This monograph aims at providing understanding of the many ways to employ special drying methods using high frequency electric currents for wood and wood products. It offers a broad coverage of research and development over many decades from the original concept to industrial applications. The physical process of dielectric heating has advantages of rapid and relatively uniform heat transfer, resulting in high drying rates and avoidance of various drying defects, including any significant casehardening and oxidative discoloration of wood. Heat transfer to and evaporation of moisture from wood is shown in dependence on the dielectric properties of materials. Because wood ...

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At Lonza, we invest in great people. We encourage our employees to challenge themselves and we offer an environment that fosters creativity and success. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, we operate production, R&D, and business sites around the world, including Europe, North America, and Asia. Our vision: We strive to be the leading supplier using science and technology to improve the quality of life. Our mission: We work with passion, using advanced technologies, to transform life science into new possibilities for our customers. Do you want to help us as we shape the future of this great organization? Job Description Summary ...

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I attended the Renewable Natural Resource Foundation Washington Round Table on Public Policy to meet with Dr. David Goldston, director, Washington Office, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), on July 19, 2017 at his office.  Dr. Goldston spoke about how universities can most effectively engage with policymakers about scientific information relevant to complex public policy challenges. He also spoke about strategies for advancing funding and the application of science in the current, difficult political environment.   Federal policy changes and decreased areas of emphasis could affect our SWST organizations.  First, the Office of Science and Technology Policy has hardly any employees ...

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Edited by Douglas D. Stokke, Leslie H. Groom Plant biomass resources are seen as a vast reservoir of potential to be unlocked as sustainable fiber, fuel and chemical feedstock for the 21st century. Vital to the achievement of this promise are fundamental investigations on the nature and industrial application of lignocellulosic materials. This volume brings together a broad array of scientific expertise to focus on the characterization and utilization of cellulosic materials. Researchers from Austria, Germany, Sweden, Japan, New Zealand, Australia and the US explore many facets of the plant cell wall, from its fundamental structure and its manipulation via ...

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Faculty Position – Natural Resource Measurements, Biometrics, and/or Modeling Department of Forestry Mississippi State University Position: Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Forestry, Forest and Wildlife Research Center, Mississippi State University. Essential Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in Forestry or a closely-related field is required. Demonstrated training/experience in field and quantitative forest measurements, biometrics, natural resource assessment, and/or geospatial modeling is also required. Preferred Qualifications: Record of scholarly publication, demonstrated experience in, or potential for, securing extramural funding, and experience in teaching in the above-listed fields at the university level. All but dissertation (ABD) applicants will be considered. Responsibilities: Responsibilities will include participation in ...

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Richard Vlosky, Director and Crosby Land and Resources Endowed Professor of Forest Sector Business Development, Louisiana Forest Products Development Center, LSU AgCenter, was elected President of WoodEMA, the Association of Wood Processing and Furniture Manufacturing based at the University of Croatia in Zagreb.

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The Georgia Forestry Commission is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Georgia Forestry Commission.  The Director is responsible for supervision of 650+ personnel with an annual operating budget of more than $60 million.  In addition, the Director serves as administrative officer and executive secretary of the Commission and represents the Commission in other forestry related organizations. The Georgia Forestry Commission traces its roots back to 1925 when the Georgia legislature created the Forestry Department to coordinate efforts to suppress wildfires.  Since then the Commission has evolved to touch all aspects of Georgia's vast forest resources.  ...

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Essential Job Duties: The Department of Forest Biomaterials at NC State University is seeking applicants for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track Wood Products Extension and academic (teaching and research) faculty position. The preferred candidate will have knowledge/skills/industrial experience in one or more of the following areas related to Wood Products and similar fields: Innovative techniques and methods for recycling wood-based materials Markets for the recycling and/or reuse of wood products Housing and/or wood product construction Renewable/sustainable materials or green building technology New building techniques and designs to facilitate deconstruction The successful applicant will be part of an eight-person sustainability team (three Wood ...

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New Book by Dr. Jim Bowyer Ready for Pre-Sale Orders The Irresponsible Pursuit of Paradise is Ready for Pre-Sale Orders. In a new book The Irresponsible Pursuit of Paradise, author Jim Bowyer delves into the ethically bankrupt position that underlies much of environmental policy of the U.S. and other wealthy countries. He notes that aggressive resistance to local extraction of raw materials in the face of high per capita consumption, and heavy reliance on imported raw materials adds up to what has been aptly described as environmental imperialism. Bowyer observes that “…contrary to common practice today, high consuming nations need to be asking, ‘Why not in my back yard?’” “This is an important ...

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Director of the Georgia Forestry Commission The Georgia Forestry Commission is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Georgia Forestry Commission.  The Director is responsible for supervision of 650+ personnel with an annual operating budget of more than $60 million.  In addition, the Director serves as administrative officer and executive secretary of the Commission and represents the Commission in other forestry related organizations. The Georgia Forestry Commission traces its roots back to 1925 when the Georgia legislature created the Forestry Department to coordinate efforts to suppress wildfires.  Since then the Commission has evolved to touch all ...

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