Bioeconomy

A forest bioeconomy is in the making, but more purposeful action is required

ProPopulus Moving towards a green circular bioeconomy is no longer an option but an obligation to help people and the plant tackle global challenges, stretching from climate change to pandemics. Thus, the so-called Bio Revolution is on the making and is expected to have a direct global annual impact on the economy of 3.5 billion…

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Bioeconomy, a game-changing opportunity

ProPopulus Team No doubt Covid-19 has struck hard on the economy, leaving millions of people jobless around the world. But the pandemic is also a game-changing opportunity, a means to accelerate the transition towards a new, green bioeconomy by transforming existing production methods and by helping skilled workers move to more resilient and eco-friendly industries.…

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The forest bioeconomy, a missing link in Europe’s Green Deal?

ProPopulus Team On May 20th, the same day the European Commission (EC) released its new Biodiversity Strategy and a Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food system, the European Forest Institute hosted their first Think Forest webinar. There, 88% of the 125 participants overwhelmingly agreed that the European Green Deal…

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The benefits of a poplar plantation bioeconomy in Granada

ProPopulus Team The Social Council of the University of Granada, Spain, has recently published a study on how poplar benefits bioeconomy in the province of Granada, in Andalusia, Spain, as part of the project Dialogues with Society. The Council is the University’s branch for social participation and aims at promoting the connection between the University,…

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Poplar and the economy of the future

ProPopulus Team To counteract global warming and the subsequent climate change there is an urgent need to transform our production and consumption models and become more sustainable. In other words, we need to change the prevailing economic model for a circular bio-economy that substitutes fossil based raw materials with renewable organic based ones. Thus, in…

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Agroforestry systems, a way to boost bio-economy

ProPopulus Team In early December Madrid will be hosting the XXV Conference of the Partiesof the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. With regard to the so-called Climate Summit, one should remember that one of the main problems we face when addressing global warming and subsequent climate change is the economic system in which we…

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Professor Joris Van Acker new chairman of ProPopulus

ProPopulus Team On July ProPopulus held its last General Assembly meeting in Paris where Professor Joris Van Acker was appointed new Chairman of the Association, succeeding Mr. Pedro Garnica. Professor Van Acker develops his work at the Laboratory of Wood Technology (Woodlab) of the Ghent University (UGent) in Belgium and will be presiding ProPopulus over…

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A new image for ProPopulus

By Pedro Garnica, Chairman of ProPopulus Ten years ago, ProPopulus was founded to gather growers, promoters and users of poplar with the aim of positioning poplar as a strategic raw material. Today we present a new image for ProPopulus and a new website, following our new vision statement for 2020. We intend to become a…

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