The Forest Biomaterials Center carries researches to discover the value of lifecare materials and to develop the core technology for practical use of forest biomaterials under a vision to become a research institute that leads to support the industrialization of forest biomaterials, Strategy to perform our mission is carrying out advanced researches on the traditional forest resources, functional lifecare materials and customized turfgrass development. For value addition to the useful bioresources, the Forest Biomaterials Center is going to support the foundation of a stable supply system of materials for industrialization by conducting research on the development of standard cultivation techniques and
productivity improvement. In addition, the center operates a sustainable forest science research test site by means of establishing a forest biomaterial resource conservation site and managing forest insect diseases and pests in the useful biomaterials.
Research on the traditional forest materials, such as Hanji, natural dyeing materials, natural coating materials, and tree sap etc., is ongoing including analysis of physico-chemical properties and evaluation of usefulness for improving value-added and advanced materials.
Restoration of Hanji
Practical use of natural pigments
Through the research on functionality and improvement of forest biomaterials, we do the research on value creation of forest biomaterials which targets to apply them to lifecare materials using customized functional natural materials.
Cell-based functional evaluation pipeline
Forest-based biomaterials validation
Bioactivity and indicator exploration
Bioactive compound improving research
We are focusing on the development of high-quality varieties, the development of standard cultivation techniques, and productivity improvement research on useful forest resources. In addition, we are establishing a stable supply base by distributing material productivity improvement technology to farms.
Container cultivation technology
Smart control irrigation technology
Standard cultivation technology
We are conducting research that contributes to revitalising the turfgrass industry by developing customized functional turfgrass varieties and discovering cultivation techniques. As we spread new functional turfgrass varieties and cultivation management technology, we are researching to supply the turfgrass to become a stable source of income to it is industry field.
Development of customized turfgrass cultivation techniques
Excavation of functional turfgrass
A study on supply of turfgrass varieties
We have managed experimental forests for conservation and utilization of forest biomaterials. In order to maintain healthy experimental forests, we are conducting research on forest insect pests and diseases control methods.
Forest biomaterials consevation
Forest biomaterials utilization
Development on forest insect pests and diseases control methods
Management of forest insect pests and diseases in experimental forest