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Multipurpose exploitation of european forest resources: from wood and bark to bioactive compounds

Objective

Knot wood and bark contain highly specific extractives, which provide protection to wood cells and tissues. The potential of knots and barks has not been fully recognized as a source of bioactive compounds. The use of naturally occurring bioactive compounds with minimal adverse side effects is very desirable. The aim of this proposal is to investigate the use knots and barks wastes from the pulp and paper industry in multipurpose applications. Wood extractives from selected European trees will be isolated and analysed. The bioactivity of these compounds will be tested as ant microbial agents and their health promoting and preservative potential will be investigated. Removal of knots and barks from the pulp and paper processing line has several added benefits: reduction of chemical consumption and associated costs, improvement of wastes management and creation of new industrial opportunities in terms of innovation and jobs.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CENTRE TECHNIQUE DE L'INDUSTRIE DES PAPIERS, CARTONS ET CELLULOSES
Address
Domaine Universitaire
38044 Grenoble
France

Participants (4)

AABO AKADEMI UNIVERSITY
Finland
Address
Domkyrkotorget 3
20500 Turku / Abo
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA)
France
Address
147 Rue De L'université
75341 Paris
MCA RESEARCH LABORATORY LTD
Finland
Address
Biocity Tykistoekatu, 6B
20520 Turku / Abo
UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER
United Kingdom
Address
New Cavendish Street 115
W1M 8JS London