Tag: research

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…

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…

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 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

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Mikrobeja tutkitaan petrimaljassa.

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

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…

Roach and other cyprinid fish are an unexploited treasure in Finnish waters

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Finland has a great deal of potential when it comes to increasing the sustainable use…

Impressions from the Akzo Nobel Imagine Chemistry 2018 finals

ChemistryBlog

20.6.2018 Akzo Nobel Specialty Chemicals organized the finals of their Imagine Chemistry Challenge 2018 with…

A study shows the important economic impact of the wilderness economy for Finland

BioeconomyNews

On Thursday 24 May 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry held a seminar on…

Making of Tomorrow: Flexibility from Bioenergy

EnergyVideo
Man driving a car. An image from video.

Bioenergy is an easily adjustable and storable form of renewable energy. It can offer both…

Research project: Photosynthesis research – a fundamental tool in bioeconomy

BioeconomyCase
Laboratory equipment.

Transition from fossil raw materials to sustainable bioeconomy is one of the most fundamental challenges…

Transition Governance towards a Bioeconomy: A Comparison of Finland and The Netherlands

BioeconomyNews

Picture: Assessment of phase of the Finnish bioeconomy transition. In both Finland and The Netherlands…

Future food from your kitchen table

FoodCase
Blueberries and CellPod food cells in a wooden cup.

Forget the shrivelled basils! How about a cloudberry or arctic bramble-smoothie with fresh ingredients grown…

The Finnish national parks have a high return on investment – the visitor volumes are going up

Wood and forestCase
Julma-Ölkky canyon lake.

Finnish outdoor activities are currently attracting both Finnish and international tourists. The visitor numbers of…