ICSU is currently holding its 30th General Assembly in Rome, Italy, in which
IUFRO is represented by Deputy Executive Director Michael Kleine.
Two press releases were issued at the conclusion of yesterday's session of
the 30th General Assembly:
- Research solutions for sustainability in a rapidly changing world:
- New Global science initiative on Urban Health:
You are welcome to forward these press releases to your contacts.
forwarded on behalf of Michael Kleine by Brigitte Burger, IUFRO
IUFRO D5 Conference 2012 - 3rd Announcement
Call for proposals | abstracts
Dear Colleagues and friends,
Next year, from July 8 to 13 2012, the IUFRO Division 5 Conference FORESTS
& FOREST PRODUCTS will take place in Lisbon, Portugal.
The proposed sessions are already online and OPEN FOR MORE PROPOSALS (
<http://www.iufro2012.org/nm_quemsomos.php?id=38> find more).
TOPICS ( <http://www.iufro2012.org/nm_quemsomos.php?id=61> find more)
Contributions are invited that relate to the following topics:
Wood Quality | Physiomechanical Properties of Wood | Wood-based materials
and their Applications | Wood Processing | Wood Protection | Composites
and Reconstituted Products | Pulp & Paper | Properties and Utilization of
Plantation Woods | Energy and Chemicals from Forest Biomass | Forest
Products Marketing | Non-wood Forest Products | Forest Products Education
| Wood Culture | The Role of Wood in a Sustainable Society | Cork: the
ultimate sustainable forestry practice
Instructions and submissions, please click here
Technical Sessions proposals - October 31st 2011.
Submission of abstracts November 14th 2011
IUFRO, along with the Technical University of Lisbon/ ISA invites you to
take an active part in this important event through submitting more
proposals / abstracts that surely will enrich the ambitious program. The
2012 D5 Conference hopes to address some of the major issues concerning
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PRODUCTS now and into the future with keynote talks and technical sessions.
It would be greatly appreciated, if you can forward this information to your
colleagues, friends, students, or anyone who may be interested in the
Looking forward to receiving your contributions.
Pekka Saranpää (Finland)
Jamie Barbour (USA)
Helena Pereira (Portugal)
Local Organising Committee Chair
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IUFRO 2012, All D5 CONFERENCE <http://www.iufro2012.org/>
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The International Research Group on Wood Protection (www.irg-wp.com)
in cooperation with IUFRO 5.03 will have ts 43rd Annual Meeting in
Kuala Lumpur, 6-10 May 2010. For details of this announcement, please
follow the link below. You can also access the conference website
Please be informed that the conference is posted in our IUFRO Calendar of
Meetings, http://www.iufro.org/events/calendar/, it is therefore in the
activities pages of your Unit,
It is in our RSS feed, http://www.iufro.org/events/rss/, and will be in
GFIS, the Global Forest Information Service, http://www.gfis.net/.
The conference will also be announced in one of the next issues of our
electronic newsletter IUFRO News.
Please help to circulate this conference announcement to your
colleagues. I like to urge especially officers of 5.03.xx WP's (as
well as from other areas in D5) to consider planning for this
conference (paper/poster offers) that brings together the world's
recognised wood protection scientists under one roof to deliberate on
new finding in this research area. This scientific conference is held
annually arond the world since 1969 and will be held in Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia, for the first time.
Andrew H.H. Wong, D.Phil
Coordinator, IUFRO D5 (Forest Products), www.iufro.org
Mobile: +6017 3992509
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas)
Faculty of Resource Science & Technology
94300 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak
2011 INBAR Bamboo Industrial Tour
18-24 November 2011, Zhejiang, China
The objective of the annual bamboo study tours is to share the experience of
Chinese bamboo development and to promote bamboo development in other
The bamboo study tours have attracted many attentions; hence we will
organize the 2011 Bamboo Industrial Tour to China 18-24 November for 7 days
to visit Zhejiang province(5 days classroom training are planned but it will
be arranged if there are enough people interested in it). The cost in China
is 1200$/person covering accommodation, food, transportation and entrance
tickets in China between 18-24 November. Participants should cover their
international flights and the domestic flights to and from Hangzhou as well
as travel insurance and visa fee.
