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We define forest biomaterials as any organic materials that are grown in and extracted from forest ecosystems. While “traditional” wood products hold tremendous value as a forest biomaterial, the initiative includes a wide range of possibilities including non-timber forest products.

Michigan Mass Timber Workshop

Mass Timber Workshop Flyer EVENT SPONSORSHIP AGENDA & SPEAKERS   Hosted by MIFBI, Co-Organized with WoodWorks REGISTRATION IS OPEN! July 25th, Eberhard Center Grand Rapids, MI Recent advancements in mass timber technology, coupled the desire for low carbon and renewable materials, has revitalized wood structural design.  The engaging aesthetic of wood coupled with the expected cost advantage…

The Forest Bioeconomy and the Circular Bioeconomy

The forest bioeconomy refers to economic activities that use renewable bio-based resources from forest ecosystems, land or water, for production of services, products or energy. Coupled with a life cycle approach, we can have a foundation for sustainable development.