Innovation in the Value Chain of Wood Products: Data, Equations and Life-Cycle Analysis

  • I. Lizarralde
  • F. Rodríguez
  • F. Bravo
Part of the Managing Forest Ecosystems book series (MAFE, volume 34)


This chapter represents a review of the state of the art of the techniques and methodologies described and used in Lizarralde et al. 2008. Several issues have been reviewed and updated, while the work area and most of data remain equal, as an exercise of methodology review. Assessment of CO2 sequestration on wood products starts to raise importance when measuring the global sequestration in a forest. In this work, a more accurate estimation of CO2 on wood products is proposed, taking into account not only the volume but the useful life of those products. In order to estimate this carbon uptake and sequestration, innovation in forestry reveals new technologies and methodologies such as forest inventory using LiDAR technology or advanced modelling techniques. Besides, a new accountability and legal framework is added to review the state of the art of this particular issue. With this new information and knowing yield data of transformation of these products in final commercial products, the sequestration rate of each product and its useful life, we will be able to calculate the global sequestration of annual cuttings in an important and well-known forest in Spain.


Carbon Stock Wood Product Sequestration Rate Commitment Period Global Accounting 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Lizarralde
    • 1
  • F. Rodríguez
    • 1
  • F. Bravo
    • 2
  1. 1.Fora Forest Technologies, SLLSoriaSpain
  2. 2.ETS de Ingenierías Agrarias - Universidad de Valladolid & iuFOR - Sustainable Forest Management Research InstituteUniversidad de Valladolid - INIAPalenciaSpain

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