Sustainable surface treatment of wood products for cost effective construction – step 1

The project aims to contribute to Sweden’s vision of being a world leader in the transition to a bio-based economy by 2030. The UN climate panel has estimated the Earth’s temperature increase to be 3-8 °C by the year 2100 unless we drastically reduce our climate impact. Increased construction in wood is one way to reduce emissions, as every cubic meter of wood used reduces CO2 emissions by 1.1 tons, compared to other traditional none renewable building materials. Furthermore, every cubic meter of wood can bind 0.9 tons of CO2. In total, every cubic meter of wood used prevents about 2.0 tons of CO2 from reaching the atmosphere. Our proposed research will address the theme of the call and contribute to a biobased economy by enabling increased global demand for biobased   construction materials via novel functionality. These wood products will also adhere to the Government’s proposal for mandatory sorting of construction and demolition waste.

Participants

Holmen AB, Optimera Svenska AB, Nouryon- Pulp and Performance Chemicals AB and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB.

Budget & time plan

The project’s budget is 1,1 MSEK and the project runs during six months – from April 2020 to January 2021.