NIA is an autonomous public research organization assigned to the Ministry of Science and Innovation. The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) belongs to INIA.
CIFOR-INIA is conceived as a specialized center of research, which aims to improve the knowledge base on forest environment, multifunctional management, inventory analysis and conservation of the genetic diversity present in the forest and the selection, characterization and spread of genetic material, damages caused by biotic agents or environmental disturbances and finally, the raw materials and derivative products, optimization of the technology used in the treatment and adaptation of these materials for different applications. CIFOR-INIA works in close collaboration with the public research of universities, centres of technology and research centres through R+D projects
For more than 10 years, it is working at CIFOR on aspects related to biomass for energy, both through energy crops and use of forests.
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