Here, you can read the <http://world-bamboo.blogspot.com/> reports of 2005,
2007, 2008 and 2009 bamboo tours and see some
<http://s261.photobucket.com/albums/ii63/bamboo-photo/> photos of the tours.
The itinerary will be available soon and below is the draft for the
visiting. All participants should arrive in Hangzhou airport on 18 November
and depart from Hangzhou airport on 24 November.
In Zhejiang we will visit some leading bamboo flooring manufacturers like
DASSO (who produced bamboo fire-proof ceiling in Madrid international
airport, which won 2006 Sterlinz prize. DASSO is producing bamboo veneer for
70,000 BMW cars' interior decoration and 40m long bamboo wind turbine blade
manufacturer), producer of strand woven bamboo lumber and floor),
Shengbang(bamboo concrete form and firber board), Xieqiang(bamboo curtain
and mat); Kangxing bamboo shoot processing company, Shenshi Bio-product
company(bamboo extract like flavonoid, bamboo beer), Wenzhao, the biggest
bamboo charcoal company(charcoal and vinegar) and the only
<http://www.8185075.com/china/news_views.asp?newsid=289> China Bamboo
Charcoal Museum in the world, some primitive processing workshops(bamboo
strips) on community level, Huachun bamboo furniture company, Jitai bamboo
processing machine company and Anji bamboo product market(hundreds bamboo
products including bamboo clothes). We will also visit the biggest bamboo
botanic garden in the world, <http://www.cnbamboo.cn/YQJG.asp> Anji Bamboo
Garden, which has more than 300 bamboo species plus two giant pandas, and
Chinese Bamboo Museum in this garden; High-yield bamboo plantation, bamboo
film production base (
Tiger, Hidden Dragon,
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Banquet_(2006_film)> Banquet) and
eco-tourism sites, ornamental bamboo nursery. We will visit some bamboo
research institutions like Zhejiang Agro-Forestry University (visiting
bamboo products showroom, bamboo charcoal, bamboo tissue culture lab). We
try to dialogues with local politicians and experts on bamboo sector
policies and technology, which encourage the enterprisers to invest in other
bamboo production countries like Africa and Asia and America etc. We may
help participants find suitable bamboo processing machine manufacturers
(strand woven bamboo, bamboo floor, charcoal briquette and so on).
18 Nov. arrive in Hangzhou
19 Nov. Hangzhou city-Suichang county of Zhejiang province
20 Nov. Suichang county-Lin'an county
21 Nov. Lin'an county-Anji county
22-23 Nov. in Anji county
24 Nov. departure from Hangzhou
25-30 Nov. classroom training
Day 1 bamboo cultivation and stand management
Day 2 bamboo treatment and floor
Day 3 bamboo veneer
Day 4 strand woven bamboo production and its use
Day 5 bamboo charcoal
Day 6 departure from Hangzhou airport of Zhejiang province
Please download the registration form and payment form here
2011 tour form and payment.doc .
For more information, please contact:
Ms Li Xin and Dr. Fu Jinhe, INBAR
E-mail: <mailto:email@example.com> xli(a)inbar.int and <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
More details of the Previous tours
In cooperation with the International Center for Research on Agro-Forestry
(ICRAF), INBAR organized <http://oldsite.inbar.int/news.asp?vpid=15> 2005
Bamboo Study Tour in Zhejiang province of China from 10th-16th May, 2005. 20
participants form 7 countries (Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, U.S.A,
Vietnam and Thailand) joined the study tour and witnessed the achievements
of Chinese bamboo development over the last 30 years.
At the request of UNIDO, INBAR organized a
<http://world-bamboo.blogspot.com/> 2007 bamboo study tour from 15-24 April
in Zhejiang and Sichuang provinces of China. There were 18 participants from
Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Australia, Malaysia, India and Netherlands,
including Mr. Ahmed Nassir, the State Minister of Ethiopian Ministry of
Agriculture, the Director General of Ethiopia Federal Micro and Small
Enterprises Development Agency, the Permanent Secretary of Kenya, Ministry
of Environment and Natural Resource, the Director of Kenya Forest Research
Institute and Dr. Coosje Hoogendoorn, Director General of INBAR.
