Bioeconomy

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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The “Thanks to Poplar” initiative has been launched in Spain

ProPopulus Team As of 1st May, the “Thanks to Poplar” (Gracias al Chopo, in Spanish) agreement promoted by the Spanish Association of Plywood Manufacturers (AEFCON) came into force in Spain. This agreement transfers to Spain the French initiative “Merci le Peuplier”, launched in 2014 to reverse the reduction in the number of poplar trees in…

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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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All you wanted to know about poplar wood, but didn’t

ProPopulus Team Poplar trees are among the fastest growing trees in Europe as they can be harvested after 10 to 20 years, also during their growth cycle poplars capture carbon, thus helping in the task of tackling climate change. In addition, poplar wood from sustainably managed plantations and forests is a suitable substitute of less…

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Five upcoming wood and timber related events will take place in October in Europe and the UK

ProPopulus team October will we a month full of events related to wood and timber. The first one, the Timber Expo, will be held from Tuesday 05 to Thursday 07 in Birmingham, UK. The Timber Expo will feature the latest products, innovations, and developments across the timber sector in the international market. It covers a…

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The HUMAP project, led by Garnica, ends successfully

ProPopulus Team The Spanish company Garnica, a founding member of ProPopulus, has led a research project co-financed by the CDTI (Center for Industrial Technological Development) and the European Union (ERDF Funds), which will benefit the entire industry. This project aimed to find a solution that would allow wood to be humidified or dried after the…

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Poplar based technical wood for structural uses

ProPopulus team Within the framework of the activities of the COMPOP Timber Project, the IDIE Group (Research and Development in Building Engineering) and the Departments of Architectural Constructions, Applied Physics and Mechanical Structures of ETS Building Engineering of the University of Granada have successfully developed different prototypes of two meter long glued laminated poplar-based beams…

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Peupliers de France launches a new website

ProPopulus Team After nine months of hard work, and with the support of France Bois Forêt and CODIFAB, the French Poplar National Council (Consel National du Peuplier, CNP) recently announced the launching of a new version of Peupliers de France website, including a brand-new Poplar Directory. Currently this Directory mainly includes Merci le Peuplier members,…

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The tall wooden buildings boom reaches Spain

ProPopulus Team The boom in tall wooden buildings has reached Spain with two cities, Barcelona (Catalunya) and Pamplona (Navarra), heading the race. In Barcelona, the cooperative Sostre Cívic has already completed the eight stories wooden structure for the Cirerers building, in the neighbourhood of Les Roquettes, ​​which makes it the highest building in Spain raised…

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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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