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22 June 2021

Development of bio-based resin products in Europe

The SustForest+ project, in close collaboration with the INCREDIBLE inter-regional innovation network on resin, has made it possible to develop resin tapping and transport processes, calculate the carbon footprint of this product, set up a European origin label, develop traceability and monitor global market trends.



16 June 2021

Exchanges between Resin Tapping Stakeholders in France

The 8th public meeting of the Gemm_Est & ExtraFor_Est projects, related to extractable chemical compounds from trees, was held online on 22 April 2021. This event, which was open to the public, was also an opportunity for a wide range of French stakeholders to discuss the topic of pine resin.



31 March 2021

Global experts call for action to leverage the potential of non-wood forest products for Europe’s green economy

At the time when the stronger development of the bioeconomy will help the European Union accelerate progress towards a circular and low-carbon economy, global experts on non-wood forest products (NWFP) are calling on European and international institutions, governments, policy makers and private sector to recognize and leverage the potential of those products and consider them […]



22 December 2020

French recovery plan: 45,000 hectares of forests to be planted and a boosted research effort

On the 3rd of September, the French Prime Minister presented the “France Relance” plan, a roadmap for the economic, social and ecological refoundation of the country. 100 billion euros are dedicated to this recovery plan, including 1.2 billion for the “agricultural transition, food and forestry” section. 200 million will be allocated to forests over the […]



Green deal, new forestry strategy: forest plantations at the heart of all European policy topics

The Green Deal is the European legislative basis that commits Europe to carbon neutrality in 2050, a sinequanone condition for limiting climate change to a 2°C increase in temperature. As forests are the main terrestrial ecosystem storing CO2, the European Union is actively working to update its strategy to preserve this type of ecosystem, which […]



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 […]