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.

Forestry in the Midst of Global Changes

Forestry as we know it is changing. In their new book, editors Christine Farcy, Inazio Martinez de Arano, and Eduardo Rojas-Briales address...

New Date! First Forum on Biomass in Catalonia

2 April 2019 in Solsona, Spain. The Director of the Strategic Committee to promote the use of...

Interregional Workshop ‘Resin resource modelling in a context of climate change’

21 - 22 January 2018, Madrid, Spain. The Spanish Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA) organises...

Forests special issue on non-timber forest products

This Special Issue of Forests is focused on Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs), their production systems, management, value chains and their importance for...

Cork in Science and Applications Forum

22-23 May 2019, Girona, Spain. The second Cork in Science and Applications (CSA) forum, organized by the Catalan Institute of Cork (ICSURO), will be held...
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How wine corks are made – and why scientists are raising the alarm.

Original text via EuroNews. For 400 years, cork has been the go-to material for sealing wine bottles. It's elastic...

Transition and transformation for change in a complex century

Leaders today face an increasingly complex global reality. Accelerated changes at social, economic and technological level, alongside unprecedented global environmental challenges, such as climate...

Global ERA-NET teams drive innovation in the forest-based economy

The ForestValue consortium is proud to present the results of the Joint Call 2017. During the call steering committee meeting held in October at...

Science to practice focus on regulated areas for mushroom picking

The Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia-CTFC hosted 19th November a Science-to-practice INCREDIBLE event focused on the legal framework and opportunities...

Regional collaboration is the key to Europe’s bioeconomy

Europe’s rural regions face a triple threat: how to adapt to climate change, protect biodiversity, and still provide for human needs—in rural, as well...

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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...

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