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Guidance on cascading use of biomass with selected good practice examples on woody biomass

Guidance on cascading use of biomass with selected good practice examples on woody biomass
Published on: 20/11/2018
This guidance is on cascading use of woody biomass. It addresses the circular economy commitment to promote the efficient use of bio-based resources. It's achieved by disseminating best practices on the cascading use of biomass and support for innovation in the bio-economy.

Materials and products made from woody biomass play an essential role in our daily lives. In many EU countries, their production is a cornerstone of the economy.

In the transition to a low-carbon circular economy, woody biomass may also be key if used resource-efficiently and sustainably. Increased valorisation and technological efficiency, as well as better reuse and recycling, can help to achieve this.

The Commission committed to promoting the efficient use of bio-based resources in the EU action plan for the circular economy. This includes non-binding guidance on the cascading use of biomass by sharing good practices.This guidance explains cascading and provides some principles and practices to inspire stakeholders when applying cascading.