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.

Beyond wood: the other hidden assets of Europe’s forests

Alongside wood-based products, forests also produce Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFPs), such as berries, mushrooms, aromatic, medicinal and decorative plant material, nuts, saps...

What “wood” you do challenge: innovating forest bioeconomy

Paper Province, a world-leading business cluster within the forest bioeconomy based in Sweden, recently announced the organisation of an international innovation...

MIKOGEST: innovative management of mycological resources

The MIKOGEST operational group works to manage the mycological resource regulation by means of innovative techniques (ICT tools), ensuring sustainability in the...

Renewing the forest sector: behind Forest Value co-funded projects

The European initiative "Forest Value - Innovating forest-based bioeconomy", which aims to promote the competitiveness of the forestry sector in Europe by...

Resin Innovation Challenge winners announced!

In early 2020, the SustForest Plus project launched the "Resin Innovation Challenge", an initiative that aims to bring together some of the...

Creating healthy home offices

If we spend most of our time indoors, it is vital to bring nature and well-being to our closed spaces. This is...

Seeing the wood in the forests: First issue of the EFI Knowledge to Action...

We need to accelerate the transition from the existing global fossil and wasteful economy towards a renewable economy: a circular bioeconomy. If...

EUROMAGH 2020: Bio-based materials to boost bioeconomy

In the face of climate change and environmental challenges, in the last decade we have seen a lot of attention to a...

International Online Course: Social Innovation in Rural Areas

The European project SIMRA (Social Innovation in Marginalized Rural Areas) is organising a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) on social innovation in...
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Webinar on communication and engagement for the bioeconomy

The first in a series of four thematic webinars focused on “Shaping the Innovation Ecosystem for the Bioeconomy” will be held this...

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New guide on the uses of valuable broadleaves timber in Catalonia

Valuable broadleaves are tree species whose wood may reach superb technical and aesthetic properties. Oak, walnut, cherry, maple or ash are examples...

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