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Bioeconomy is the production of renewable biological resources and the conversion of these resources (including waste streams) into value added products. Its sectors and industries have strong innovation potential due to their use of a wide range of sciences, enabling and industrial technologies, along with local and tacit knowledge.1 The forest bioeconomy focuses on innovations in the circular use of forest products and resources. In the Mediterranean, forest bioeconomy has a strong focus on business models for Non-Wood Forest Products, recreational uses of forests, and social inclusion.

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Energy and material substitution of wood products for climate change mitigation

The article "Climate mitigation by energy and material substitution of wood products has an expiry date" was recently published in the Journal...

PEFC launches “Caring for Forests” campaign

The care of forests and the work of people dedicated to sustainable forest management are highlighted in this PEFC Spain campaign. There...
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Suropèdia: new website set to solve questions on cork

The Catalan Cork Institute Foundation presents “La Suropèdia” (“corkpedia”), an informative website with international ambition that aims to be a living, free...

Woodrise 2022 conference on contemporary sustainable construction

Woodrise 2022 will bring distinguished international experts in multistory timber construction to the Slovenian coast, presenting architectural and engineering achievements from the...
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How the fashion industry is turning to forests for the fibres of the future

Fashion is an economically important but highly contaminating industry. The industry emits 5% of global greenhouse gasses, produces 20% of wastewater and...
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JRC report examines ‘wicked problem’ of bioenergy from woody biomass

Bioenergy as a ‘wicked problem’ Forests are often seen as a promising solution for the two major environmental crises...

Join the INCREDIBLE H2020 Final Conference!

The H2020 INCREDIBLE Final Conference: Building partnerships for innovation in Mediterranean NWFP value-chains will explore and celebrate the outcomes of the project...

Online workshop on innovative bio-based resin derivatives

The European Forest Institute and Cesefor Foundation are organising, under the H2020 INCREDIBLE project, the Interregional Workshop on innovative bio-based resin derivatives....
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Global award recognises Basque Green Public Procurement Programme

The Basque Government's Green Public Procurement Programme has been recognized by the American organization Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) with one of...
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InnoRenew Conference on Healthy and Sustainable Renovation with Renewable Materials

The InnoRenew CoE International Conference 2021, “Healthy and Sustainable Renovation with Renewable Materials”, will provide a forum to explore renewable materials and their...

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Woodworking Industries present joint position on EU Forest Strategy

CEI-Bois, the European Confederation of the Woodworking Industries, and EOS, the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry have issued on the 16...

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