Thursday 5 October

Emerging forest-based solutions and their implications for forest management

 

Programme 

9:00   

Welcoming address 

  Hanne Maren Blåfjelldal, State Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Norway  ( speech)
                                     

Knut Øistad, Chair of the EFI Board

9:30 

Session 1: Setting the scene

 

Moderator : Birger Solberg, Norwegian University of Life Sciences

 

Progress in investing in the European bioeconomy: from the lab to the market
( presentation) Dirk Carrez, Bio-based Industries Consortium

  What future for the forest industry: opportunities and challenges ( presentation)
Riina Antikainen, Finnish Environment Institute
  Potential for innovative forest-based products in Southern Europe ( presentation)
Inazio Martinez de Arano, EFI's Mediterranean Regional Office
 

Questions and Answers

10:50 

Coffee

11:10 

Session 2: Building a biobased future: emerging technologies and forest-based solutions

 

Moderator: Pekka Leskinen, EFI

  From woody biomass to green chemicals ( presentation)
Gudbrand Rødsrud, Borregaard
  Biobased solutions from hardwoods: opportunities and challenges ( presentation)
Johannes Welling, The Thünen Institute
  Building human body parts from wood: innovative use of nanocellulose ( presentation)
Kristin Syverud, Paper and Fibre Research Institute
  Energy from forests: opportunities and challenges ( presentation)
Göran Berndes, Chalmers University of Technology
 

Questions and Answers

12:30 

Lunch

13:45 

Session 3: Building a biobased future with wood construction

 

Moderator: Johan Elvnert, Forest-based Sector Technology Platform FTP

  Engineered timber constructions for climate smart cities ( presentation)
Tom Westwood, Waugh Thistleton Architects Ltd.   
  Taking the world record back: experiences and lessons learnt from building multi-storey wood constructions, “Treet” in Bergen and “Mjøstårnet” in Brumundal ( presentation)
Rune Abrahamsen, MOELVEN LIMTRE AS
  Wooden facades – predicting and simulating service life and aesthetical properties (The WoodBeBetter –project – Increased use of wood in urban areas) ( presentation)
Lone Ross Gobakken, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research
 

Questions and Answers

14:45 

Coffee

15:00 

Panel discussion: Opportunities and challenges for forest management in the 21st century

 

Moderator: Margarida Tome, School of Agriculture (ISA)

 

Opening keynote ( presentation)
Gert-Jan Nabuurs, ALTERRA, Wageningen University

  Panel members
  North Europe: Rasmus Astrup, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research
  Central Europe: Andreas Rigling, Swiss Federal Research Institute
  South Europe: Antoni Trasobares, Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia
 

Atlantic region (forest plantations): Eugene Hendrick, Food and the Marine, Ireland

16:15

Concluding remarks and closing of the seminar

  Elena Paoletti, Chair of EFI SAB, National Research Council of Italy 
 

Sjur Baardsen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences

 

16:45

Transportation to the City Reception

17:30

City Reception

 19:00

Return to Holmenkollen