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20 November 2013
FP1303 - 1st Call for Short Term Scientific (STSM) Applications published
By II @ 10:47 :: 1935 Views :: Public News

On 22 October a new COST Action FP1303 -Performance of bio-based building materials was kicked off with a Management Committee meeting in Brussels. The importance of this Action was reflected in the high number of participants. The Action is now sending out the first call for Short Time Scientific Missions (STSMs) applications.

 

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26 October 2013
Final Cost Action FP0904 Conference “Recent Advances in the Field of TH and THM Wood Treatment”
By II @ 12:37 :: 1606 Views :: Public News

The Final International Cost Action Conference will be held in Skellefteå, Sweden; from May 19 to May 21. The objectives of this conference are to present and discuss the state-of–the-art of Thermo-Hydrous (TH) and Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical (THM) wood treatment in open and closed systems and the challenges faced in wood characterization for scaling-up from laboratory to full industrial production, through a discussion of the latest research results and new ideas.

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19 July 2013
Michael Green: Why we should build wooden skyscrapers?
By II @ 14:48 :: 1659 Views :: Public News

Michael Green wants to solve architecture’s biggest challenge -- meeting worldwide housing demand without increasing carbon emissions -- by building with carbon-sequestering wood instead of concrete and steel.
Building a skyscraper? Forget about steel and concrete, says architect Michael Green, and build it out of wood.

As he details in his intriguing TED talk, it's not only possible to build safe wooden structures up to 30 stories tall (and, he hopes, higher), it's necessary.

For full TED talk click on read more.

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04 July 2013
Horizon 2020: Negotiators Reach Informal €70 billion Agreement. Total budget lower than expected but higher reimbursement rates
By II @ 10:54 :: 4139 Views :: Public News

After six months of negotiations, the European parliament and Council today reached agreement on Horizon 2020. At €68bn, it is well below the €80bn originally proposed by the European Commission and the €100bn requested by the European Parliament.

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04 July 2013
CEPF and Copa-Cogeca: A joint statement on the Bioeconomy Strategy
By II @ 09:00 :: 1750 Views :: Public News

In response to the European Parliament report on innovating for sustainable growth (" A Bioeconomy for Europe"), The Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF) and the European Farmers and European Agri-Cooperatives (Copa-Cogeca) issued a joint statement on the role of forest in the EU bioeconomy.

The statements is a call for the future Bioeconomy Strategy  which should  acknowledge and strengthen the contribution that forest’s sector can offer in taking further steps towards a low carbon economy.
 
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