Eight regions and European countries want to enhance the role of the agricultural and forestry sector in the bioeconomy

This morning was held the first meeting of the project Bio4ECO, in the CTFC, a European project on sustainable regional bioenergy policies and the growth potential of the bioeconomy.

 The priority of the project is to reduce the current dependence of solid fuels and promote the use of natural raw materials as an energy source or as a base for the creation of new products and processes.

Solsona, 5 July 2016. The project, led from Catalonia by the DARP and the CTFC, aims to improve processes and regional and national policies to address the transition to a low carbon economy increasing the use of renewable energy (especially forestry and agricultural biomass) and energy efficiency of buildings.

The project was in line with the development and implementation of the Catalan strategy to promote the energy use of forest and agricultural biomass promoted by the government, an essential piece in the context of the bio-economy and the reduction of carbon emissions .

Catalonia has great potential in forest biomass, and wants to reach the goal of multiplying by 2.5 the consumption of biomass for energy.

During today and tomorrow, representatives of the governments of Slovenia, Bulgaria, Italy, Romania, Karelia, Latvia, and the municipalities of France will present their regional objectives and will know the implications of the primary sector in the bioeconomy strategy in the Mediterranean context.

The meeting will be complemented with visits to different local uses of biomass in Berguedà and in the industrial area of Barcelona.