Bioeconomy

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.

Seminar elevates key opportunities for circular forest bioeconomy in Southern Europe

The circular forest bioeconomy in Southern Europe took centre stage at a seminar hosted by CTFC, in collaboration with EFI, and with the involvement...

SwitchMed Connect 2018

13 - 15 November 2018, Barcelona, Spain. Leading start-ups and entrepreneurs, industry agents, initiatives, change agents, policy and financial institutions working on applications of productive,...

European Commission promotes new bioeconomy action plan

Through a new bioeconomy strategy unveiled this October, the European Commission aims to address modern global challenges such as climate change by elevating sustainable...

Non-Timber Forest Products: Forests special issue

An ongoing call for contributions for a Special Issue of Forests to focus on Non-Timber Forest Products. Themes will include production systems, management, value chains...

Eurocastanea, the new European network for the defense and support of the chestnut sector...

A new European association, “Eurocastanea,” was created at the European Chestnut Meeting (EUROCASTA) held in mid-September, in Plasencia (Extremadura, Spain). With the purpose of...

Spanish pine nut sector searches for solutions to the serious situation caused by invasive...

Forest owners expressed concern about a recent invasive pest, the Western conifer seed bug (Leptoglossus occidentalis), at the new EIP-AGRI Operational Group PINEA conference....

ForestValue ERA-NET 2017 call for forest sector innovation in final stages

The ForestValue ERA-NET Cofund action builds on the success of three previous forest-based ERA-NETs: WoodWisdom-Net, SUMFOREST and FORESTERRA, and brings together funding and program...

Knowledge exchange between pine nut experts

Three professors and researchers from the Northeast Forestry University in Harbin, China visited the Mediterranean stone pinecone collection of the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture...

2018 Biocities Forum: Forests Transforming Urban Living

14 November 2018, Barcelona, Spain. How can forests help us build sustainable cities? Secure your spot at the 2018 Biocities Forum in Barcelona, a side event...

International Congress on medicinal plants and bio-agriculture

8 - 10 November 2018, Hammamet, Tunisia. An International Congress on "Natural Products: From Plants to Medicaments and Bio-agriculture" ICNP 2018 will take place this...

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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...

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