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Forest-based bioeconomy pathways with emerging lignocellulosic products: A modeling approach

XV World Forestry Congress, 2-6 May 2022









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    Circular (bio) economy of Brazilian planted-forest based industry: a successful case towards a sustainable, inclusive and innovative green path
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    The Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá) is the association responsible for institutionally representing the planted tree production chain with its main stakeholders. Ibá represents 50 companies and 9 state entities for products originating from planted trees, most notably wood panels, laminate flooring, pulp, paper, charcoal steel industry and biomass, as well as independent producers and financial investors. The sector holds 9 million hectares of planted trees besides 5.9 million hectares for conservation adding 7% of Brazil’s industrial Gross Domestic Product.
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