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Bioeconomy means an economy which utilises the biological natural resources and turns them into food, energy, and other products and services. It is characterized by the use of clean technologies which save the environment and by efficient recycling of materials. Bioeconomy makes us less dependent on fossil fuels, prevents the impoverishment of ecosystems, promotes economic development and creates new jobs. Bioeconomy is the next wave of economy.

Finland’s rise to become one of the world’s most prosperous countries is based on our ability to utilize renewable natural resources, our green gold. Forests and clean nature are, and have always been, the basis of our existence. Finland has top-notch expertise in sustainable forest bioeconomy. Some 80 per cent of our land area is covered with forest, which we manage so well that more timber grows every year than we utilize. We also use waste and side streams efficiently. Finland has strong know-how in technology, construction, energy, chemistry, food and health sciences. Innovation, cooperation and combined technologies in these fields make Finland a real pioneer in bioeconomy. Have a question you want to solve sustainably through bioeconomy? Ask a Finn for advice.

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Publication: Wood-Based Bioeconomy Solving Global Challenges

The publication “Wood-Based Bioeconomy Solving Global Challenges”, written by top experts from companies, research institutes and universities of…

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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…

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The biodegradable Sulapac® material aims to challenge plastic

The Sulapac® innovation, developed by Finns Suvi Haimi and Laura Kyllönen, combines wood and Nordic design in biodegradable…

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Making of Tomorrow shows the way to the bioeconomy of the future

31.3.2017 VTT is making noise in the bioeconomy sector with its extensive Making of Tomorrow campaign. With this…

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VTT hosted a Hackathon to find new Bioeconomy Solutions

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is exploring different ways in which to collaborate and innovate with its…

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Video: Bioeconomy in Finland

The Minister of Agriculture and the Environment, Mr Kimmo Tiilikainen tells about Bioeconomy in Finland. 2017, Ministry of…

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The Forest Academy increases Finnish decision makers’ awareness of forests

The forest is Finland’s most important natural resource. To maximise the potential of this renewable resource, we need…

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