Market Trends
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!
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Market Trends
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.
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Market Trends
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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Industrial automation & software
22 January 2021

BOOSTONBOIS, the multiservice platform for pros: online soon!

Having stirred a lot of interest at Eurobois 2020 edition, when it was still under development, the Boostonbois multiservice platform is gearing up to launch by summer, 2021. Its ambition is a strong one: to enable timber and woodworking professionals, craft firms, SMBs to save time, become more efficient, and thus be more profitable thanks to an innovative, collaborative, multifunction tool. The platform’s founder Pierre Rougier tells us about it.
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Timber material
01 December 2020

La Canopée contest for pleasant innovation surprises!

In late 2019, Forinvest and the ESB (France’s higher school of timber engineering) launched a national innovation contest called La Canopée in the timber and woodworking sector. La Canopée’s original competition format is built on regional phases where competing researchers, start-ups, and SMBs showcase their ideas. For the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, the contest stopped off at Eurobois on 5th February, 2020, and that’s where we met François Vulser, the man behind this initiative.
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