WOOD SUPPLY CHAIN
On 2 March 2017 IWT IAVARONE WOOD TECHNOLOGY srl signed a collaboration agreement with Rubner Holzbau Sud spa and “Pilaccio Srl Agricultural Company” for the realization of a Pilot project with the purpose of activating a Wood Supply Chain in Campania.
The agreement involves companies engaged in the study, research and experimentation, aimed at the production, realization and certification of chestnut lamellar wood for structural use, as well as the verification of the feasibility of implementation of the industrial project, in compliance with environmental compatibility and sustainability. .
The OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) in a report entitled "The bioeconomy to 2030: designing a policy agenda" attributes to the bioeconomy the ability to give a real propulsive drive towards a new industrial revolution that can innovate mature sectors such as those of raw materials, ensuring environmental, economic and social sustainability in the long term of the global economic system. The OCSE, in fact, predicts that by 2030 the world population will grow by 28% and the average annual global income will increase by 57%. This new condition will increase the global demand for natural resources such as food, fibers for furniture and clothing, but above all clean water and energy.
Italy has enormous possibilities of development in the sector: just think that the wooded area of the national territory exceeds 10.5 million hectares and is constantly expanding.
The priority objective of the Start-up, therefore, is to be able to create forest-wood supply chains that are efficient and able to use this wealth in the best possible way.
The project aims to create a Forest-Wood supply chain through a associated management of forest areas and areas invested and not yet invested with off-forest crops, public and private. It is part of the development context of the Bioeconomy, ie an economy that uses renewable natural resources to produce goods and energy (EC 2012). It is part of the global objectives of the Paris Agreement on climate change reduction, drawn up during COP21 (XXIth Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) which ended in Paris in December 2015 and signed by the representatives from 175 countries at the UN headquarters in New York during the Earth Day, April 22, 2016.
In a first phase, the project was included in the Preliminary Strategy for the Internal Area "High Irpinia Pilot Area" (www.agenziacoesione.gov.it): the project envisages experimenting with innovative processes and implementing industrial research activities, of Start Up of production of goods and services, of attraction of other companies in the supply chain. After receiving the project in the Preliminary Strategy for the Internal Area "High Irpinia Pilot Area", with the Regional Council Resolution no. 305 of 31/05/2017 (Burc No. 50 of 22/06/2017) was approved the document of Area Strategy of Alta Irpinia; in which among the first list of priority interventions to support the development strategy of Alta Irpinia is inserted: Intervention 6.1 _ Forestry company. Cooperation to support the competitiveness of forest chains through the experimentation of active management of the Alta Irpinia forest heritage. The action will be financed by measure 16.7 / a, of the Campania RDP 2014 - 2020, aimed at establishing private public partnerships to support the competitiveness of forestry sectors, for estimated costs of € 200,000. Investment costs, on the other hand, will be financed by measure 16.7 / b, at the end of action A, up to € 10,000,000.00.
The start-up, moreover, proposes the extension of the design to neighboring areas such as Basilicata, Calabria and Molise for the realization of a "Wood Supply Chain of the Southern Apennines".
AGROFORESTAL RESOURCES The project foresees to conduct, through effective interactions and cooperative action, the Bosch Enterprises (including Vivaismo), the Industrial Activities, the Research and the Public Administration. Particular attention will be given to research activities and investments in the wood and green chemicals industry. Through correct harvesting practices and the sustainable management of agro-forest resources, the use of wood not only does not produce environmental damage, allowing the maintenance of forests, but has a decisive role in countering climate change related to global warming. In fact, its ability to be a natural carbon storage tank contributes to the reduction of CO2 in the atmosphere, among the main objectives identified at the end of the COP21 in Paris on the reduction of climate change.
BOSCHI the extension of the woods in Campania reached about 35% of the land area, and has been expanding for decades: the surface has tripled compared to 1920 and doubled compared to 1950.
FORESTRY MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION and SAVE CHAIN CERTIFICATION are indispensable tools that provide guarantees on the sustainable management of forests and on traceability of forest cutting, of all stages of processing and distribution of wood.
CULTIVATIONS OUTSIDE FOREST produce wood outside the forest, in agricultural and marginal land, reduces the pressure on natural forests and contributes to the best satisfaction of those environmental and landscape benefits that are increasingly considered as a priority objective of forest management.
FIRST PROCESSING represents the first phase in the wood valorisation process. Implementing a maximum of two structures, strategically located and with adequate processing volumes, will allow the economic and financial sustainability of the investments required.
WOOD OF DOUGH - BASIC WOOD production of panels, semi-finished products, constructions, x-lam: these are just some of the outputs for the "Legno-Arredo System" which constitutes, together with the Fashion System and Agrifood, one of the main Italy with a total volume of production that significantly affects the total Italian manufacturing industry.
GREEN CHEMISTRY represents the new frontier to replace obsolete compounds with others that maintain their functional effectiveness while reducing toxicity towards man and the natural environment.
BIOENERGIE wood, adopting a principle of cascade use of biomass, is an important raw material for the production of bioenergy and advanced bio-fuels.
SERVICES Wood products represent only one third of the total economic value of forests. Managing the forest means managing the territory and giving employment. Not managing it means renouncing guiltily to most of the services that can be activated.
RESEARCH bioeconomy is the new paradigm for the development and wellbeing of humanity. The role of research and innovation in the bioeconomy and the dynamics that can derive from them are the key lever to develop the enormous potential and increase employment in the agricultural and forestry sectors and related industries.
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION all the activity that revolves around the management depends largely on the public intervention; the Public Administration will therefore have to exercise an efficient Governance role, reducing response times, overcoming traditional procedures, enhancing the public private relationship.