Renewable Matter # 19 / December-January

A Forest

Interview with Marc Palah�

by Emanuele Bompan, interview with Marc Palahí

In addition to providing energy, forests have always played a crucial role in biodiversity conservation and in preserving the equilibrium of ecosystems. Nowadays, wood can also be used to manufacture biomaterials that can substitute products of fossil origin in many sectors, like construction, chemistry and textile. 



The expression “sustainability” is strictly correlated with forests. The word came into use in 1713 when the chief mining official Hans Carl von Carlowitz, from Freiberg, Saxony, published the forestry treatise Sylvicultura oeconomica, in which the principle of...

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