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BarkBuild Publications

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Research articles

Zouari, M., Marrot, L. & DeVallance, D.B. Effect of demineralization and ball milling treatments on the properties of Arundo donax and olive stone-derived biochar. Int. J. Environ. Sci. Technol. 21, 101–114 (2024).

Zouari, M., Marrot, L., DeVallance, D.B. Evaluation of properties and formaldehyde removal efficiency of biocarbon prepared at variable pyrolytic temperatures. Front. Environ. Sci. 2023, 11:1252926.

Pečnik, J.G.; Zouari, M.; Schwarzkopf, M.; DeVallance, D.B. Utilization of Torrefied and Non-Torrefied Short Rotation Willow in Wood–Plastic Composites. Polymers 2023, 15, 3997.

Godina, D.; Makars, R.; Paze, A.; Rizhikovs, J. Analytical Method Cluster Development for Comprehensive Characterisation of Suberinic Acids Derived from Birch Outer Bark. Molecules 2023, 28, 2227.

Jeżo, A.; Kowaluk, G. Carbon Capture and Storage through Upcycling of Suberinic Acid Residues in Wood Composites Finishing. C 2023, 9, 80.

Jeżo, A., Wronka, A., Dębiński, A., Kristak, L., Reh., R., Rizhikovs, J., Kowaluk, G. Influence of Upcycled Post-Treatment Bark Biomass Addition to the Binder on Produced Plywood Properties. Forests 2023, 14, 110.

Gumowska, A., Kowaluk, G. The potential of utilisation of birch bark suberinic acid residues as a component of the adhesive mass for bonding of wood composites. Annals of WULS - SGGW. Forestry and Wood Technology 2022, 119: 104-114.


Jeżo, A., Wronka, A. Post-extraction birch bark residues as a potential binder in particleboards. Annals of WULS - SGGW. Forestry and Wood Technology 2022, 118: 35-47.


Pylypchuk, I., Sipponen, M.H. Organic solvent-free production of colloidally stable spherical lignin nanoparticles at high mass concentrations. Green Chem. 2022, 24, 8705-8715.


Treu, A., Altgen, M., Rizikovs, J. Suberinic acid from birch bark and its suitability in wood protection. IRG54 Scientific Conference on Wood Protection, 19 - 23 May, 2024, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Godina, D. 1) Birch bark suberinic acid potential for solid wood impregnation, 2) Suberinic acid fractionation with liquid chromatography methods. The International Conference for Young Scientists on Biorefinery Technologies and Products BTechPro 2024, April 24-26, 2024, Riga, Latvia (

Jeżo, A. Incorporation of Nano Zinc-Oxide as a Strategy to Improve the Barrier Properties of Biopolymer-Suberinic Acid Residues. ELLS 2023 International Conference, 17-18.11.2023, UNIVERSITÄT HOHENHEIM, Stuttgart, Germany (


Rizikovs, J., Paze, A., Godina, D., Makars, R., Sosins, G., Abolins, A. Birch outer bark extraction residue as a feedstock to replace synthetic polymer constituents. Polymer Connect, October 23-25, 2023, Valencia, Spain

Shulga, G., Neiberte B., Verovkins A., Rizhikovs J., Paze A., Vitolina S., Betkers, T. The Extracted Birch Outer Bark as a Filler For Wood-Plastic Composite. Baltic Polymer Symposium, September 20-22, 2023, Jelgava, Latvia

Kellock, M., Tuominen L., Widsten P., Treu A., Borrega, M. Alkaline bark extract as impregnation solution for wood protection. 19th Annual Meeting of the Northern European Network for Wood Science and Engineering, 11-12 October 2023, Ås, Norway

Zouari, M. Functional biochar-based coating for removal of indoor formaldehyde. 19th Annual Meeting of the Northern European Network for Wood Science and Engineering, 11-12 October 2023, Ås, Norway

Zouari, M. Biochar from under-utilized feedstocks for indoor air remediation. FullReco4Us 2023: International Sustainable Resource Recovery Strategies Toward Zero Waste, 13 September-15 September 13-15, 2023, Istanbul, Turkey

Jeżo, A.; Kowaluk, G. Preliminary Characterization of Functional Features of Biopolymer – Suberinic Acid Residue Blends. ICONST EST 2023 International Conferences on Science and Technology Engineering Science and Technology, August 30 - September 1, 2023 in Budva, MONTENEGRO (

Zouari, M.  From misused feedstocks to valuable air purification materials. Webinar: Green Carbon Webinar series, 13 July, 2023, Online

Schwarzkopf, M., Zouari, M. Using Bark for Healthy Indoor Environments. 66th SWST International Conference, June 25-30, 2023, Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Zouari, M. Valorization of forest residue, a step towards cleaner air. 10th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management, June 21-24, 2023, Chania, Crete, Greece

Godina, D., Feldmanis, A.R., Makars, R., Paze, A., Rizikovs, J. Birch Bark Based Suberinic Acid Sample Fractionation and Characterisation Using Instrumental Methods. 31st European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, 5-8 June 2023, Bologna, Italy​

Zouari, M. Renewable resources and biorefineries. RRB 2023, 31 May-02 June 2023, Riga, Latvia

Jeżo, A., Kowaluk, G. Preliminary investigation of UF resin substitution by bark-residue-based binder. International Conferences on Science and Technology, Life Science and Technology 7-9 September 2022 in Budva, MONTENEGRO (

Wronka, A., Kowaluk, G. An attempt to upcycle pine tree branches for particleboard production. International Conferences on Science and Technology, Life Science and Technology 7-9 September 2022 in Budva, MONTENEGRO (

Zouari, M. Biochar from Arundo Donax For Indoor Air Remediation & Biocarbon with tailored properties for the adsorption of indoor volatile organic compounds. International biochar symposium (Nov 7-8, 2022) as well as the Annual InnoRenew conference.

Sipponen, M. Tree bark as a renewable source of wood protection materials for building
applications (BarkBuild). ForestValue Final Conference, September 28-29,
2022, Madrid, Spain

Sipponen, M. Key lessons to make sustainable materials from lignin. SUCCeSS lunch seminar on Biomass resources (online), May 16, 2022

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