This year’s 11th International Energy Conference on Biomass and Renewable Energy Sources was held today at the Westin Hotel in Zagreb and via Zoom platform. The main goal was to bring together representatives of the wood processing sector, experts and the academic community to assess the progress of the biomass position in the Republic of

Croatian biomass sector stakeholders are still unsatisfied with the position of biomass in the energy policies of the Republic of Croatia, although a major step forward in the energy transition has been achieved in the last decade. More than 1,300 eligible producers have been using electricity production incentives in the year 2017 in the amount

The topic of biomass and renewable energy sources is on a high list of European and Croatian priorities. That was demonstrated yesterday at the 8th International Energy Conference held in Zagreb organized by the Croatian Wood Cluster and CROBIOM. The importance of the topic is shown by the presence of representatives of five ministries from

In the area of Southeast Europe, there are about 2.500 to 3.000 sawmill companies; 70% of them are specialized in beech, oak and ash production. Fir, spruce, and pine are produced in smaller quantities. It is assumed that there is 6-7 mil. m3 capacities installed but there are no precise and systemized data. In all

In Sarajevo, on the 6th of October, gathered more than 80 stakeholders from the forestry and woodworking sector with the aim of exchanging opinions and obtaining the latest information on EU funds and sectoral lobbying. The conference was organized by the Croatian Wood Cluster and the University of Bihac, with the support of the Chamber

The Congress will once again be attended by the Sherif Company, renowned Croatian wood retailer. Sherif installed 16 new drying chambers in their production facility in Glina, so they now have a total of 45 chambers with a gross capacity of 5,200 m3. The annual drying capacity is up to 35,000 m3 of sawn timber

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s furniture manufacturer MS & WOOD recently achieved remarkable results at the regional and European market. In the first 150 days of the year, the company’s revenue has increased by 522 percent, and more than 90 percent of total production is exported. Succesful story is also confirmed by the fact that their designing

Croatian MEP Marijana Petir, Marijan Kavran, director of the Croatian Wood Cluster and professor Ivica Tikvić, Professor at the Faculty of Forestry, University of Zagreb were speakers at the press conference held yesterday on September 19 at the Westin Hotel in Zagreb. Main topics were the model of cascading use of wood adopted in July by the European Commission, the need for greater evaluation of Croatian forests in the latest EU climate policy package and the occurrence of bark beetles that endangers almost 30% of the forests in Gorski Kotar.

The press conference in the presence of Marijana Petir, MEP, Marijan Kavran, director of the Croatian Wood Cluster and Ivica Tikvić, professor at the Faculty of Forestry will be held  on Monday, September 19th, at 11 am in the Westin Hotel. In the introduction Croatian MEP Marijana Petir will present her standpoints regarding better evaluation of the forests in Croatia in relation to European policies to mitigate climate changes.