Wood Technology Institute, Poznan, Poland
METHOD OF ASSESSING USED-WOOD RESOURCES
The identification of a fundamental cognitive gap in terms of the concept of used wood was the main reason for commencing in 2002 a research conducted by the Wood Technology Institute, Poznań, Poland, aimed at developing a method of assessing the supply of used wood, together with its verification, using the case of Poland.
The essence of the method of diagnosing and forecasting supply of used wood is a system of rotation indices for individual wood products and their average life times. The usage in the research of the concept of the life cycle, deriving from economic as well as technical sciences, and its transposition to individual groups of wood products was found to have been completely justified and effective in terms of tools which were used.
Research team: Prof. Ewa Ratajczak, phD. Gabriela Bidzinska, MSc, Aleksandra Szostak, MSc Ing