Wood heat treatment; wood based panels; biomass energy; adhesives.


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Scientific Articles (ISI)

da Silva W.M., Zanuncio A.J.V., Carvalho A.G., de Castro V.R., Carneiro A.C.O., Ara├║jo S.O. (2023)

Drying of eucalyptus logs from plantations with different spacing between trees

BioResources, 18(1): 1177-1184. . URL:

de Lima N.N., de Castro V.R., Lopes N.F., Nunes ├Ź.L., Andrade F.A., Zanuncio A.J.V., Carneiro A.O. C., Araujo S.O. (2023)

Tannin extracts as a preservative for pine thermo-mechanically densified wood

BioResources, 18(1): 641-652. DOI: URL:

Lima L.V.L., de Castro V.R., Surdi P.G., Zanuncio A.J.V., Zanuncio J.C., Carneiro A.C.O., Gominho J., Ara├║jo S.O. (2023)

Properties of Pinus sp. pellets prepared after in-line pre-compaction with torrefaction

BioResources, 18(2):3440-3451. URL:

Bianche J.J., Carneiro A.D.C.O., Vitala B.R., Andrade B.G.D., Gomes R.M., Ara├║jo S.D.O., Souza E.C.D. (2022)

Improving the understanding of wood bonding: behavior of different adhesives on the surface of eucalyptus and pine wood

International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, 112: 102987. . DOI:

de Castro V.R., Surdi P.G., Fernandes S.A., Berger M.S., Zanuncio A.J.V., Zanuncio J.C., Araujo S.O. (2022)

Chemical composition of heartwood and sapwood of Tectona grandis characterized by CG/MS-PY

Scientific Reports, 12: 18441.. DOI:

Zanuncio A.J.V., Costa E.A., Carvalh, A. G., de Castro, V.R., Carneiro A.C.O., Ara├║jo S.O. (2022)

Artificial intelligence and colorimetry as a combined non-destructive method to predict properties of heat-treated wood.

Cellulose Chemistry and Technology, 56 (9-10): 941-948. DOI:

Ara├║jo S.O., Peres R.S., Barata J., Lidon F.C., Ramalho J.C. (2021)

Characterising the agriculture 4.0 landscape – emerging trends, challenges and opportunities

Agronomy, 11(4): 667. DOI:

Godinho D., Ara├║jo S.O., Quilh├│ T., Diamantino T., Gominho J. (2021)

Thermally modified wood exposed to different weathering conditions: a review

Forests, 12(10): 1400. DOI:

Surdi P.G., Siqueira H.F., De Castro V.R., Zan├║ncio A.J., Zanuncio J.C., Berger M.S., Martins F.D.R., Carneiro A.C.O., Gominho J., Ara├║jo S.O. (2021)

Quality of Pinus sp. pellets with kraft lignin and starch addition

Scientific Reports, 11: 4899. DOI:

Louren├žo A., Ara├║jo S., Gominho J., Evtuguin D. (2020)

Cellulose structural changes during mild torrefaction of eucalyptus wood

Polymers, 12(12): 2831. DOI:

Louren├žo A., Ara├║jo S., Gominho J., Pereira H., Evtuguin D. (2020)

Structural changes in lignin of thermally treated eucalyptus wood

Journal of Wood Chemistry and Technology, 40(4): 258-268. DOI:

Portilho G.R., de Castro V.R., Carneiro A.D.O., Zanuncio J.C., Zanuncio A.J.V., Surdi P.G., Gominho J., Ara├║jo S. (2020)

Potential of briquette produced with torrefied agroforestry biomass to generate energy

Forests, 11(12): 1272. DOI:

Leitão S.T., Ferreira E., Bicho M.C., Alves M.L., Pintado D., Santos D., Mendes-Moreira P., Araújo S.S., Costa J.M., Vaz Patto M.C. (2019)

Maize open-pollinated populations physiological improvement: validating xtools for drought response participatory selection

Sustainability, 11(21): 6081.

