September 15, 2020

Developing sustainable fibre from wood-based cellulose with zero harmful chemicals and zero waste

Together with the growth of the world population, a cellulose gap appears due to the growing demand of fibre and the decreasing availability of cotton. It means that about one third of textile fibres used in 2030 would need to be cellulosic. Cotton can be replaced with man-made cellulose fibres or real cellulose-based fibre. Turning […]

September 2, 2020

Feeding forests with amino acids – From scientific discoveries to useful applications

Going beyond the common use of conventional fertilizer for plants, Professor Torgny Näsholm at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Umeå, Sweden, examined the role of amino acids in supplying the nitrogen required for the growth of forest trees. His studies showed that trees can absorb organic nitrogen from the soil, a breakthrough in […]

July 28, 2020

EU leaders agreed on major cuts to the budget of Horizon Europe

The budget of €80.9 billion for the Horizon Europe has been agreed by the EU leaders at a special European Council summit, taking place on 17-21 July 2021 in Brussels, to debate the EU’s long-term budget for 2021-2027 and a post-pandemic recovery plan. This marked a significant cutback in the budget for the R&D programme […]

July 15, 2020

European Commission introducing Energy System Integration as the pathway towards deep decarbonisation of the European economy

The European Commission (EC) has published the EU Strategy for Energy System Integration which provides the framework for the green energy transition across multiple energy carriers, infrastructures, and consumption sectors. Creating smarter and more integrated energy systems will require more innovative initiatives and research-based actions, significant infrastructure investments, as well as a strong cross-sector collaboration […]

May 15, 2020

Innovation Fund: FAQs on the upcoming first call for proposals

​ The Innovation Fund is one of the world’s largest funding programmes for demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies. It focuses on: Innovative low-carbon technologies and processes in energy intensive industries, including products substituting carbon intensive ones Carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) Construction and operation of carbon capture and storage (CCS) Innovative renewable energy generation Energy […]

May 7, 2020

What wood you do – to boost the forest bioeconomy? – Share your idea to win ‎€25,000

​ The international innovation competition "What Wood You Do?", organised by the Paper Province, provides a unique opportunity to researchers, organisations and companies to share their innovative ideas on how to boost the forest bioeconomy. FTP’s ten Vision Targets identified in its Vision 2040 and SIRA 2030 was used as a source of inspiration to […]

December 21, 2018

FTP publishes a guide to upcoming H2020 Call topics

The European Commission recently released the Horizon 2020 work programme for 2018–2020. For the next three years, Horizon 2020, the EU’s largest research and innovation programme ever, will focus on climate, clean energy, the circular economy and digitizing European industry, by offering EUR 30 billion to successful applicants. FTP has identified around 50 Call topics […]

June 1, 2018

New study proves ERA-NETs and COST actions beneficial for the European forest-based sector

A newly published study by FCBA and Innovawood reveals high impact of past and existing ERA networks and COST Actions related to the European forest-based sector.  Results show the importance of these EU-funded programmes for initiating and executing future oriented forest-related research and innovation projects through transnational networks and cooperative activities. In general results provide […]

May 17, 2018

LIFE funding for forest management

The EU’s multiannual programme for environment and climate, LIFE, has launched its 2018 Call for proposals.  The LIFE programme is structured around two sub-programmes: environment and climate action. Each holds specific thematic priorities with major relevance for forest management. With investments up to € 400 million, LIFE will co-finance pilot and demonstration projects to develop, […]

April 11, 2018

Jean-Eric Paquet appointed new Director-General of DG Research and Innovation

As of 1 April 2018, Jean-Eric Paquet replaced Robert-Jan Smits as the new Director-General of DG Research and Innovation (DG RTD). Mr. Paquet is a French national who has served as one of the three Deputy Secretaries-General of the Juncker Commission since 2015. With 23 years of experience in the European Commission, Paquet has most […]