>From 3-7 Nov, 2007, INBAR organized a bamboo tour in Zhejiang province for 4
ministers of INBAR member countries, CFC official and diplomats.
INBAR's <http://world-bamboo.blogspot.com/> 2008 Bamboo Tour had 14
participants from Australia, Ethiopia, Laos, Mexico, Kenya, Uganda, and the
USA. The director of Kenya Forest Service joined the tour.
22 participants from 11 countries (Brazil, Britain, Canada, Ethiopia, Ghana,
India, Italy, Kenya, Malaysia, the Philippines and the U.S.A.) joined the
<http://www.inbar.int/show.asp?BoardID=98&NewsID=529> 2009 Bamboo Tour.
The bamboo tour from 19-29 May 2010 attracted 27 participants from 12
countries, among which there was a Thai group consisting 11 members, and the
remainder from Indonesia, the Philippines, Mexico, Colombia, Jamaica,
Belize, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, France, Mauritius. The 10-day trip
covered 6 cities/counties - Shanghai, An'ji County, Lin'an County, Suichang
County, Hangzhou city in Zhejiang Province, Chengdu in Sichuan Province.
In 2011, INBAR's Bamboo Tour ran from 19 to 30 June. 26 people from 10
countries participated in this tour, including Ethiopia, Malaysia, Brazil,
German, South Africa, USA, Cameron, Britain, Vietnam, China, from different
organizations and companies related to bamboo. The tour group visited
Hangzhou, Suichang, Lin'an, Anji, Qingshen, Chengdu and finally Xi'an and
exchanged different bamboo experiences with local companies and families,
from cultivation to various bamboo products production.
circulated on behalf of Jinhe FU, INBAR, by Brigitte Burger, IUFRO
LAST CALL FOR PAPERS (Extended deadline : September, 10th 2011)
The WOODCHEM 2011 ( <http://www.woodchem.fr/> www.woodchem.fr) Congress is
an international scientific conference which provides an excellent
opportunity for discussion and exchange of knowledge between scientists,
engineers, industrials and other specialists having an interest in topics
related to Chemical and Biochemical valorization of wood and the
WOODCHEM 2011 will take place in Strasbourg, France on December 1st and 2nd,
2011. The congress is organized by both the University of Strasbourg and the
French Fibers Innovative Cluster.
WOODCHEM 2011 will cover a wide range of topics related to wood valorization
and wood-based products and will provide an opportunity for scientists,
engineers, technology developers, practitioners, policy makers and
government officials to showcase leading-edge technology for future
sustainable large scaled wood-based industries. Our organization and
technical committees are dedicated to the organization of a rewarding
congress for all participants.
It is our pleasure to invite authors to contribute with oral communications
and posters related to the topics covered by the congress and to participate
in WOODCHEM 2011.
Topics of the congress
The Woodchem® 2011 conference will focus on the biochemical and chemical
valorization of wood and its by products.
We expect technical science contributions on the following topics :
· clean extraction processes
· biorefinery towards green materials and processes
· market applications
The program is as follows:
December, 1st 2011
Session 1 Wood biomass and biorefinery
Session 2 Biochemical modification processes for the biomass
Session 3 Chemical modification processes for the biomass
December, 2nd 2011
The 2nd day is dedicated to market applications:
Session 4 Chemical industries (Building blocks)
Session 5 Healthcare and Hygiene
Session 6 Transportation / automotive
Session 7 Building and housing
- Jack SADDLER (Canada)
- Michael O DONOHUE (France)
- Roger ROWELL (USA)
- Serge TRETJAK (France)
Call for papers
We invite authors to contribute with original papers related to the topics
covered by Woodchem® 2011 for presentation at the congress. The submitted
abstracts and full papers will be subject to peer review. Papers accepted
for oral presentation will be given 20 minutes presentation time.
Authors should carefully read the instructions on the internet site here
Deadlines for abstracts extended to September, 10th 2011
Acceptance communicated no later than September, 30 th 2011
Abstracts must be submitted to the following address:
Once the abstract is accepted the selected authors can submit a full paper
for publication in the Cellulose Chemistry and Technology Journal, with
which an agreement has been made for the edition of a selection of papers in
Specific guidelines are available on the website here
The deadline for the full paper will be published on the website.
