Dr. Ralph Lehnen, Wood Chemistry
Institute of Wood Research
Phone: +49 40 73962 526
Fax: +49 40 73962 599
How can the valuable raw material wood be used more efficiently? We do research to optimally utilize wood in all its applications: from construction to natural chemical raw materials.
Raw material and production processes affect properties of wood-based products and their impact on man and environment. Consequently, the technologies, products and possible alternatives should be further developed and evaluated scientifically. This comprehensive expertise is essential for objective evaluation and scientific consultation of policy makers, industry and society. Additionally, this expertise is a requirement for innovations to comply with the bioeconomy strategy and for our work on the development of environment-friendly products and processes.