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USSE coordinates a project to highlight the "Management and new uses of the Atlantic Mixed Forest".

02 / 10 / 2018

USSE is carrying out the integral coordination work of a project on "Management and new uses of the mixed Atlantic forest" which has the collaboration, as partners, of the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU), the Association of Foresters of Alava, the Association of Foresters of Bizkaia and the Association of Foresters of Gipuzkoa.

This is a project approved by the Department of Economic Development and Competitiveness of the Basque Government, in the call for cooperation aid, by Order of 28 June 2017.

This project promotes the use of the forest resources present in the mixed Atlantic forest masses of the Basque Country through sustainable forest management. To this end, the characterisation, fractionation and valorisation of wood obtained from the sustainable use of the mixed Atlantic forest (multi-species forest) by means of techniques already used with wood obtained from monospecies forest plantations is proposed.

The specific objectives are:

- To demonstrate the technical, economic and environmental feasibility of using the mixed Atlantic forest to obtain products that can be used in processes with great potential for development in various productive sectors.

- To include as raw material the products of the species of the Atlantic mixed forest in chemical and biochemical processes in order to obtain products of high added value for emerging sectors of the bioeconomy.

With the aim of disseminating the results of the project financed by the Basque Government and the European funds EAFRD Applicability of the processes of extraction and fragmentation of lignocellulosic materials from the sustainable forest management of the Atlantic mixed forest of the Basque Country, which will end on 31 December 2018 and whose results are already very advanced, has organized the Conference "Management and New Uses of Mixed Forest" to be held on 18 December 2018 at the School of Engineering of Gipuzkoa, UPV-EHU (Donostia) (Donostia) has been organized on 18 December 2018 in the School of Engineering of Gipuzkoa, UPV-EHU (Donostia).

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