Articles on 13. Climate action

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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…

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…

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,…

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 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…

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

EnergyCase
An airplane flying through the cloudy sky.

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

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…

How to cut the carbon footprint of milk down to zero?

FoodCase
A woman and a grazing cow.

Valio’s goal is to cut the carbon footprint of milk to zero by 2035. Carbon-neutral…

Bioeconomy promoting rural development in Europe

BioeconomyBlog
Lavender field.

The bioeconomy can mean very different things for people living in rural areas in Finland,…

BLOOM gives a fresh boost to bioeconomy communication in Europe

BioeconomyBlog
Bioeconomy products.

Bioeconomy, and more specifically circular bioeconomy, is a hot topic in Europe at the moment…

Woodio’s waterproof wood composite elevates wood to a new level

Wood and forestCase
Woodio design basin.

Finnish design has a new top product that combines Scandinavian design, modern innovation, and an…