November 29, 2023Read more
Dr. Rene Herrera Diaz, InnoRenew CoE researcher, successfully obtained funding from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) call for the implementation of the project Multi-functionalisation of wood with bio-based approach MULTI-WOOD.
In the MULTI-WOOD project, Dr. Herrera will develop innovative strategies to improve four key properties of wood, namely hygroscopicity, resistance to fire, UV and biotic factors. The project will use alternative sources of chemicals produced during the bioconversion of lignocellulose and/or in the pulp and paper industry. The results will reduce the toxicity of the modification processes, increase the lifetime, extend maintenance cycles and reduce the negative impact on the environment.
The MSCA call is intended to support researchers in different fields at all stages of their careers. In addition, activities support collaboration between industry and academia and encourage researchers to undertake training, which has an impact on their employability and career development.
Read more about the project.