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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.

Silvopasture as key driver to promote circular economy in Europe

In light of the recent regulations and actions supporting circular economy, it seems clear that the European Union recognizes climate change as...

A new digital app mapping the potential suitability for cork oak in Portugal

The Competence Centre for Cork oak tree and Cork recently developed a digital application to help the Portuguese landowners finding the right...

SustForest Plus comes to an end…but the resin sector’s momentum continues!

The SustForest Plus project on "Multifunctionality, conservation and rural employment in the territory of southern Europe through resin extraction" was born in...

European Natural Resin: new website launched

Throughout the life of the SustForest Plus project, a specific line of work has been developed for European natural resin. As a...

Rural development funding and wildfire prevention

Rural landscapes in Southern Europe have been increasingly exposed to wildfires during the last decades due to climate and land use changes....

Metropolitan area of Barcelona named ‘European Forest City 2022’

EFI met civil and scientific community in Barcelona on Wednesday 23 March to celebrate the European Forest City 2022 award. The award...

#ResponsibleForestry campaign: managing Europe’s most precious resource

For decades European State Forest Management Organizations (EUSTAFOR) have managed their forests responsibly and sustainably, growing forests to produce wood, protect nature,...

Scientific excellence at InnoRenew CoE awarded with European Research Council grant

Dr. Anna Sandak is the first woman in Slovenia to successfully attain a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant. An InnoRenew CoE...

Practical webinar on the EUREKA EU Farmbook Knowledge Platform

The H2020 EUREKA project is heading towards its last steps, focused on the dissemination of the main outcome developed, the EU Farmbook....

Call for papers for Forests Special Issue: the diversity of wood and non-wood forest...

The Forests Special Issue entitled "The Diversity of Wood and Non-Wood Forest Products: Anatomical, Physical and Chemical Properties, and Potential Applications" aims...

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