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Title: The Promise of Wood-Based Nanotechnology

Source: The Consultant Magazine (Association of Consulting Foresters), 2014, pp. 34-39.

Author(s)Rains, Michael T.; Rudie, Alan W.; Wegner, Theodore H.

Publication Year: 2014  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4709-2B

Abstract: Close-up of cellulose nanofibrils. USDA Forest Service, Forest Products LaboratoryAt first glance, wood-based nanotechnology and accelerated forest restoration may not seem connected. About 400 million acres of forest land across all ownerships in America need restoration. Typically, restoration means removing excess forest biomass. If there are no market outlets for this excess forest biomass it often accumulates until a catastrophic wildfire occurs. Finding new, high-value, market-based outlets for excess forest biomass is vital to accelerate forest restoration. This is where wood-based nanotechnology makes the connection.

Keywords: market-based outlets, nanotechnology, accelerated forest restoration, biomass, wildfire, hazardous fuels, thinning

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 1,265 kb(s)

Date posted: 01/09/2014
RITS Product ID: 66978
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Rudie, Alan W.
Supervisory Research Chemist
Wegner, Theodore H.
Assistant Director
 

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