Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research

Department:Forestry and Forest Resources

Box 115
1431 Norway

Contact email: lone.ross.gobakken@nibio.no

Web page: http://www.nibio.no/en     

Brief presentation of the institution: 
The Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO) was established 1 July 2015 and is one of Norway’s largest research institutes. NIBIO is owned by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food and is a merger between the Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research (Bioforsk), the Norwegian Agricultural Economics Research Institute (NILF) and the Norwegian Forestry and Landscape Institute (Skog og landskap).

Main FP1407 related research topics:
wood modification, wood protection, weathering of wood, wood-water relation, biological resistance, coatings, wood quality, service life prediction, LCA

Brief information on available facilities:
Equipment available: 
Artificial weathering – Atlas UVtest, Pilot scale scientific impregnation plant, FT-IR, FT-NIR. HPLC (high pressure liquid chromatography), GC-MS, TGA (thermo gravimetric analysis), ICP (Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry) and STA-GCMS-FTIR (Simultaneous thermal analysis with gas analyses with Gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy), NMR, Bomb calorimetry for energy measuments, Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) Molecular methods; real-time PCR, gene expression Access to CLSM / SEM / TEM /EDX (more) and wood mechanical properties testing facilities Various equipment for surface measurements Standardized tests: EN84, EN113, EM152, ENV807, EN252, ENV 12037 Lap-joint, EN927-3, BS3900-G6 (more)

Willingness to accept/host visiting researchers:
  Senior Researchers

Projects related to FP1407:


Member email ESR/ECI WG1 WG2 WG3 WG4
Gobakken, Lone Ross lone.ross.gobakken@nibio.no ESR        
Zimmer, Katrin katrin.zimmer@nibio.no ESR