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.

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...
video

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...

Mushroom regulation: An opportunity for adding value to our forests

19 November 2018, Solsona, Spain. A new "Science to Practice" event will be held at Solsona (Catalonia) on 19 November 2018. The event is organised...

ThinkForest seminar: climate policy and forest bioeconomy

4 December 2018, Brussels, Belgium. This ThinkForest event aims to provide a better science-policy understanding of the path towards reaching the Paris Agreement and how...

How the cork sector is putting circular economy into practice

The Circular Economy is shown as an alternative to the traditional model of production and consumption, with the added value of being able to...

EVENTS

PUBLICATIONS

New agenda focuses on Mediterranean forest resilience in the face of...

The Mediterranean forest research community has a new mandate for action to strengthen the resilience of Mediterranean forest ecosystems over the next...

NEWS

OPPORTUNITIES