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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…

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Financial support from Spain to EFI and EUFORGEN

The Council of Ministers of the Government of Spain, has authorized the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment to contribute 50,000 euros to the European Forestry Institute (EFI) to conduct research and provide political support on forestry issues and 14,755 euros to EUFORGEN to meet with the financial commitments of Spain to different international organisms of the forestry sector.

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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. 

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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.

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Western vs. Eastern Forest Economists

Almost every year, two great events for forest economists are organized in the United States of America. First one, the conference of Western Forest Economists will be held at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins (CO), while the second – International Society of Forest Resource Economists (ISFRE), will be hosted in New Orleans (LA). This year, forest economists will have a really tough choice, and they have to use their ecnonomic theories and scarce resource (time) to select, which conference they want to attend, as both of them areContinue reading