Non-wood forest products in Europe: Seeing the forest around the trees Minna.Korhonen Wed, 09.11.2019 - 05:11

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Bernhard Wolfslehner, Irina Prokofieva, Robert Mavsar (editors)

REDiiSC - RED II sustainability criteria

The general objectives of this contract with EU DG ENER is contribute to the swift, consistent, and cost-effective implementation by the EU Member States of the new REDII sustainability criteria applying to forest biomass (following a risk-based approach) and to agriculture biomass. This work will also assist economic operators in the sourcing of sustainable biomass for energy generation, and auditors and verifiers in their assessment on whether economic operators have effectively complied with the new EU bioenergy sustainability criteria.

Specific objectives

SUFOGIS - GIS and Remote Sensing for Sustainable Forestry and Ecology

SUFOGIS aims to respond to the needs identified by promotion of sustainable forestry and ecology in Russia and China through improved university-enterprise cooperation by enhancing skills and competences of students and professionals. The project also aims to enforce capacity building in the fields of GIS and remote sensing in higher education institutions in partner countries.

SMARTA Wood Demonstrator Minna.Korhonen Mon, 05.27.2019 - 10:33

The demand for wood has been growing in recent years. Wood can serve as a CO2 sink when used as material and as a low carbon heat source when burnt. Research indicates that using wood-based materials would result in lower energy use and Green House Gas emissions compared to other construction materials such as concrete. However, there are barriers for the promotion of wood constructions.

Biomonitor – Monitoring the Bioeconomy Minna.Korhonen Thu, 08.23.2018 - 09:20

BioMonitor addresses the information gap in bioeconomy research by re-structuring its existing data and modelling framework. The ultimate goal of the project is to get a clearer picture of how bioeconomy affects our lives.

LULUCF support - Technical Support for capacity building in Member States to implement Forest Reference Levels and improvements of greenhouse gas inventories

The aim of the project is to provide bilateral technical support to specific Member States in the preparation of the national forest action plans and forest reference levels. Through a capacity building objective, EFI will provide technical support and help two Member States to identify technical solutions and practical approaches that they can use to develop their FRLs, as well as help to strengthen the capacity within the Member States for undertaking the requirements of the new Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) Regulation.

S2BIOM - Delivery of sustainable supply of non-food biomass to support a “resource-efficient” Bioeconomy in Europe

The main aim of this project was to support the sustainable delivery of non-food biomass feedstock at local, regional and pan European level through developing strategies, and roadmaps that will be informed by a “computerized and easy to use” toolset (and respective databases) with updated harmonized datasets at local, regional, national and pan European level for EU27, western Balkans, Turkey and Ukraine.