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EFI -2 weeks ago

The European Green Deal: What is in it for forests and forestry in times of Covid and Greta?

The European Green deals sets out to transform the EU into a fair and prosperous society, with a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy where there are no net emissions of greenhouse gases in 2050 and where economic growth is decoupled from resource use. It also aims to protect, conserve and enhance the EU's natural capital. Regarding forests and forestry, this may have a broad spectr...

EEPN -2 weeks ago

Forests under pressure: why bioeconomy threatens our ecosystem

The era of fossil fuels is coming to an end, leaving humanity having to increasingly draw on renewable resources. In a bio-based future, forests are expected to supply a significant share of raw materials despite being already exhausted by global demand for timber, for fuel and for paper. If wood is now, in addition, going to be […]...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Metsa and Fortum lead R&D program for fibre technologies

Fortum and Metsä Group joined forces with Business Finland to create a world-class R&D program with pulp fibre from renewable and sustainable sources as its node. The 4-year joint R&D program, called ExpandFibre, aims to develop ground-breaking technologies and smart business concepts that are required to convert straw and wood pulp fibre into novel bioproducts, such as textile fibres. So...

Elsevier -4 weeks ago

Research trends: Bioeconomy politics and governance

Publication date: September 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 118Author(s): Michael Böcher, Annette Elisabeth Töller, Daniela Perbandt, Katrin Beer, Thomas Vogelpohl...

CIFOR -1 month ago

UK’s Prince Charles, CIFOR’s Nasi see forests as green infrastructure for new economy

Bioeconomy would properly value forests, stimulating investment in sustainable growth...

EFI -2 months ago

STM intro Jakub Černý 2020

Jakub Černý, Forestry and Game Management Research Institute, Czech Republic will be visiting the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), Norway 11 January - 5 February 2021 (time tbc). His topic is remote sensing as a tool for leaf area index estimation. EFI's short term mobility grant (STM) for early stage researchers and professionals from or visiting EFI Associate and Affilia...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Skin care made from tree bark

A new bark-based skin care cream has been developed as part of Scion’s bark bio-refinery research program. This is the first in a long line of possible products from bark, including water repellent coatings for raincoats and touch screens. Source: Timberbiz Around 2.4 million tonnes of bark is produced by harvesting New Zealand forests every year. The availability and recovery of bark is set to ...

timberbiz -2 months ago

New Forests ANZFF no longer a closed-end fund

International forestry investment manager New Forests announced the extension of its flagship forestry fund, the Australia New Zealand Forest Fund (ANZFF). Originally launched in 2010 as a 10-year, closed-end fund, ANZFF was converted into an extended long-term vehicle by agreement of the institutional investors in the fund. The extension includes a series of 12-year renewals, commencing 1 July 20...

timberbiz -2 months ago

World BioEconomy Forum goes online

This year’s third World BioEconomy Forum (WCBEF) will be broadcast live from Ruka, Finland on 10 September 2020. Due the current global pandemic the Advisory Board has decided to take a cautious approach and will provide delegates with a high-quality, interactive virtual event. Source: Timberbiz The event will deliver the usual high-level content, while at the same time as providing a unique ...

Forest Sweden -3 months ago

Forest bioeconomy future catalogue

This future catalogue shows you the newest products and services of forest bioeconomy. We add new products and services in the catalogue according to any new information we receive. You can search products and services from the catalogue by using free search. / Finnish Forest Association...

CEPI -3 months ago

Enhancing the EU forest policy framework through a stronger EU forest strategy post 2020

Cepi position on the new EU Forest Strategy post-2020                                                            European forests and the forest-based sector provide multiple solutions that contribute to Europe’s part in keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees by strengthening its role in the circular bioeconomy. The Confederation of Euro...

Springer -4 months ago

Variation in forest landowners’ management preferences reduces timber supply from Finnish forests

Abstract Key message Forest owners who maximize profitability with a low discount rate or whose management goals are related to conservation and recreation, rarely sell timber. These owners make it difficult to achieve the high harvesting targets of the growing ...

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