Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS

Abstract

The NF-2000 Network disseminates information from European Commission funded programmes and other sources relating to non-food uses of agricultural crops and forest products. This includes use as raw material for fine chemicals, bulk chemicals, liquid fuels, building materials (composites), paper and card, lubricants, detergents and biodegradable polymers, as well as fabrics and other fibre based products.

The NF-2000 Network (FAIR_1904) continued the activities established by the NF-AIRID Network (AIR-CT94-2299). However, funding of the NF-2000 network by the European Commission ceased at the end of November 1999. Both CPL Scientific and the participants appreciate the support which has enabled this work to be carried out. During the three years the network has run in this form there have been major developments in information technology, especially in relation to the development of the internet, but also in terms of hardware, software and telecommunications infrastructure, in a way that was not anticipated at the start of the project. These developments have had a marked effect on the activities of the network. In February 2000, people were logging on to the site at a rate of about 8000 per month, obtaining information through over 100,000 hits a month. Over 3000 people have registered to receive information through email, a number that grows by five to ten individuals each day.

In recognition of this interest, the website will be kept open for a few months, while other sources of funding are explored. As previously a "snapshot" of the website was produced in March 2000 in the form of a CD-ROM containing the NF-2000 online database. se.

Additional information

Authors: COOMBS J, CPL Scientific Group in collaboration with national representatives of Non-Food Agro-Industrial Research Information Dissemination Network and the European Commission;HALL K (EDITORS), CPL Scientific Group in collaboration with national representatives of Non-Food Agro-Industrial Research Information Dissemination Network and the European Commission
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19317 EN Version 1.2, Issue 3 (2000) CD-ROM
Availability: Available from CPL Scientific Publishing Services Ltd
ISBN: ISBN 1-872691-27-7
Record Number: 200012109 / Last updated on: 2000-07-12
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en