FORESTRY AS A CENTRAL PILLAR IN THE BIOECONOMY
National Forestry Conference organised by the
The Wood Marketing Federation and the Society of Irish Foresters
Johnstown House Hotel, Enfield, Co. Meath
Wednesday, 30 May 2018
The role that the forestry and the forest products sector can play in the bioeconomy was outlined in the national conference on 30th May 2018. Taking its lead from Growing the Irish Forest Bioeconomy, submitted to the Department of the Taoiseach by COFORD earlier in the year, it explored how forestry forest biomass has a triple carbon benefit:
- Carbon is sequestered as forests grow.
- Forest biomass can be used to make products which displace materials with high embedded carbon such as steel, aluminium and concrete, as well as generating energy which displaces fossil fuels.
- At the end of its useful life, forest based biomass products can be recycled….