Wood science focuses on timber and various effects affecting the quality of the physical and anatomical qualities of wood. Wood materials science creates a link between wood and the refined consumer products such as bio-based materials, chemicals and energy derived from it. The properties, performance and versatility of available raw material resources is the basis for our research on which mechanical, chemical and biological conversion is being developed. We have international research collaboration on wood materials with universities, research institutes and forest-based industry.
Wood procurement is the most important object of teaching and research in forest technology. The forest industry organizes the wood procurement of mills, taking into account its production process and the factors of the final product for the customer. Its bottlenecks include delivery volumes, productivity, environmental sustainability, costs, labor, seasonality, transportation infrastructure, ERP systems, energy efficiency and wood purchasing.
Research and education concerning bioenergy systems entails the sustainable production of lignocellulosic biomass, its efficient transportation and logistics until its final utilization for the production of energy. The research lines address, among others, the management of biomass production systems, including its ecological, environmental and economic dimensions, and the development and evolution of bioenergy markets and policy both at national and international level.