Poplar

The European Commission awards the LIFE grant to a project to recover poplars in Vega de Granada, Spain

ProPopulus Team The European Commission in its 2020 call, within its Action for Climate program and the Climate Change Mitigation sub-program, has recently awarded the LIFE grant to the project LIFE Wood for Future “Recovery of Granada-Vega poplar groves to boost biodiversity and long-term carbon capture through structural bioproducts”. The project, presented by the consortium…

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Researchers patent a new method to synthesize paracetamol from poplar

ProPopulus Team As the world moves towards a cleaner green bioeconomy, new research on the uses of poplar bark and leaves, and its potential phytochemicals as value-added co-products are being developed through biorefinery. Recently a team of researchers led by the biochemistry professor John Ralph PhD’82, based in the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC),…

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IPC’s 26th Session will be hold virtually for the first time

ProPopulus Team The International Commission on Poplars and Other Fast-Growing Trees Sustaining People and the Environment (IPC) 26th session will be hold virtually for the first time on 5th to 8th October 2021. The session was originally programmed to be held in Rome in October 2020 but had to be rescheduled due to the outbreak…

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Industrial applications of poplar wood

ProPopulus Team In recent years, the growing demand of wood and wood-based products has stimulated an increasing interest in poplar cultivation due, among other reasons, to its fast-growing cycle and its versatility for industrial uses. Poplar trees are among the fastest growing trees in Europe as they can be harvested after 10 to 20 years,…

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Populiculture, a crop aligned with UN’s SDG 2030

ProPopulus Team In 2015, the United Nations approved the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, that included 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the blueprint for achieving a sustainable future for all. They are interrelated and cover the global challenges that we face every day. Populiculture for land use is completely aligned with these goals, but specially linked…

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The EU’s upcoming new Forest Strategy: a great opportunity for populiculture

ProPopulus Team The first quarter of 2021 will be decisive for the future of European forests. The European Commission is expected to present the New EU Forest Strategy –a non-legislative initiative– by the end of the term. The Forest Strategy is part of the packet of actions included in the EU’s Green Deal, presented in…

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Fôret pro Bos publishes a new document on poplar trees and their impact on environment and climate

ProPopulus Team “Peuplier, Environnement & Climat” (Poplar, Environment and Climate) is the latest publication by Forêt pro Bos. The brochure, which is free to download in French and Dutch, compiles the history of populiculture in France, Wallonia and Flanders, and offers a complete overview on how poplar cultivation has been managed and perceived in these…

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FCBA foresees a good outlook for poplar cultivation in France

ProPopulus Team According to FCBA, L’institut Technologique Forêt Cellulose Bois-Construction Ameublement (the Cellulose Wood- Furniture Construction Technological Institute) there is a positive perspective for poplar plantations ahead. After years of gloom due to low prices, among other reasons, the economic environment is becoming favourable again for poplar plantations in France. The technological institute affirms that…

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Poplar is a fundamental resource for France’s rural life

ProPopulus Team France is Europe’s first poplar producer. Poplar cultivation in France began in the 1760’s, and although the areas planted with poplar have been shrinking for the last 20 years, today, populicuture creates 12.000 direct non-relocatable jobs and an equal number of indirect jobs in French rural areas, strengthening the economic activity at several…

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Poplar, vital for building a bioeconomy in Spain

ProPopulus Team The importance of poplar cultivation in the construction of a bioeconomy in Spain, its potential for  generating rural employment, its environmental advantages and its efficiency in terms of sustainability were some of the matters discussed at the “El Chopo” (Poplar) forest seminar, held on October 7th in Pamplona, ​​Navarra, Spain. The event was…

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