Author: Rafał Chudy

Footballer by passion, forest analyst by the rest of the time. The idea of this blog idea was born in my head a long time ago but never had time for its realization. As my theoretical and practical knowledge in forestry and forest analytics has been significantly growing since I emigrated from Poland, I have decided to share it with people who are interested in efficient management of all kind of resources related to forestry. I would like to discuss here different tools, solutions and managerial systems in different places around the world. Definitely, this blog is for people who are open-minded and not always politically correct. I will tell things as they are, but also how they should look like in my opinion. My personal intention is to keep texts short and focus more on the discussion. Therefore, prepare your valid and well-reasoned opinions (constructive criticism only) and enjoy being a part of forestry community!
Metsä Group's bioproduct mill in Äänekoski forest industry
News, Science

The True Story: Competition for biomass in Europe will not affect forest industry

In recently published article in Biomass and Bioenergy journal, researchers from Finland and Norway found that policy choices will have strong impacts on the allocation of biomass use between heat and power production, and the production of liquid biofuels in European Economic Area. Moreover, it seems that European forest industry production will not be affected much by the increased competition for biomass with the energy sector. Click to continue…


Must-Attend Event: 2017 Bioeconomy Investment Summit

The second edition of the Bioeconomy Investment Summit will take place on 14-15 December in Helsinki, Finland, organized by the European Commission and the European Forest Institute.  The 2017 Bioeconomy Investment Summit is a follow up of the Bioeconomy Investment Summit organised by the EU in 2015, and builds on the results of the Lodz Bioeconomy Congress and the Bratislava Bioeconomy Conference in 2016. 

bioeconomy Marc Palahi
International Forestry

The bioeconomy should be a new way of thinking – interview with Dr Marc Palahi

Couple days before the scientific seminar “Emerging forest-based solutions and their implications for forest management” organized within EFI 2017 Annual Meeting in Norway, I had a great pleasure to meet with Dr Marc Palahi – the Director of European Forest Institute (EFI). Dr Palahi visited Ås, where he gave a presentation about “The key transformational role of the forest bioeconomy”. The seminar was organized thanks to cooperation of Norwegian University of Life Sciences and Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, and I could not skip theContinue reading


Marcus Wallenberg Prize 2017

Recently in Stockholm, the forest geneticist Prof. Ron Sederoff was awarded the Marcus Wallenberg Prize. Informally known as the “Nobel Prize for Forestry”, this two million Swedish Krona award is presented by the King of Sweden each year. It is the first time for a decade that the prize has gone to a biologist.

European Forest Institute Annual Conference Oslo Norway
International Forestry

European Forest Institute 2017 Annual Conference

On 5th October, there was a special session entitled “Emerging forest-based solutions and their implications for forest management”, which was organized at European Forest Institute 2017 Annual Conference. The whole conference was held next to Holmenkollbakken – a large ski jumping hill located at Holmenkollen in Oslo. In this post, you can read some insights from this inspiring session that brough researchers and wood-industry people together.