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New research about poplar plantations and LCA out now!

D4EU´s Austrian partner Wood K lus gives first insights to the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in value chain establishment. Learn more about the initial methodological approach and preliminary results: D5.2_Integration of LCA in value chain establishment_Methodological Approach_WoodKPlus_final The establishment of D4EU´s poplar plantations for bio‐based materials will provide new...

Plantations are better than their reputation!

Poplar plantations help fighting against biodiversity loss! D4EU´s short rotation poplar plantations allow herbal understorey, edges and gaps which can be an important habitat and/or food source for insects and other smaller animals. All the animals in the picture have been photographed in D4EU´s poplar plantations! Due to the...

Poplars for Eco-fungicidal Packaging Materials

The tasks of the Professorship of Wood Technology and Fibre Materials Technology (HFT) and Institute of Plant and Wood Chemistry (IPWC) of TU Dresden are focused on identification of the potential fungicidal substances in the bark of various poplar hybrids. The primary goal is to find out which substances...

Poplars for better packaging

One of the objectives of Dendromass4Europe (D4EU) is the demonstration of the market introduction and the application of 4 new bio-based Materials (NBBM) linked to the establishment of 4 new bio-based value chains based upon separately adding higher value to the wood and the bark of the poplars. One...

New press release out now!

Since a few days our new press release is published. It gives a brief overview of the project and presents new research results from this year. For example, we were able to delight about positive results in the nature conservation monitoring of our plantations. Daphne – our project partner...

A shelter in the heat

Dendromass4Euope (D4EU) aims to implement a dedicated monitoring and applied-level research to ensure quality and production stability of poplar short rotation coppices (SRC). This includes measurement of the growth performance of trees, which can be affected by species, age, rotation, stand density, site quality and water conditions. For that...

We have got a challenge

Because Short Rotation Coppices (SRC) for legal reasons are only allowed to be planted on agricultural land, they are often the attraction for several animal species. Compared to other agricultural crops, SRC are less domesticated and have a higher ecological value because they are not annually managed, they are...

Putting poplars into peaces

Some impressions of our recent research: In our large greenhouse, we test how the various poplar species react to drought stress and how they grow under different conditions and nutrient supplements. This week, we had our little “harvest”. Every single little poplar had to be measured in detail. Every...

Little beetle with big hunger

Dendromass4Euope (D4EU) aims to establish Short Rotation Coppices (SRC). Associated with that D4EU implements a dedicated monitoring and applied-level research to ensure plantation quality, production stability, optimum poplar variety selection and risk avoidance. Our Slovakian partner Daphne carries out field research for an environmental impact assessment and has already examined...

Agriculture in fast forward mode

Dendromass4Euope (D4EU) aims to establish Short Rotation Coppices (SRC) in South Central Europe. What looks a bit like the beginning of a new forest is actually an agricultural crop. SRC crops can be converted back into annual crops again, because the real estate will hold the legal status “agricultural...

D4EU poplar plantations are growing

Dendromass4Europe (D4EU) aims at establishing sustainable, Short Rotation Coppice (SRC)-based regional cropping systems for agricultural dendromass on marginal land. The SRC feed into bio-based value chains and create additional job opportunities in rural areas. Our Slovakian partner IKEA Industry Malacky is going to plant round about 500 ha polar...

Kia ora D4EU!

D4EU is back from New Zealand! Many thanks to Prof. Dr. Raffaele Spinelli from our Italian Partner CNR Ivalsa for presenting us at the Forest Engineering Conference in Rotorua. Prof. Spinelli is part of the organizing Committee and summed up: “The event has been very successful. Over all, we...

D4EU at 18th Holztechnologisches Kolloquium

A little retrospect to our attendance at the 18th Colloquium of Wood Technology at TU Dresden in April 12-13. Dr. Christoph Leibing from IKEA Industries Malacky presented some news and recent lab results about material use of short rotation coppice for IKEA‘s functional adapted light weight boards. He explained...

Sampling of native poplars has started

Dendromass4Euope (D4EU) aims to establish Short Rotation Coppices (SRC) with different poplar hybrids. Related with that, D4EU implements a dedicated monitoring and environmental impact assessment to avoid any impact on protected species like the European black poplar (Populus nigra) that might be caused by D4EU plantations. One scenario is...