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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…

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…

Forest ministers from Finland and five other EU countries publish a joint statement on promoting forest cooperation

Wood and forestNews

On 5 October 2021, forest ministers from five highly- forested EU countries – Finland, Sweden,…

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…

Funding opportunity for researchers and stakeholders in forestry and/or gender

Wood and forestNews

Nordic Forest Research (SNS) will fund networking activities in Nordic forestry for one year. If you…

Metsä Group takes proactive measures to combat grey economy at its Kemi bioproduct mill

News

On 1 March, the management of Metsä Group and leaders of key trade unions met…

Building a climate-resilient Europe – Commission published a new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change

Wood and forestNews

On 24 February, the Commission adopted a new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change…

Mexico and Finland intensify cooperation in the forest sector

Wood and forestNews

Mexican and Finnish forest experts will strengthen their cooperation in forest sector. Forest cooperation between…

Wooden building – A beauty with health benefits?

BuildingBlog
Interior image of Tuupala Wood School.

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

A durable wood-based alternative to disposable cutlery

Wood and forestCase
Wood-based cutlery.

Outokumpu-based Akvila Cutlery Oy contributes to solving the world’s plastic problem with durable and reusable…

The EU Biodiversity Strategy sets ambitious targets – the measures must take into account overall sustainability and different circumstances in the Member States

BioeconomyNews

On 20 May 2020, the European Commission published a new Biodiversity Strategy aimed at halting…

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…

Finland and the State of Maine agree on cooperation in forest bioeconomy

BioeconomyNews

Prime Minister of Finland Antti Rinne and the Governor of Maine Janet Mills Finland and…