Bioeconomy means an economy that utilises biological natural resources and turns them into food, energy and other products and services. It is characterised by the use of clean technologies that save the environment and by efficient recycling of materials. Bioeconomy makes us less dependent on fossil fuels, prevents the impoverishment of ecosystems, promotes economic development and creates new jobs. Bioeconomy is the next wave of economy.

Finland’s rise to become one of the world’s most prosperous countries is based on our ability to utilise renewable natural resources, our green gold. Forests and pristine nature are, and have always been, the basis of our existence. Finland has top-notch expertise in sustainable forest bioeconomy. Some 80 per cent of our land area is covered with forest, which we manage so well that more timber grows every year than we utilise. We also use waste and side streams efficiently. Finland has strong know-how in technology, construction, energy, chemistry, food and health sciences. Innovation, cooperation and combined technologies in these fields make Finland a true leader in bioeconomy. Have a question you want to solve sustainably through bioeconomy? Ask a Finn for advice.

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


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

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


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


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


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


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

Wooden building – A beauty with health benefits?


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

Video: Bioeconomy in Central Finland


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

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

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