Bark contains a variety of chemicals that protect the tree
There are large quantities of available tree bark in Trøndelag, which today is mainly used for incineration. The bark is separated from the trees under wet conditions at sawmills or other wood processing factories. Wet bark must be dried or pressurized before incineration. Bark contains a variety of chemicals that protect the tree from dehydration and fungal, bacterial or virus infections.
The main goal of this project is to identify the chemicals with potential commercial value and investigate the possibility of extracting and isolating them. The project also aims to evaluate and test applications such as glue or foam forming.
Research partners and funding:
RISE PFI will act as innovation partner for regional industry companies. Relevant industry partners can be providers of raw material or end users of the biobased chemicals.
The project is funded by Trøndelag Fylkeskommune