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Workshop on the guidance on cascading use of woody biomass

Workshop on the guidance on cascading use of woody biomass
Published on: 28/03/2018
This workshop showcased existing practices in the resource-efficient and sustainable use of woody biomass. It also identified new opportunities, chances for cooperation and challenges along the value chain.
Event date: 13/04/2018
Location: Conference Centre Albert Borschette (CCAB), Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels
Organiser: European Commission

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: by increased valorisation and technological efficiency as well as better reuse and recycling.

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.

Video web streams

  • Recording 1 - main room: introduction, keynotes, break out session woodworking Industry, break out session industrial symbiosis
  • Recording 2 - break out session pulp and paper industry, break out session engaging consumers
  • Recording 3 - break out session integrated biorefineries