Please do not hesitate to get back to us should you need any further
WOODCHEM® Secretariat :
Pôle de Compétitivité Fibres (« the French Fibers Innovative Cluster »)
27 rue Philippe Séguin
circulated on behalf of Dave Cown by Brigitte Burger, IUFRO Headquarters
Sunday 14 8 2011
In this issue
Welcome, Paul Weatherly
World Bamboo Day 2011 - just a month away! Call for Papers,
9th World Bamboo Congress: Belgium
Welcome, Paul Weatherly
Please join me in welcoming Paul Weatherly to the World Bamboo Organization
Honorary Council [ <http://worldbamboo.net/about/board-of-directors/>
http://worldbamboo.net/about/board-of-directors/]. These past months have
brought some very helpful conversation and collaboration, thanks to Paul's
input. Paul is the CEO of Gorilla Bond, [ <http://www.gorillabond.com/>
http://www.gorillabond.com] and is a well-known environmentalist and has
worked as a natural resources and agriculture sector consultant in 35
countries for USAID, World Bank, Ford Foundation, Asian Development Bank,
Global Environment Facility, World Resources Institute, ICUN, Sierra Club,
IIE, and PACT. He holds a degree from Massachusetts Institute of
Technology in electrical engineering, as well as a PhD from Yale University
Gorilla Bond is a company involved in sustainable and socially responsible
bamboo solutions for Africa.
As Executive Director, I look forward to Paul's assistance on global
environmental issues involving bamboo and having yet another intelligent
friend on the Honorary Council to help move our mission forward.
Send Paul an email and get to know one another!
World Bamboo Day 2011 - just a month away! [
September 18 is World Bamboo Day, as declared in 2009 by the government of
Thailand during the 8th World Bamboo Congress held in Bangkok. Modelled
after Earth Day (see its history [
http://www.earthday.org/earth-day-history-movement]), World Bamboo Day is an
opportunity to promote bamboo in all its glories and take action to see that
bamboo garners attention as an agent to help the environment, promote
community development, and promote the development of sustainable bamboo
plantations for modern applications in a world of diminishing forests and
How will you celebrate this day of bamboo?
Please visit our website and see planned events for this year, and let us
hear from you about your own event! [ <http://www.worldbambooday.org/>
Call for Papers, 9th WBC
As you may know, from April 10-13, 2012 the University of Antwerp will host
the 9th World Bamboo Congress. All information can be found on our website:
[ <http://www.worldbamboocongress.org/> http://www.worldbamboocongress.org]
More information on background, organising and scientific committees is at :
In Antwerp the focus will be on science, for a very specific reason: The
potential of bamboo in forestry and ecosystems or as raw material remains
high, but sound scientific methods and data are needed to back up strategies
We hereby invite you to submit your research paper : the deadline for
submission is November 1, 2011. All necessary information is provided at
We look forward to many interesting and valuable contributions.
Walter Liese and Johan Gielis, on behalf of the scientific committee.
Geert Potters and Frances Schutte, on behalf of the organizing committee
WBC Belgium Secretariat
Ms. Frances Schutte is the WBC Belgium Secretariat.
If you have queries, please contact Frances via her email address:
9th World Bamboo Congress : Belgium, 10 - 13 April 2012
Please see full details on the Congress website: [
At the last WBC, held in Bangkok, 2009, many of the WBO members were present
and took part in the event as speakers, session chairs, committee members or
happy attendees. I personally invite each and every one of you to please
consider joining us in Antwerp next April for this very important event.
Each of you has something very useful and something wonderfully interesting
to share with the many participants who will be coming from around the
world. Please consider submitting a paper, volunteering on a committee, or
simply coming to Belgium to learn about the newest in bamboo science and
technologies. Please let me hear from you, and if you can't be with us in
Belgium, send us news of your work in bamboo and we'll share it on our
My best regards and continued thanks,
Executive Director, World Bamboo Organization
mobile <tel:508-685-0342> 508-685-0342
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forwarded on behalf of WBO by Brigitte Burger, IUFRO Headquarters