Wood, forest biomass and woody by-products are a major source of income for European forest owners and the forestry industry. By improving existing value chains and by building new ones adapted to current and future demands, forest resources can be optimally used.
In a highly wooded region such as Umbria, Italy, actively managing forests and woody biomass can prevent forest fires, make forests more accessible, and increase their capacity to capture carbon. Forest biomass can also offer additional income when processed for bioenergy. Italian Operational Group AGREEGREEN is developing tools and models to optimise the wood supply chain, helping agricultural and forestry companies find the best ways to harvest and sell their raw biomass.