Last Friday, in the framework of the BIT Congress (the reference congress in Catalonia of Bioeconomy, Innovation and Technology), the meeting of biomass working group was carried out

After the crisis caused by CoViD, the forest biomass market faces new challenges and uncertainties caused by the energy crisis, the war in Ukraine, an exceptional summer due to temperature and drought, soaring inflation.

The surge in the prices of wood and by-products, in addition to raising doubts about future price trends, has highlighted the lack of skilled labor in forest exploitation as the main bottleneck that limits the material supply capacity.

To stabilize and strengthen the forest chain, it is necessary to guarantee its correct structure, thinking not only about boosting demand, but also about the different components of the supply, from property, through companies that work in the forest, transport and processing industries.

This need to tie all the links locally for future thermal installation projects is even more important if we think about the consequences of climate change, which bring with it the need to act in those forests affected by adversity every day. biotic and abiotic.

The strategic objective must be to be able to recover a professionalized forestry sector, less dependent on imports, capable of consolidating and guaranteeing opportunities for those who want to dedicate themselves professionally and respond to the country's challenges and needs.