Hemicellulose is an underutilised resource

This SNS network is finding new ways to use hemicellulose. Text: Mats Hannerz   Wood contains 20-30% hemicellulose, a polymer which is much smaller than the main component used in pulp production, cellulose. Hemicellulose is, to a large extent, a waste product in chemical pulp processes and is washed out…

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Genetic selection will save the ash

This year we are funding a project for creating future healthy ash forests. Text: Mats Hannerz   This project is called Conservation of resistant ash genotypes to maintain full range of ecosystem services, SNS-126. It starts in 2019 and continue for three years. The ash tree is endangered Ash trees in Europe…

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Insights how to fight invasive pathogens

This project will take a broad view of the problems with invasive pathogens. Text: Mats Hannerz   In recent decades, Europe has experienced an exponential increase in problems with introduced, invasive forest pathogens. The Nordic countries have seen the hardwoods elm and ash being decimated by pathogens. Scots pine, a…

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