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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…

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…

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…

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

ChemistryBlog
Mikrobeja tutkitaan petrimaljassa.

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

Government roadmap to carbon neutral Finland – climate leadership means opportunities for the whole country

BioeconomyNews

At its climate meeting on Monday 3 February, the Finnish Government published a roadmap that…

Minister Lintilä travels to France to promote Finnish circular economy and battery industry expertise

BioeconomyNews

Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä will lead a Team Finland visit to France on…

New life for biowaste – resource-smart fabric made of straw

BioeconomyCase
Top and skirt made of wheat straw.

The globally growing concern about climate change and finite resources has turned the attention to…

EU environment and climate ministers: climate crisis and biodiversity loss caused by overconsumption require joint solutions

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EU environment and climate ministers discussed stepping up global climate action in their informal meeting.…

European Bioeconomy Scene 2019 in Helsinki brings together bioeconomy experts from all over Europe

BioeconomyNews

More than 350 bioeconomy experts from all over Europe gather today in Helsinki, Finland, at…

Natural healing: UPM’s FibDex® replaces synthetic materials in wound dressing with wood-based nanocellulose

ChemistryCase
Birch leaf.

The novel wood-based wound dressing offers significant benefits for both patients and hospitals and is…