Our societies are being maintained by services produced by the ecosystem: nature regulates the climate, binds carbon, controls flooding and creates groundwater, and it is also an important source of well-being and recreation. In order to function properly, the nature needs to be diverse. Securing the ecosystem services, i.e. the structures and functioning of ecosystems, is a precondition for a sustainable bioeconomy.
Ecosystem services offer opportunities for various kinds of enterprise in, for example, tourism, culture and health and well-being businesses. Development and productisation of sustainable solutions into business activities is a core element of bioeconomy. Such solutions may also concern more broadly the recognition of ecosystem services and securing access to them. There are new business opportunities based on ecosystem services for building, decentralised energy production and water and landscape management (e.g. utilisation of water circulation, microclimate and vegetation as part of sustainable building and community planning).
The publication “Wood-Based Bioeconomy Solving Global Challenges”, written by top experts from companies, research institutes and universities of…
Minister of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia and Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Kimmo…
At 2017 General Assembly, on February 15th, the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) welcomed 16* new Full members and…
Finland and Uruguay have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the bioeconomy and circular economy in…
The University of Eastern Finland organises a Phytochemicals and Global Change (PGC2017) Congress next spring. The event will…
The Government aims to promote the growth of business and internationalisation based on Finland’s abundant water and fisheries…
The Bio Era event tour is the forest sector’s joint 100th anniversary present for Finland, particularly for the…
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 meeting of the European Association of Development Agencies (EURADA) assembles development agencies from all over Europe to…
Finland is dedicated to reducing it’s emissions to reach the EU goals. Our carbon sinks should be seen…
Minister Kimmo Tiilikainen – Finland and LULUCF
Finland is dedicated to reducing it's emissions to reach the EU goals. Our carbon sinks should be seen for what they are: an important part of reaching the common, European climate targets.
There is liquid forest gold glimmering in the bioeconomy side streams. The Pihqa spruce resin balms, made in…
Spruce resin harvested by hand in Finland to treat a variety of skin problems
There is liquid forest gold glimmering in the bioeconomy side streams. The Pihqa spruce resin balms, made in Finland and launched in 2016, are suitable for both humans and animals. The balm production is a multi-stage process based on a century-old recipe. The end product is a range of gel-like substances for alleviating numerous skin ailments and damage ready to conquer the global markets.
31.3.2017 VTT is making noise in the bioeconomy sector with its extensive Making of Tomorrow campaign. With this…
Making of Tomorrow shows the way to the bioeconomy of the future
In the years to come, corporate social and environmental responsibility will be taken for granted —especially when it…
Making of Tomorrow: Wellbeing from Food
In the years to come, corporate social and environmental responsibility will be taken for granted —especially when it comes to food. In order to feed a growing population, we need to be resource-efficient. Minimal processing, minimal waste, and healthy food will save on both costs and resources. New, high-value plant protein sources will promote sustainability while adding to the bottom line. Personalized solutions and services will strengthen the role of food in the manifesting of values, as well as in supporting wellness and vitality.
With this new method microbes obtained from swamps produce methane from hydrogen, carbon dioxide, biogas and wood gas….
Qvidja Kraft’s biomethanation method revolutionises efficiency and storage of bioenergy
With this new method microbes obtained from swamps produce methane from hydrogen, carbon dioxide, biogas and wood gas. It also offers a solution for storing renewable energy as methane.
Transition from fossil raw materials to sustainable bioeconomy is one of the most fundamental challenges of this century….
Research project: Photosynthesis research – a fundamental tool in bioeconomy
Transition from fossil raw materials to sustainable bioeconomy is one of the most fundamental challenges of this century. Not only is replace fossil-derived materials and fuels with renewable alternatives, it should also develop entirely new products and processes to ensure sustainability in the foreseeable scarcity of natural biomass production. Construction of living factories, using a cyanobacterium as a production chassis, and introducing novel metabolic pathways into the cell for production of desired biofuels and other useful chemicals is one of the most promising approaches towards sustainable and renewable bioeconomy.
We can mitigate climate change and prevent eutrophication of waterbodies by taking better care of our soils. Soilfood…
Soilfood heads towards sustainable agriculture with recycled nutrients
We can mitigate climate change and prevent eutrophication of waterbodies by taking better care of our soils. Soilfood aims at sustainable agriculture by producing environmentally friendly recycled fertilisers and soil amendments.
An animal can be shot down only once but photographed hundreds – even thousands of times. A photographer…
Nature photography and travelling boosting sparsely populated areas
An animal can be shot down only once but photographed hundreds – even thousands of times. A photographer might travel around the world, several times a year in search of interesting photo subjects. Often those photographers are relatively wealthy and are willing to invest significant amounts of money in travelling. These photographers find Finnish nature exotic. They travel to Finland only after exploring Antarctica and Africa.