As part of the research work of the InFutUReWood, some project partners attended the 63rd Society of Wood Science and Technology International Convention that took place online due to Covid-19 (formerly in Slovenia) last July. The event was attended by 459 participants from 52 countries. This year the conference was focused on “Renewable Resources for a Sustainable and Healthy Future”. The conference covered a wide range of topics related to timber (timbre engineering, composites, wood modification, preservation, wood chemistry…). The sustainable use and the circular economy of timber in construction were pointed in several presentations.

A total of three research works were elaborated by partners of the InFutUReWood project (Aalto University from Finland, National University of Ireland Galway and University College Dublin from Ireland and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid from Spain) and presented during the conference.

If you missed the conference, presentations and posters are available on YouTube:

Presentation of Marina de Arana-Fernández titled Cascading Potential for Recovered Wood from Heavy Timber Frame Typologies in Pre-Modern Dwelling Buildings in Madrid

Presentation of Daniel F. Llana titled Recovered Wood as Raw Material for Structural Timber Products. Characteristics, Situation and Study Cases: Ireland and Spain

Poster of St John Walsh titled Adding Value to Timber Components through Consideration of Demolition and Disassembly

The Proceedings of the conference are available for downloading here

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Acknowledgement: Project InFutUReWood is supported under the umbrella of ERA-NET Cofund ForestValue by Vinnova – Sweden's Innovation Agency, the Forestry Commissioners for the UK, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine for Ireland, the Ministry of the Environment for Finland, the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture through the Agency for Renewable Resources for Germany, the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities for Spain, the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport for Slovenia.

Project InFutUReWood is supported under the umbrella of ERA-NET Cofund ForestValue

ForestValue has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 773324.

Acknowledgement: Project InFutUReWood is supported under the umbrella of ERA-NET Cofund ForestValue by Vinnova – Sweden's Innovation Agency, Formas, Swedish Energy Agency, the Forestry Commissioners for the UK, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine for Ireland, the Ministry of the Environment for Finland, the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture through the Agency for Renewable Resources for Germany, the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities for Spain, the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport for Slovenia.

Project InFutUReWood is supported under the umbrella of ERA-NET Cofund ForestValue

ForestValue has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 773324.

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