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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Spain: getting to know the most notable poplar varieties for sustainable cultivation

ProPopulus Team In previous posts we have delved in the cultivation of poplars in Italy and France. Now is Spain’s turn. The cultivation of poplars (genus Populus) in Spain has been extensively developed and has experienced significant growth in recent decades. The country has a National Catalog of basic materials for the production of forest…

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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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Populiculture, a profitable venture in Europe

ProPopulus Team Poplar farming is an increasingly attractive investment opportunity in European countries, as demand for wood products continues to grow. With the right resources and investment, poplar farming can be a profitable venture, with potential for long-term returns. Significant ROI One the reasons for populicuture becoming an attractive investment is that it can provide…

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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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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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Marjal Chopo de Granada, a brand born to gather Andalusian poplar producers

Propopulus Team A total of 73 Andalusian landowners, most of them from Granada, signed on 14th May, the founding act of the Granada Chopo Marjal Producers Association. Among the members of the group, almost 60% are small owners (between 1 and 5 hectares) and around 15% have more than 20 hectares. During the event, the…

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