Ara├║jo S.D., Neiva D.M., Carneiro A.D., Esteves B., Pereira H. (2018)

Potential of mild torrefaction for upgrading the wood energy value of different eucalyptus species

Forests, 9(9): 535. DOI:

Neiva D.M., Ara├║jo S., Gominho J., Carneiro A.C., Pereira H. (2018)

Potential of Eucalyptus globulus industrial bark as a biorefinery feedstock: chemical and fuel characterization

Industrial Crops and Product, 123: 262-270. DOI:

Neiva D.M., Ara├║jo S., Gominho J., Carneiro A.C., Pereira H. (2018)

An integrated characterization of Picea abies industrial bark regarding chemical composition, thermal properties and polar extracts activity

PLoS ONE, 13(11): e0208270. DOI: https://10.1371/journal.pone.0208270

Ara├║jo S.O., Neiva D.M., Gominho J., Esteves B., Pereira H. (2017)

Chemical effects of a mild torrefaction on the wood of eight Eucalyptus species

Holzforschung, 71(4): 291ÔÇô298.

Silva C.M.S., Vital B.R., Carneiro A.C.O., Oliveira A.C., Araújo S.O., Magalhães M.A. (2017)

Energy properties of wood particles torrefied at different temperatures

Revista Árvore, 41(4): e410404.

Andrade P.I., Ara├║jo S., Neiva D.M., Vital B.R., Carneiro A.D.O., Gominho J., Pereira H. (2016)

Strength properties and dimensional stability of particleboards with different proportions of thermally treated recycled pine particles

Holzforschung, 70(5): 467ÔÇô474. DOI:

Ara├║jo S., Boas M.A.V., Neiva D.M., Carneiro A.C., Vital B., Breguez M., Pereira H. (2016)

Effect of a mild torrefaction for production of eucalypt wood briquettes under different compression pressures

Biomass and Bioenergy, 90: 181-186.

Ara├║jo S., Vital B., Oliveira B., Carneiro A.C.O, Louren├žo A., Pereira H. (2016)

Physical and mechanical properties of heat treated wood from Aspidosperma populifolium, Dipteryx odorata and Mimosa scabrella

Maderas-Ciencia y Tecnologia, 18(1):143-156.

Neiva D., Fernandes L., Ara├║jo S., Louren├žo A., Gominho J., Sim├Áes R., Pereira H. (2015)

Chemical composition and kraft pulping potential of 12 eucalypt species

Industrial Crops and Products, 66: 89-95.

Pereira-Leal J.B., Abreu I.A., Alaba├ža C.S., Almeida M.H., Almeida P., Almeida T., Amorim M.I., Ara├║jo S., Azevedo H., Badia A., Batista D., Bohn A., Capote T., Carrasquinho I., Chaves I., Coelho A.C., Costa M.M.R., Costa R., Cravador A., Egas C., Faro C., Fortes A.M., Fortunato A.S., Gaspar M.J., Gon├žalves S., Gra├ža J., Horta M., In├ício V., Leit├úo J.M., Lino-Neto T., Marum L., Matos J., Mendon├ža D., Miguel A., Miguel C.M., Morais-Cec├şlio L., Neves I., N├│brega F., Oliveira M.M., Oliveira R., Pais M.S., Paiva J.A.P., Paulo O.S., Pinheiro M., Raimundo J.A.P., Ramalho J.C., Ribeiro A.I., Ribeiro T., Rocheta M., Rodrigues A.I., Rodrigues J., Saibo N.J.M., Santo T.E., Santos A.M., S├í-Pereira P., Sebastiana M., Sim├Áes F., Sobral R.S., Tavares R., Teixeira R., Varela C., Veloso M.M., Ricardo C.P.P. (2014)

A comprehensive assessment of the transcriptome of Cork oak (Quercus suber) through EST sequencing

BMC Genomics, 15: 371. DOI:

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Valoriza├ž├úo de res├şduos da ind├║stria de MDF para produ├ž├úo de pellets torrificados

Duration: 2022-2023

CEF Budget: 49.922,05 ÔéČ


Explorar a biomassa de Acacias: Uma forma de reduzir o risco de incêndios

Duration: 2020-2023

CEF Budget: 298.000 ÔéČ


Innovative Eco-Construction System Based on Interlocking Modular Insulation Wood & Cork-Based Panels

Duration: 2020-2023

CEF Budget: 170.897,87 ÔéČ