Spain and the others Mediterranean countries have a huge forestry potential. In Spain exist more than 18 million of hectares of scrub. A forgotten resource that the Life+ Project EnerbioScrub has studied for revalue destining to bioenergy.
The shortcomings of wildfire spread modeling systems and the widespread use of their outcomes in fire management decisions render the evaluation of fire simulation results crucial for model calibration and improvement. This study proposes an exploratory evaluation framework of fire growth simulations using satellite active fire data.
The extent of fires, their periodicity and their impact on terrestrial communities is always a concern. Wildfires play an important role in shaping landscapes and as a source of CO2 and particulate matter. Modeling the spatial variability of wildfire extent is an important subject in order to understand and to predict future trends on their effect in landscape changes.
During the 2017 Timberland Investment Conference, I interviewed Mr. Bob Izlar, the Director of University of Georgia (UGA) Harley Langdale, Jr. Center for Forest Business. Mr. Izlar tell us more about Forest Business Program at UGA, its main idea, potential opportunities after graduation, and in general about the demise of many world class forestry schools since mid-1970s.
Forest engineering in Spain has a long tradition and active presence in the engineering field. It is also one of the first educational institutions that shaped the Spanish technological panorama in the mid nineteenth century. The actual situation of the forest systems in Spain is the result of 166 years of observation, research, education and the application of specific techniques and principles that forest engineers acquired with the successive study plans that were implanted in educational institutions.
In 2015 pellet production capacity in Spain, distributed among 79 plants, was 1,250,000 tonnes, but production did not exceed 475,000, the 38%. It is one of the data obtained from the ENplus day: five years committed to the quality of the wood pellet, celebrated this morning by Avebiom in the Madrid headquarters of Aenor.