International Green Week: Fraunhofer WKI shows wooden crash-barrier for road construction

Press note /

The Fraunhofer WKI will show four-meter-long sections of a wooden crash-barrier for road construction at the International Green Week, which takes place in Berlin from January 20 to 29. The sustainable crash-barrier is intended to be compatible with existing systems, just as durable and financially competitive. It is currently being developed in a research project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) through the project management agency Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e. V. (FNR).

You will find the wooden crash-barrier at the booth of the Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e. V. (FNR): Hall 27, Booth 302.


More information on the project “Sustainable crash-barrier system made from highly stress-resistant wood-composite elements”:

Project description


More information about the booth at the International Green Week 2023 (in German):

Press release of the Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e. V. (FNR)

The background of the Fraunhofer WKI

Sustainability through the utilization of renewable raw materials has formed the focus at the Fraunhofer WKI for 75 years. The institute, with locations in Braunschweig, Hanover, and Wolfsburg, specializes in process engineering, natural-fiber composites, binders and coatings, wood and emission protection, quality assurance of wood products, material and product testing, recycling procedures and the utilization of organic building materials and wood in construction. Virtually all the procedures and materials resulting from the research activities are applied industrially. 

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