • KTH - Royal Institute of Technology/ Department of Fibre and Polymer Technology (SE)

4. Competing uses of forest land (COOL)

Partners:
  • University of Freiburg/ Chair of Forest and Environmental Policy (DE, coordinator)
  • Forest Research Institute of Baden-Wuerttemberg (DE)
  • European Forest Institute/ Central European Regional Office and the Observatory for European Forests (DE)
  • University of Freiburg/ Chair of Forest and Environmental Policy(DE)
  • The Natural Resources Institute Finland/ Finnish Forest Research Institute (FI)
  • Forest Sciences Center of Catalonia (ES)
  • Norwegian University of Life Sciences/ Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management (NO)
  • University of Ljubljana/ Biotechnical Faculty (SI)

Project website

5. A novel lipid platform to sustainable bio-based products from low-value forestry streams through multi-functional fatty acids (GREASE)

Partners:
  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (FI, coordinator)
  • Fraunhofer ICT (DE)
  • University of Helsinki (FI)
  • Anadolu University (TR)
  • Technical Research Institute of Sweden (SE)
  • Novamont S.p.A. (IT)
  • Rampf Ecosystems GmbH & Co. KG (DE)
  • Stora Enso Oyj (FI)
  • Arizona Chemical Oy (FI)

6. Load bearing timber-glass composites (LBTGC)

Partners:
  • Vienna University of Technology, Department of Structural Design and Timber Engineering (AT, coordinator)
  • Knapp Ltd. (AT)
  • Haas Fertigbau Holzbauwerk GmbH & CO. KG (AT)
  • Ziviltechniker Architekt Werner Hackermüller (AT)
  • Petschenig glastec GmbH (AT)
  • HERMANN OTTO GmbH (AT)
  • Glafo AB (SE)
  • Linnaeus University/ Department of Civil Engineering (SE)
  • Södra Timber AB (SE)
  • Pilkington Floatglas AB (SE)
  • Sika Sverige AB (SE)
  • Glasbranschföreningen (SE)
  • NCC Construction Sverige AB (SE)
  • Stora Enso Timber AB (SE)
  • Technische Universität Dresden/ Institute of Building Construction (DE)
  • GUMPP & MAIER GmbH (DE)
  • Istanbul Technical University/ Faculty of Architecture (TR)
  • Turkish Timber Association (TR)
  • Trakya Cam Sanayii A.S. (TR)
  • University of Maribor/ Faculty of Civil Engineering (SI)
  • Contemporary Building Design, d. o. o. (SI)
  • University of Ljubljana/ Faculty for civil and geodetic engineering (SI)
  • Universidad Catolica; Escuela Arquitectura (ES)
  • WOODMetal (BR)
  • AEC–SP: Associação Escola da Cidade – Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo – São Paulo (BR)
  • IPT – Instituto de pesquisas tecnologicas (BR)
  • Penha Vidros (BR)

7. Pinosylvins as novel bioactive agents for food applications (PinoBio)

Partners:
  • University of Eastern Finland, Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, Department of Clinical Nutrition (FI, coordinator)
  • University of Vigo/ Chemical Engineering (ES)
  • Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry (LV)
  • University of Lubljana/ Biotechnical faculty (SI)
  • Åbo Akademi University/ Process Chemistry Centre (FI)

8. Enhancement of fibre and bond strength properties for creating added value in paper products (PowerBonds)

Partners:
  • Tampere University of Technology (FI, coordinator)
  • Papiertechnische Stiftung (DE)
  • OFFIS Institute for Information Technology (DE)
  • Stora Enso Deutschland GmbH (DE)
  • INNOWEP GmbH (DE)
  • Grenoble INP-LGP2 (FR)
  • Papeteries Emin Leydier (FR)
  • Munksjö Arches SAS (FR)
  • UPM-Kymmene (FI)
  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (FI)
  • Åbo Akademi University (FI)
  • Sappi Finland Oy (FI)
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology (SE)
  • Stora Enso AB (SE)
  • Graz University of Technology/ CD-Laboratory for Surface Chemical and Physical Fundamentals of Paper Strength (AT)
  • Central Bank of the Netherlands (NL)

Project website

9. High-value products from lignin side-streams of modern biorefineries (ProLignin)

Partners:
  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (FI, coordinator)
  • University of Helsinki/ Department of Chemistry (FI)
  • North Carolina State University (US)
  • AkzoNobel/ Packaging Coatings (US)
  • University of Hamburg (DE)
  • Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry (LV)
  • Instituto de Recursos Naturales y Agrobiología de Sevilla (ES)
  • Fraunhofer-ICT (DE)
  • RAMPF Ecosystems GmbH & Co.KG (DE)
  • RAMPF Giessharze GmbH & Co KG (DE)
  • University of Milan-Bicocca (IT)
  • Biochemtex Italia Srl (IT)
  • Momentive Specialty Chemicals Oy (FI)
  • Valmet (FI)
  • Stora Enso Oyj (FI)
  • Suzano Pulp and Paper (BR)

10. A regional IT-based platform for bringing resource needs and land-based resource production together (RegioPower)

Partners:
  • University of Bonn - ZEF (DE, coordinator)
  • HCN - High Competence Network e.V. (DE)
  • SLU - the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences/ Department of Forest Resource Management (SE)
  • University of Helsinki (FI)
  • Simosol Oy (FI)
  • Slovenian Forest Institute (SI)

Project website

11. Wood based materials and fuels (WOBAMA)

Partners:
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology (SE, coordinator)
  • Grenoble INP - PAGORA (FR)
  • Aalto University/ School of Chemistry and Technology (FI)
  • IBWCh - Institute of Biopolymers and Chemical Fibres (PL)
  • OrganoClick AB (SE)
  • Casco-Akzo Nobel (SE)
  • Processum Biorefinery Initiative AB (SE)
  • Oy Metsä-Botnia Ab (FI)
  • Stora Enso Oyj (FI)
  • Andritz Oy (FI)

12. Improvement in collaboration along the wood value chain through knowledge-based methods and mobile applications (WoodApps)

Partners:
  • HCN e. V. - Research Association High Competence Network (DE)
  • Scheller Systemtechnik GmbH (DE)
  • Slovenian Forestry Institute/ Department for forest techniques and economics (SI)
  • SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Forest Products (SE)
  • Linnæus University (SE)
  • Telecommunications Software & Systems Group, Waterford Institute of Technology (IE)

Project website

13. WoodSupply (WOP)

Partners:
  • University of Helsinki (FI, coordinator)
  • SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SE)
  • Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (DE)