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dc.contributor.authorLlana, Daniel F.
dc.contributor.authorÍñiguez-González, Guillermo
dc.contributor.authorde Arana-Fernández, Marina
dc.contributor.authorUí Chúláin, Caitríona
dc.contributor.authorHarte, Annette M.
dc.contributor.editorLeVan-Green, S
dc.identifier.citationLlana, Daniel F., Íñiguez-González, Guillermo, de Arana-Fernández, Marina, Uí Chúláin, Caitríona, & Harte, Annette M. (2020). Recovered wood as raw material for structural timber products. Characteristics, situation and study cases: Ireland and Spain. Paper presented at the 2020 International Convention (International Society of Wood Science and Technology), Virtual Conference, Portorož, Slovenia, 12-15 July.en_IE
dc.description.abstractThe circular economy is an efficient system to reuse materials reducing the amount of waste generated. In order to implement it in the timber sector, the InFutUReWood (Innovative Design for the Future Use and Reuse of Wood (Building) Components) is a European project studying the possibilities for reuse and recycling of timber from demolition for structural applications. Nowadays in Ireland and Spain, most of the wood waste is reduced to chips. In Ireland, chips are mainly used for energy production, pallet blocks, and composting, while in Spain are used for energy production and particleboard manufacture. Possible structural applications depend on the amount, dimensions, and condition of recovered timber. Most of the recovered timber in Ireland has medium size cross-sections, while in Spain it is mainly large cross-section. Cross laminated timber (CLT) is a good option for reuse and experimental tests are ongoing in Ireland on CLT manufactured from old timber trusses. However, for large cross-sections, direct reuse for rehabilitation works will be a more efficient use of the material.en_IE
dc.description.sponsorshipProjectInFutUReWood is funded in Spain by the Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades (MICIU). Project reference PCI2019-103544. Diseño innovador para el futuro – uso y reutilización de componentes de edificación de madera. Project InFutUReWood is funded in Ireland by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine under the DAFM research funding program. Project reference 18CENForestValue1. Project InFutUReWood is supported under the umbrella of ERA-NET Cofund Forest Value by Vinnova – Sweden´s Innovation Agency, Formas– Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development, Swedish Energy Agency, the Forestry Commissioners for the UK, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine for Ireland, the Ministry of the Environment for Finland, the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture through the Agency for Renewable Resources for Germany, the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities for Spain, the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport for Slovenia. Forest Value has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 773324. The authors would like to thank Mr. Paul Hogan from Hegarty Demolition (InFutUReWood Irish industrial partner), and demolition and waste management companies from Ireland and Spain for kindly supplying information.en_IE
dc.publisherInternational Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST)en_IE
dc.relation.ispartof2020 Seociety of Wood Science and Technology International Conventionen
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland
dc.subjectCircular economyen_IE
dc.subjectclassification systemen_IE
dc.subjectconstruction and demolition wasteen_IE
dc.subjecttimber recyclingen_IE
dc.subjectreclaimed timberen_IE
dc.subjectwood waste managementen_IE
dc.titleRecovered wood as raw material for structural timber products. Characteristics, situation and study cases: Ireland and Spainen_IE
dc.typeConference Paperen_IE
dc.contributor.funderMinisterio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades, Spainen_IE
dc.contributor.funderDepartment of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Irelanden_IE
dc.contributor.funderHorizon 2020en_IE
dc.local.contactAnnette M. Harte, Civil Engineering, Alice Perry Engineering Building, Nui Galway. 2732 Email:
dcterms.projectinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020::ERA-NET-Cofund/773324/EU/ForestValue - Innovating forest-based bioeconomy/ForestValueen_IE

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