Forest products and biorefineries

ForTec has a multidisciplinary approach, linking materials properties to processing, and biological basis of formation to production, combining fundamental with applied research aiming at improving quality or yields, and bridging into innovation. Concepts of forest-to-consumer, chain sustainability and biorefineries are pillars of ForTec strategy, under a societal and economic globalized framework.

The strategic goal is to address the sustainable use of natural resources of forest origin, anticipating threats at supply level and addressing the broad diversity of natural resources, with a smart specialization in wood and non-wood engineered products and composites, as well as fully exploring the energy, chemical and structural content and diversity of resources.

Group Coordinator

Jorge Gominho