In 2019, up to 10 million solid cubic meters of damaged wood were incurred in Austria. This corresponds to almost half of the total harvest and brings with it a lot of challenges. One example of this is the Austrian Federal Forests, which this year suffered damage of 42.1 million euros due to reduced earnings and additional costs from beetle prevention and timber harvesting. In the future, too, an increase in second-quality wood is to be expected, which will risk remaining in the forest and thus become a challenge for forestry. Climate change is making its contribution, but also the conversion of the forest to more hardwood – which produces more second-quality wood than softwood – is leading to an increase.
This webinar gives you the opportunity to discuss with experts from Austria and Finland about bioeconomy as a possible driver towards sustainable forestry. From the bathtub produced of wood chips to diesel fuel from damaged wood: All of this can be found within the European bioeconomy!
For further information please contact: Gottfried Mayer, firstname.lastname@example.org