An interview with Marc Palahí, Director EFI: “The bioeconomy is an important concept currently missing in the Green Deal”

Marc Palahi at the European Bioeconomy Summit in Helsinki (2017)

“In my opinion the bioeconomy is an important concept currently missing in the Green Deal, and it should be connected to the circular economy concept (a main pillar of the Green Deal).” Marc Palahí, Director at EFI (European Forest Institute), talks to Il Bioeconomista. In this exclusive interview, he talks about pandemic and Green New Deal, forests and the role of cities and regions in the development of the EU bioeconomy.

Interview by Mario Bonaccorso

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Metsä Fibre takes a step forward in the bioeconomy

Ilkka Hämälä, President and CEO of Metsä Group

Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, made the decision to build the world’s most modern sawmill in Rauma, Finland. The value of the investment is approximately 200 million euros. Construction will begin in the spring of 2020 and the production at the sawmill is set to begin during the third quarter of 2022. The coronavirus outbreak may have an impact on the schedules.

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