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19 July 2013
Michael Green: Why we should build wooden skyscrapers?
By II @ 14:48 :: 2477 Views :: Public News

Michael Green wants to solve architecture’s biggest challenge -- meeting worldwide housing demand without increasing carbon emissions -- by building with carbon-sequestering wood instead of concrete and steel.
Building a skyscraper? Forget about steel and concrete, says architect Michael Green, and build it out of wood.

As he details in his intriguing TED talk, it's not only possible to build safe wooden structures up to 30 stories tall (and, he hopes, higher), it's necessary.

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04 July 2013
Horizon 2020: Negotiators Reach Informal €70 billion Agreement. Total budget lower than expected but higher reimbursement rates
By II @ 10:54 :: 4912 Views :: Public News

After six months of negotiations, the European parliament and Council today reached agreement on Horizon 2020. At €68bn, it is well below the €80bn originally proposed by the European Commission and the €100bn requested by the European Parliament.

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04 July 2013
CEPF and Copa-Cogeca: A joint statement on the Bioeconomy Strategy
By II @ 09:00 :: 2580 Views :: Public News

In response to the European Parliament report on innovating for sustainable growth (" A Bioeconomy for Europe"), The Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF) and the European Farmers and European Agri-Cooperatives (Copa-Cogeca) issued a joint statement on the role of forest in the EU bioeconomy.

The statements is a call for the future Bioeconomy Strategy  which should  acknowledge and strengthen the contribution that forest’s sector can offer in taking further steps towards a low carbon economy.
Full statament here
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03 July 2013
COST FP0904 & FP1006 Conference: Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Wood Behaviour and Processing meets Bringing new functions to wood through surface modification CONFERENCE
By II @ 11:23 :: 2744 Views :: Public News

COST Action FP0904 and FP1006 organizing joint conference on Characterization of modified wood in relation to wood bonding and coating performance, which will be held in Slovenia on 16-18 th of October 2013.  

The aim of this event is to present materials, technologies, and characterization techniques in relation to wood bonding and coating performance of modified wood:
• Modification techniques (new and/or improved)
• Characterization of modified wood surface
• Formation and properties of the bond line/coating system
• Performance of coated modified wood
• Performance of bonded modified wood
• Performance of surface wood – based panels made from/or in combination with modified wood


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