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23 September 2020

Gemm_Est project: rebirth of interest fin resin from plantation forests

Credit photo INRAe
Since 2010, there has been a resurgence of softwood tapping in Spain, Portugal and southwestern France. Through this operation, oleoresin rich in molecules of the terpene and polyphenolic families as well as resin acid is secreted to heal the scar. It contains in particular turpentine, alpha and beta-pinenes and rosin. These compounds are […]



10 September 2020

Tapping Experiment – SustForest+

80 years later, research on the factors influencing resin productivity continues in Aquitany
Collection of resin from pine on dry heathland, one day since tapping
In France, pine resin production reached its peak in the 1930s and about 100,000 litres of resin per year were produced in the Landes forest at that time. From this period, there […]



15 April 2020

European Bioregions Facility

Representatives from some of the most highly innovative regions of Europe (Basque Country, North Karelia and North Rhine-Westphalia) gathered together under the umbrella of the European Forest Institute (EFI) and launched the new European Bioregions Facility in Bilbao on the 9th and 10th of March 2020. The aim of this new facility is to work […]



14 April 2020

Harvesting planted forests

Innovation in tree to tree technology
Watch a logging animation from Scion (New Zealand) of how a robot can swing from tree to tree and might carry out forestry tasks in the future without damaging soils.

Author: Jean-Michel Carnus (New-Zealand Institute of Forestry)



“Bioeconomy, Forests and Territories” Chair

Supported by Alliance Forêts Bois, APESA, Biolandes, DRT, Bordeaux Euratlantique, Groupama Forêts Assurances and the Jacques and Françoise Lescouzères Foundation, the BioForTer Chair aims to offer concrete solutions to the forest-based sector by developing an inclusive and responsible forest bioeconomy.
The forest-wood sector in Nouvelle-Aquitaine (France), leader of the forest economy, has to cope with climate […]



Better Eucalypt project

The Better Eucalypt project is an education, research and knowledge transfer project aiming towards the promotion of good management practices in eucalypt plantations among industrial and non-industrial owners, and hosted by CELPA.
Under the scope of the project, 40 knowledge dissemination sessions were organized for forest owners and forest managers that involved 1200 participants. Several types […]



Launching of a MOOC PerForm project

The aim of PerForm is to better understand regional disparities of national bioeconomy policies and perceptions of a forest-based bioeconomy. The main outcomes of this cooperation network are an online information platform and an open access e-learning course that aims to inform forest stakeholders, policy makers, students and the interested public about the forest-based bioeconomy […]



25 July 2008

VINGT-DEUX PROJETS DE CENTRALES BIOMASSE EN France

En France, le ministère de l’Écologie vient de retenir vingt-deux projets de centrales biomasse. Certaines entreprises s’intéressent de près au massif forestier français, qui représente 30 % du territoire métropolitain, et qui pourrait se révéler être une manne énergétique naturelle et renouvelable. Parmi les vingt-deux projets de centrales biomasse – c’est-à-dire dont le combustible est […]



20 January 2008

Devenir actionnaire d’une plantation de feuillus précieux : une alternative écologique durable?

A l’heure du réchauffement climatique et du marché du carbone, les entreprises cherchent à intégrer de plus en plus, dans leur activité, des notions de développement durable et de protection de l’environnement. Le concept d’entreprise écologiste franchit une étape avec l’apparition de sociétés forestières proposant des investissements dits écologiques, suivant la logique de l’écoinversion : […]