RDP project database
Creating Added Value through Residual Forest Biomass
In this RDP project aimed at sustainable land management, forest biomass resulting from increased density of woodland has been used for board manufacturing, forest mulch or substrates, and as energy in all types of industries.
Valencia is a Mediterranean region with a significant proportion of forest area (53% of the total). From the data collected in the Forest Inventory of the Valencia Region, it can be seen that the increase in forest area and woodlands has been important in the region, producing a remarkable increased in density of woodland.This has led to a greater accumulation of combustible material, which is a major risk in the spread of forest fires and the control of forest pests and diseases.
This project is investigating the use of forest biomass for board manufacturing, forest mulch or substrates, and as energy in all types of industries. This could result in the promotion and maintenance of rural incomes, and develop a business network that could be very important for the economy of rural areas.
The project provides a subsidy of 51 euro per tonne for extracting and adding value to forest biomass, which also helps prevent forest fires, supports forest management, and improves forest structure.
Results & Benefits
The project supports the development of vegetation structures which are less vulnerable to forest fires, develops forestry enterprise, and adds value to forest products.
Good forest management and social awareness are proved to be of paramount importance for environment protection and preservation.
Project location and other information
Total project cost (€)
5 580 000
EAFRD contribution (€)
2 995 902
National contribution (€)
2 584 098
Languages for contact
At a glance
Final beneficiary type
Forester, Public/local authorities
> €500 000
Theme / Measure:
Environment and Sustainable Resource Management
Sustainable use of forestry land
226. Restoring forestry potential and introducing prevention actions
Forest management, Bioenergy, Biomass, Nature conservation