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.

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...



The environmental impacts of a large-scale transition to timber cities

Researchers from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) carried out a study on the building sector's transition towards bioeconomy in...