RESIMPROVE - Development of production processes and pine resin extraction to improve efficiency, rationalization and expansion of the activity
This project aims, by connecting and integrating GIFF company and UTAD, increase knowledge about the process of resin, from technical issues as the type of stimulant, number of wounds, edaphoclimatic factors, and features intrinsic to the trees importants to resin production, fundamental to the sustainability of resin activity. Thus, it is intended to incorporate new technologies in the sector, by researching innovative solutions, particularly by development of new products and new solutions, identify good resin producers (selection of plus trees) taking the first steps towards a breeding program of maritime pine for resin production. It will also be assessed the influence of resin in the tree growth and wood quality. Promotor: GiFF SA - Gestão Integrada de Fogos Florestais.
Maria Emília Silva