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Title: Chapter 6: New Products and Product Categories in the Global Forest Sector

Source: In Hansen , E.; Panwar , R.; Vlosky, R., Eds. CRC Press: Boca Raton, 2013; pp 129-149.

Author(s)Cai, Zhiyong; Rudie, Alan W.; Stark, Nicole M.; Sabo, Ronald C.; Ralph, Sally A.

Publication Year: 2013  View PDF »

Category: Book Chapter
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4706-3B   FPL-4709-3B

Abstract: Forests, covering about 30% of the earth’s land area, are a major component in the global ecosystem, influencing the carbon cycle, climate change, habitat protection, clean water supplies, and sustainable economies (FAO 2011). Globally, the vast cellulosic resource found in forests provides about half of all major industrial raw materials for renewable energy, chemical feedstock, and biocomposites (Winandy et al. 2008). Although forests and forest products have been used since the dawn of time, exciting new opportunities are emerging for sustainably meeting global energy needs and simultaneously creating new high-value biobased products from forests.

Keywords: wood composite; nano cellulose; lignin; wood chemicals

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 1,052 kb(s)

Date posted: 02/03/2014

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RITS Product ID: 67093
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Cai, Zhiyong
Supervisory Research Materials Engineer
Rudie, Alan W.
Supervisory Research Chemist
Sabo, Ronald C.
Research Materials Engineer
Stark, Nicole M.
Research Chemical Engineer

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