LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT-BASED INITIATIVE FOR CARBON FOOT PRINT REDUCTION AND IMPROVED UTILIZATION OF TROPICAL TIMBER PRODUCTS FROM MALAYSIA
This project proposal is the follow up of PD 306/04 Rev.1 (I) entitled “Improving utilization and value-adding of plantation timbers from sustainable sources in Malaysia”. The overall objective of this project is to improve utilization of tropical timber products in carbon sensitive markets. The specific objective is to develop protocols for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Carbon Foot Print (CFP) reduction technologies of tropical timber products.
The outputs of the project are:
● Stakeholders awareness and trained personnel in LCA assessment and technologies with carbon reduction potential;
● Appropriate model for LCA of selected tropical timber products made available; and
● Baseline data and efficient processes for CFP reduction derived and developed.
At the project completion, a set of LCA protocols for selected timber products with stronger market potential will be developed. Useful data on carbon foot print of each product identified are then produced while critical processes hindering efficient CFP rating and quality of the products are also addressed. It is anticipated that an enhanced set of CFP values will then be derived for selected products. This shall lead to improved marketability of the products developed and perhaps their sales value.