About Suprowood

The main objective of this project was to connect German and Czech research institutions and companies with a focus on renewable raw materials, wood technology, process engineering and bioenergy. Successful networking and new joint research structures were the outcomes of the project. Intense collaboration of German and Czech researchers and junior scientists enabled the achievement of research results. As a basis for further cooperation the partners developed ideas and submitted a joint application for financial support under IraSME program of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy.


Network portrait

The Network consists out of two research institutes and three research partners


Since 1830 Eberswalde has a tradition of forestry and wood science research. In 1992, the University of Applied Sciences in Eberswalde was established.

Faculty of Wood Engineering
Faculty of Wood Engineering
Large expertise in design & development of products made from wood (e.g. furniture, facades), wood biology (e.g. anatomy, pests & fungi tests), wood products, process-engineering (e.g. sawmill-technology, panel production), timber construction (e.g. bridges, restoration) and sustainable building construction (including environmental product declaration).

Professorship Chemistry and Physics of Wood and Chemical Engineering led by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Pfriem

    • Extensive experience in the field of wood chemistry and development of technologically oriented wood processing technologies.
    • Research activities concerning material development, wood-water-relations, sorption and diffusion behaviour.
    • Special field :
      - use of modified wood in musical instruments
      - sound characteristics of modified wood

Mendel University in Brno

Founded in 1864 as an agricultural university, the Mendel University in Brno is the oldest independent specialized university in the Czech Republic.

Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology
Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology
The Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology at Mendel University in Brno (FFWT MENDELU) is one of the major university teaching institutions in the Czech Republic, concentrating on research and academic activities in the areas of

  • arboristics
  • forestry
  • landscaping
  • timber structures and wood building construction
  • wood technology
  • timber management
  • furniture design
  • timber management

on bachelor, master and doctoral levels, and in research and expertise in the respective fields.

Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology

Jan Ficek Dřevovýroba

Jan Ficek Dřevovýroba
Jan Ficek Dřevovýroba (JFD) produces spliced veneer and veneer edges from all known species of trees and provides it to manufacturers of furniture, standard and frame doors, flooring and panels.
JFD is also a manufacturer of individual luxury furnitureand provides solutions according to the custumer's design.

Dipl. Ing. Silvia Kajanová

Dipl. Ing. Silvia Kajanová
Dipl. Ing. Silvia Kajanová is project manager, coach, consultant and trainer. She analyses the potential cooperation on innovative solutions with the Czech furniture industry.


The Global Change Research Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences (GCRI) is a public research institution, European center of excellence investigating the ongoing global change and its impact on the atmosphere, biosphere and human society through the use of the latest techniques and instrumentation. The research focuses primarily on the development of climate and its future scenarios, on the carbon cycle and the effects of changing conditions on the production and biodiversity of ecosystems and on the impacts on the future development and behavior of our society.


This website is a part of the project "SuProWood - Sustainable production and use of natural resources with particular attention to Wood", funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (funding registration number 01DS16001).

Contents of this website reflect the views of the authors only, and the BMBF cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


Lothar Clauder M.Sc.
Working Group Chemistry and Physics of Wood
Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development
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