Jan PJ Swart
Director and Senior Researcher
Department of High-Performance Wood Products
Specialist Group: Wood Flavours
MSc Wood Science Stellenbosch University
Wood scientist, 40 years R&D experience.
Expertise: wood materials
Chemical production processes (from tree selection to final products)
Oak alternatives (OA)
Characterisation (chemical compounds)
Classification (into unique homogeneous wood flavour profile groups)
Management of natural variation in chemical compound levels from tree to final products. 11 years wood flavour R&D.
Co-inventor of veneer for OA patent, done Proof-of-Concept.
Developed Wood Flavour Solutions – both management system (platform and App) with business opportunities.
Extensive knowledge of global cooperage and Oak Alternative business and markets.