Poplar

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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ProPopulus launches a directory of the poplar industry players available to all

ProPopulus Team Aiming to be a connection hub for poplar industry players in Europe and, at the same time, to make it easier for anyone interested in finding a particular industry player, ProPopulus is launching a new directory that gathers more than 300 entries of European institutions, forestry owners’ associations, companies and organizations belonging to…

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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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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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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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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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