Catalonia, an autonomous community located in northeastern Spain, has a population of 7.7 million, one of the most populous regions in the country. With over 60% of Catalonia’s land covered by forests, the region can leverage its abundant natural resources to develop a sustainable bioeconomy.

Additionally, Catalonia is a hub of high-tech manufacturing, research, industry, agricultural production, and fisheries, making it an ideal location for deploying innovative bioeconomy solutions. 

Overall, Catalonia’s unique demographic and geographic characteristics and commitment to sustainable development through its bioeconomy strategy position the region to become a leader in bioeconomy innovation and deployment in Europe. 

Bioregions Catalonia region

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Catalan Government creates climate credit system for CO2 absorption

Catalan Government creates climate credit system for CO2 absorption

Jan 25, 2024

The government of Catalonia will approve the creation of a system to certify, trace and market locally issued climate credits that will allow the offsetting of greenhouse gas emissions within…

FIRE-RES Open Innovation Challenge now open: support available for developing, demonstrating and piloting solutions to combat extreme wildfires in Europe

FIRE-RES Open Innovation Challenge now open: support available for developing, demonstrating and piloting solutions to combat extreme wildfires in Europe

Sep 22, 2023

Europe is facing an increasing number of extreme wildfires, often with devastating consequences for people and the environment. These fires affect southern Europe as well as central European and Nordic…

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Be a beta tester for the Bioeconomy Solutions Platform

Jul 25, 2023

What’s the Forest Bioeconomy in Action Platform? The Bioregions Facility invites beta testers to explore the pilot version of the Forest Bioeconomy in Action Platform—a community to discover solutions, learn from…

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Woodworking industries in European regions: LIGNA 23 workshop insights

May 22, 2023

On 18 May 2023, the Bioregions Facility hosted a workshop called Woodworking Industries in European Regions: Current Situation, Development Pathways and Investment Trends at LIGNA 2023 in Hanover, Germany. Oskar…

Bioeconomy entrepreneurship intrigues students

Bioeconomy entrepreneurship intrigues students

Mar 21, 2023

According to a recent survey targeting life science students in Europe, nearly 30% of respondents are very interested in becoming entrepreneurs in the field of bioeconomy. However, there are barriers…

Seeing the wood in the forests

Seeing the wood in the forests

Mar 20, 2023

Humanity is becoming too big for our planet. After relying on a fossil-based economy for 200 years, we are threatening to reach a tipping point, crossing the resilience boundaries of…

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Generalitat de Catalunya - Departament d'Acció Climàtica, Alimentació i Agenda Rural