Poster by CEI-Bois, CEPI, CEPF, and EUSTAFOR
Excerpt from CEPF (Confederation of European Forest Owners): Europe is one of the most forest-rich regions in the world – we are surrounded by 190 million hectares of forests, which makes it 40 % of Europe’s territory. European forest cover increases regularly, contributing to growth and jobs in rural area, ensuring wood and ecological services provision.
The bioeconomy covers the sustainable supply of renewable resources, services and their conversion, as well as the conversion of waste streams into food, feed, fibres, materials, chemicals and bioenergy. Biorefineries being an essential part of the bioeconomy, are industrial installations that provide products from renewable, natural resources, replacing fossil-based products.