Bioeconomy

Our most popular posts in 2023

ProPopulus Team For you to enjoy over the holidays, we’re sharing a brief selection of the most popular posts in 2023 published on our blog for poplar and wood industry enthusiasts like you. 1. Why populiculture is a good investment The article highlights the increasing popularity of poplar plantations in Europe, emphasizing their unique business…

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Poplar, a solution for the packaging industry

ProPopulus Team On November 22, 2023, the European Parliament adopted its position on the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) with overwhelming support—426 votes in favor, 125 against, and 74 abstentions. This regulation, having undergone a public consultation process and various amendments, establishes ambitious measures to reduce packaging, limit specific types, and prohibit the use…

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Populus3D: Digital innovation in the forestry industry

ProPopulus Team In an effort to drive innovation in the forestry sector and enhance productivity in poplar cultivation, the University of León (ULE) has established a fruitful collaboration with Garnica, and its Research Group DRACONES. This partnership is part of the European project DIGIS3, which aims to promote the European Hub for Digital Innovation in…

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Why is populiculture a good investment?

ProPopulus Team Poplar plantations have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their many advantages and the potential they represent for sustainable and profitable forestry. With a shorter investment horizon and a higher return on investment, poplar plantations are an attractive option for investors looking for a low-risk investment with a high return potential.…

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Poplar, an exceptional tree

Propopulus Team One of the goals of ProPopulus is to inform society about why poplar is an exceptional tree, and the role played by poplar trees in the building of a new bioeconomy, substituting, when possible, fossil-based products with bio-based products and specifically poplar wood. One of the many tasks we have undertaken is to…

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The Marais Poitevin Regional Nature Park launches an action plan to boost poplar plantations

ProPopulus Team The Marais Poitevin Regional Nature Park (MPRNP), located in the Nouvelle Aquitaine region, western France,  has launched an action programme to promote poplar plantations. It includes planting 20,000 poplars during this winter (2022/2023). Poplars have been present in the Poitevin marshes for nearly two centuries, but they have greatly diminished in the last decades. There were 800,000…

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Poplar: an alternative to cotton?

ProPopulus Team A team of Swedish researchers is proposing poplar as an alternative to cotton. Their research aims at replacing cotton fibre for textiles with fibre for textiles from fast-growing poplars. Today, worldwide there are 34.5 million hectares of arable land fit for food crops currently devoted to cotton cultivation. By substituting cotton fibres with…

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The poplar sector also advances toward the circular economy

ProPopulus Team Moving toward a more circular economy is one of the challenges of the European Union for the next decade. Succeeding in replacing the current linear economic system with a circular one could generate many benefits for society. According to the European Parliament, along with other benefits, we could also reduce pressure on the…

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Wood is key to reaching a sustainable economy

ProPopulus Team Wood is a renewable, sustainable, and inexhaustible resource if forest masses are properly managed, replanting those trees that are harvested and preventing pests and fires. Its utilities are enormous and can be applied to sectors such as the textile industry, construction, shipbuilding, the automotive industry, or the pharmaceutical industry. In the context of…

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Poplar plywood: a good choice for the construction industry

ProPopulus Team In the last ten years, the demand for poplar plywood has increased notably, and the forecast for demand in the coming years is higher than the expected availability. This makes poplar wood plantations and sustainably managed forests a safe bet for the future. Poplars have a fast growth rate, and usually are ready…

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