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Sawn goods export prices boost value added in the forest sector

Wood and forestCase
Punainen

Finland’s bioeconomy is strongly based on forests. Last year, the forest sector’s share increased to…

The happiest people in the world and the purest nature – the renewed Visitfinland.com showcases Finland’s best travel destinations

Ecosystem servicesCase

Visitfinland.com, a travel website for an international audience, was relaunched in early 2022, showcasing Finland…

A container full of animal feed – fly pupae grown on waste potatoes can be used as feed for chickens or fish

FoodCase
Valkoisella pöydällä mustasotilaskärpäsen toukkia

Manna Insect Ltd grows black soldier fly larvae in containers. The larvae become animal feed,…

Fabrics from the forest, colours from the field – Marimekko is looking for environmentally friendly alternatives for its production

ChemistryCase

Marimekko is looking for materials for its products with little environmental impact. Bio-based tableware will…

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

BioeconomyBlog

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…