30 March 2021
Liberating energy to adapt forests to climate change!
On 22nd December last, when the forestry-timber constituent of the French government’s economic restart plan was launched, the sector’s stakeholders handed the Minister of Agriculture and Food their roadmap for adapting forestry to climate change. They also signed a commitment with the government whose objective is to combat woodland degeneration and preserve ecosystems threatened by climate change. We take a close look at the sector’s new roadmap.
30 March 2021
« France must export added value! »
French timber, like many other industries, has felt the impact of the pandemic on its functioning, but it broadly comes out smiling with an announced growth of 8% in 2020, boosted by export opportunities that many businesses have seized upon. French Timber chairwoman Florence Perrucaud reveals her vision of the market and gives one major piece of advice: convert timber in France, then export it.
01 March 2021
Agilcare: a business where sustainable construction means business
At the nexus of the circular economy, low tech, off-site construction, and carbon reduction, Agilcare has developed an entirely modular timber construction system that is revolutionizing how we think about a building’s lifecycle. Reversibility, upgradability, small environmental footprint: with Agilcare, the sustainable construction notion takes on its full meaning. We talk to Aline Marechaux, CEO of this young, innovative business that is redrawing the lines!
23 February 2021
ESB (Higher College of Timber Engineering) chairman Jacques Bouillot: “Training, the cornerstone of the sector's issues!”
Jacques Bouillot, Dry Assembly and Low Carbon Solutions manager at Eiffage Construction, has just been elected to the chair of “Ecole Superieure du Bois" – France's Higher College of
Timber Engineering in Nantes. By way of admittedly weak signals, this timber expert, with his strong eco-responsibility commitment, gives his vision of the sector, its issues, its challenges, and the part played by training therein.
27 January 2021
Biomass: untainted energy from sawmills
In the timber sector, notably in sawmills, biomass is an obvious avenue for generating more income and optimizing the production process. A movement underpinned by the economic restart plan and undoubtedly a boon to French boiler manufacturer COMPTE.R.
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