By 2030 we need 50% more food, 45% more energy, and 30% more water. The solution is bioeconomy.
Finland aims for a low-carbon, energy-efficient society, founded on the use of renewable natural resources and recycled materials. For Finland bioeconomy brings an annual output of 100 billion euros, growth of exports, 100 000 new jobs and increased well-being, with due respect for the environment. Welcome to learn about strategic development of bioeconomy and collaboration between different sectors in this work!
Finland holds the Presidency in the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2016. During the Presidency there are several…
The FP7 ERA-NET Sumforest pre-announces the upcoming call for transnational collaborative research projects. The call will open on…
The presentation materials of the Global Bioeconomy Summit held in November in Berlin are now published. The event was organized…
NordForsk launches a new two-phase call for proposals for Nordic Centres of Excellence within the Nordic Bioeconomy Programme….
The international event, Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference (NWBC), is the leading meeting forum for wood biorefinery professionals. The…
The meeting of the European Association of Development Agencies (EURADA) assembles development agencies from all over Europe to…
A number of networks have been set up and projects launched in the two years since the European…
The European Commission has launched the pilot website of the European Bioeconomy Observatory, marking the latest evidence of…
The Ministry of Employment and the Economy is organising an international competition aimed at accelerating the commercialisation of…
Frantsila Organic Herb Farm has been a pioneer of organic herb growing and natural health product manufacturing in…
FRANTSILA – Wellbeing and health from nature
Frantsila Organic Herb Farm has been a pioneer of organic herb growing and natural health product manufacturing in Finland and the Nordic countries. Frantsila has also developed natural and alternative healing methods and schooling in Finland for over thirty years. Japan is one of Frantsila main export destinations.
A forest cannot be exported. Its ancient root systems reach deep underground, even when the trees themselves are…
HaliPuu brings the Finnish forest within everybody’s reach
A forest cannot be exported. Its ancient root systems reach deep underground, even when the trees themselves are young. Not everybody in the urban world has a chance to enjoy the serene, health promoting presence of a forest. That is why the Lappish company HaliPuu (Finnish for a hugging tree) is dedicated to bringing the Finnish forest experience within everybody's reach – regardless of where on the planet they are located!
UPM started fleet tests of its novel wood-based diesel fuel in urban buses together with Helsinki Region Transport…
Cleaner city traffic with wood-based diesel
UPM started fleet tests of its novel wood-based diesel fuel in urban buses together with Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) and the VTT Technical Research Centre. The initiative aims for emission free public transport by replacing fossil fuels with low emission advanced biofuels.
The Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) of the Forest-based Sector Technology Platform (FTP) provides an European-level approach to R&D…
Recommendations for the Finnish forest-based bioeconomy R&D
The Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) of the Forest-based Sector Technology Platform (FTP) provides an European-level approach to R&D bottlenecks within the forest-based sector. It is also the basis for R&D efforts in Finland, however, as a pan-European agenda it naturally also contains issues not relevant in the Finnish context. The FTP SRA is also already a few years old.
The challenge in the Finnish fish farming has been to differentiate the domestic rainbow trout from international mass…
The Finnish Benella Rainbow Trout promotes both the welfare of the environment and the consumer
The challenge in the Finnish fish farming has been to differentiate the domestic rainbow trout from international mass products such as salmon. Recently, Raisioaqua launched Benella brand which promotes domestic rainbow trout by emphasizing its specific characteristics and its extensive research and development during recent years.
Berries, fungi, and herbs are a treasure trove of northern nature that goes mostly ignored by modern man….
Superfood and cosmetics from the gifts of northern nature
Berries, fungi, and herbs are a treasure trove of northern nature that goes mostly ignored by modern man. In Finland, for instance, only 5 to 10 per cent of berries are picked. But nature’s gifts remain underused measured by the extent of refinement as well. Berries and fungi are of course useful and delicious as such, but modern technology opens fascinating possibilities to process and refine them. Fenola, a startup of about ten people based in Seinäjoki, wants to unleash this potential.
Haptic combines Finnish wooden interior design and technological know-how with its new solution that brings wooden elements to…
Intelligent wooden cladding products
Haptic combines Finnish wooden interior design and technological know-how with its new solution that brings wooden elements to life by touch. Haptic is a new, innovative interior design solution developed by Taito United and Karell Design.