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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.

Innovative eco-construction with insulation panels of Mediterranean wood and cork

In Europe, the wood used to produce cross laminated timber (CLT) that is currently used for ecological construction generally grows in productive...

idiForest: innovation and emerging technologies for NWFP

The idiForest event, which was planned to be held in May, has been postponed due to the pandemic caused by the COVID-19,...

Job opening: EFIMED is seeking a Research & Project Assistant!

The European Forest Institute's Mediterranean Facility (EFIMED) is seeking a Research & Project Assistant to provide support in research, project management and...

On pandemics and forest fires

The coronavirus crisis, as well as the recurrent forest fire crises we experience every year in many areas of the planet, are...

Circular bioeconomy offers game-changing solutions

The need to react to the COVID-19 crisis is a unique opportunity to transform our economy and put forward the change that...

Integrate Webinar: The European Green Deal

What is in it for forests and forestry in times of COVID and Greta? The seminar is organised by...

Beyond wood: the other hidden assets of Europe’s forests

Alongside wood-based products, forests also produce Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFPs), such as berries, mushrooms, aromatic, medicinal and decorative plant material, nuts, saps...

What “wood” you do challenge: innovating forest bioeconomy

Paper Province, a world-leading business cluster within the forest bioeconomy based in Sweden, recently announced the organisation of an international innovation...

MIKOGEST: innovative management of mycological resources

The MIKOGEST operational group works to manage the mycological resource regulation by means of innovative techniques (ICT tools), ensuring sustainability in the...

Renewing the forest sector: behind Forest Value co-funded projects

The European initiative "Forest Value - Innovating forest-based bioeconomy", which aims to promote the competitiveness of the forestry sector in Europe by...

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New guide on the uses of valuable broadleaves timber in Catalonia

Valuable broadleaves are tree species whose wood may reach superb technical and aesthetic properties. Oak, walnut, cherry, maple or ash are examples...

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