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Biorefinery Map™ displaying biorefineries in Europe

BioeconomyCase

Biorefinery Map™ was published in the summer 2022. It displays for the first time wood-based…

Smart Bioeconomy documentary series: Science news for junior high school and high school students

ChemistryBlog

The world needs scientists and engineers – now more than ever. Tackling climate change will…

Innovative Bioeconomy – Future Strategies and Solutions

BioeconomyVideo

A bioeconomy seminar by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment was arranged May 13th…

The Finnish Bioeconomy Strategy. Sustainably towards higher value added

Editors' ChoiceBlog

The Finnish Bioeconomy Strategy. Sustainably towards higher value added Finland’s Bioeconomy Strategy 2022–2035 aims sustainably…

At the forefront of the textile revolution – Finnish biomaterials startup presents a new, more sustainable textile fiber

ChemistryCase

The rapidly evolving field of sustainable textile fibers has a new player. Aalto University’s spin-off…

Meet the Scientists of the Future Bioeconomy part 8: Capturing microplastics with nanocellulose

ChemistryBlog

Research scientist Ilona Leppänen at VTT Finland has developed a solution to the microplastics problem…

10 policy recommendations for EU member states to build their national bioeconomy policies

BioeconomyBlog

Ten policy recommendations are used to incentivize EU member countries to build their national bioeconomy…

Making sustainable car batteries from wood

Wood and forestCase

What if you could replace graphitic carbon in lithium-ion batteries with something more sustainable? Something…

From rags to new robes: closing the loop for textiles

ChemistryCase

Imagine your ripped jeans and stained old T-shirts being broken down at the molecular level,…

CGI Waste Manager helps professional kitchens halve food waste volumes

FoodCase
Two male chefs working side by side at a restaurant kitchen.

Preventing food waste is a concrete way of promoting sustainability in restaurants and other professional…

Meet the Scientists of the Future Bioeconomy part 7: New super material inspired by mantis shrimp club

ChemistryBlog
Nanokomposiitista valmistettu valkoinen hammaskruunu.

VTT researcher Dr. Pezhman Mohammadi and his research group have developed a new type of…

Meet the Scientists of the Future Bioeconomy part 6: Bio-based coating for wood

ChemistryBlog
Brown lignin powder and water in a transparent glass.

Researchers turn a non-toxic residue into wood coating that resists abrasion, stain, and sunlight. Due…

Meet the Scientists of the Future Bioeconomy part 5: Engineering fungal mycelium to produce leather without cows

ChemistryBlog
Light brown synthetic leather in a transparent Petri dish.

The fashion industry has a huge carbon footprint that is growing rapidly. In the NewLeather…

Meet the Scientists of the Future Bioeconomy part 4: Searching for the genetic code of colors

ChemistryBlog

The colors we use to dye our clothes are a burden to the environment. The…

Meet the Scientists of the Future Bioeconomy part 3: Engineering the cell factory

ChemistryBlog

To stay competitive, industries need to increase their productivity. Typically this is done by improving…

Meet the Scientists of the Future Bioeconomy part 2: Spider Silk – the supermaterial of the future

ChemistryBlog
Electrospinning of a biosynthetic spidersilk.

Spider silk is one of the strongest materials found in the natural world. Scientists have…