Global development sues Finland to examine the water resources and their utilisation in a new way. The need for water is increasing inevitably around the world. Population growth and changes on lifestyle force us to seek new solutions related to the use and exploitation of water and water systems.
Water resources of Finland, i.e. the opportunities of blue bio-economy are based on the abundant water resources, high technical expertise and the solution’s ability for multi-sectoral challenges. In addition, Finland has a good reputation in the international water and environmental expertize. Social welfare and employment can be increased based on the bio-economy, if the water resources, their use and production potential are examined more comprehensively. Versatile use of water resources is already the basis for many economic activities. The main blue bio-economy areas can be considered water business, energy production, fisheries, nutrient recycling and industrial symbiosis.
Based on the preliminary report the potential growth opportunities have been identified as fisheries and tourism in short-term. In addition to that the potential growth on water business of export is very substantial. The long-term growth potentiality is associated with the recycling of nutrients and industrial symbiosis.
In September 2017 a high-level political conference on water cooperation will be organised in Turku, Helsinki. On the…
Finland and Uruguay have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the bioeconomy and circular economy in…
The Nordic Council of Ministers has set out common objectives for business relating to water and aquatic natural…
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…
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.
Finnish outdoor activities are currently attracting both Finnish and international tourists. The visitor numbers of national parks have…
The Finnish national parks have a high return on investment – the visitor volumes are going up
Finnish outdoor activities are currently attracting both Finnish and international tourists. The visitor numbers of national parks have increased by over a quarter in the last four years. National park surroundings offer safe hiking trails and resting places, as well as tourist services that appeal to the inexperienced hikers as well. When the newest national park, Hossa, opens in summer 2017, there will be a total of forty national parks in Finland.
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.