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RAIZ expertise in consultancy has been used in the following areas:

  • Soil and Climate Characterization as support to the Forestry Project
  • Preparing fertilization plans for partner companies
  • Recovering degraded stands
  • Implementing insect capture campaigns in pest control programs
  • 2nd Rotation forestry
  • Clonal recommendation and allocation, with expected productivity estimates
  • Monitoring of nutritional status of stands
  • Genetic variability estimates based on molecular markers
  • Clonal identity certification (fingerprinting)
  • Quality control in vegetative propagation
  • Support to the Forest Certification
  • Industrial process conditions and performance of equipment for E. globulus wood kraft cooking and bleaching
  • Alternative product quality processes and environmental impact
  • Estimation of paper potential of E. globulus pulp
  • Advanced instruments of environmental management - Life cycle Assessment and Carbon Balance

RAIZ laboratories are equipped for a number of activities:

  • Characterization of raw materials for pulp production (final and intermediary products) - NIR, FTIR, GC-MS, ICP
  • Solid residue characterization in the pulp industry
  • Wood, paper and fiber characterization
  • Chemical analyses
  • Soil and plant material analyses
  • Pilot production, refining and bleaching trials
  • DNA and RNA extraction
  • Molecular analyses with RFLP, RAPD, AFLP, ISSR, SSR and SSCP
 

©RAIZ- Instituto de Investigação da Floresta e Papel

RAIZ - Quinta de S. Francisco, Apartado 15, 3801-501 Eixo
Tel: +351 234 920 130, Fax: +351 234 931 359

For comments or suggestions, contact us at: raiz@portucelsoporcel.com