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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

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

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

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

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

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

Sustainable aviation fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% compared to fossil jet fuel use

EnergyCase

Neste has developed a sustainable solution for airlines that is readily available to reduce the…

Meet the Scientists of the Future Bioeconomy part 1: Using microbes to create new bioplastics

ChemistryBlog

Research scientist Anna Ylinen is doing her doctoral thesis at the Center for Young Synbio…

“A Billion Ton Bioeconomy Vision” in the United States – Finland looking to partner

BioeconomyBlog

Traditional expertise in the forest industry along with wood-based product innovations over the last few…

Wooden building – A beauty with health benefits?

BuildingBlog

Finns love their wild forests and blue lakes. Therefore, it is no wonder that they…

Video: Bioeconomy in Central Finland

BioeconomyVideo

Bioeconomy has been Central Finland’s advantage for a long time. And now, because of megatrends…

Updated Finnish Bioeconomy Strategy aims to promote sustainable growth and climate objectives

Editors' ChoiceCase

The objective of the updated Finnish Bioeconomy Strategy is to harness the bioeconomy to create…