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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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Circular bioeconomy: Untapped business potential for a sustainable future

Our current economic system relies on a linear use of resources – that we can continue extracting more and more raw materials...
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The future of the resin producer profession

The SustForest Plus project has planned three international conferences to encourage the participation of all members of the European resin community in...
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Bioregions bring forests to the heart of the Wood Industry Summit

LIGNA’s Wood Industry Summit will firmly place wood and forests as integral parts of the circular bioeconomy in a high-level, international event....
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Wood construction to accelerate the energy transition in the EU

Recently, the European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism published two major documents on a systematic approach to the energy transition in Europe in...

Bosques Algo Más conference to convene in Pamplona

The Forestry Association of Navarra, Foresna-Zurgaia, will celebrate the IV edition of the Bosques Algo Más conference on October 7 2021.

Young leaders for sustainable forest futures: YLPMED 2020

The European Forest Institute (EFI) Young Leadership Programme (YLP) connects young professionals with global and regional leaders to develop strategic thinking on...
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MEDLENTISK project: Exchanges of good practices about lentisk tree

MEDLENTISK project partners met recently to exchange knowledge in a joint learning event on the lentisk tree. The event took place from...

University of Valladolid and SNGULAR launch Smart Global Ecosystems Business Chair

The University of Valladolid and SNGULAR have initiated an alliance to promote research and training in the area of artificial intelligence and...

Boosting sustainable digitalisation in agriculture, forestry and rural areas by 2040

In June 2021, the European Commission expects to publish the Communication on the Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas. Digitalisation will certainly have a prominent...
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A future built in wood

Forest Europe launched the fourth video in their series on the state of Europe’s forests. This video focuses on how wood is increasingly...



Wild forest products can help propel green growth in Europe

Wild forest products such as cork, natural resins, mushrooms, medicinal plants, nuts and berries have huge potential to contribute to green growth...