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.

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...

Sharing knowledge from lab to field, from science to practice

The H2020 INCREDIBLE project continues its work to foster the spread and exchange of knowledge related to non-wood forest products (NWFP) in the Mediterranean...

Bioregions Forum 2018

13 November, 2018, Barcelona, Spain. The bioeconomy takes different shapes in different regions through innovative and tailored combination of biomass production and processing capacities, agro-ecological...

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...

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Europe’s wood supply in disruptive times

On 14 March TEAMING UP 4 FORESTS presented a study analysing factors affecting future wood supply in Europe such as climate change, land use...

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