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News, 4/15/2013

Forests support innovative bioeconomy

Illustration: UPMFinnish forest industry, wood-based bioenergy, biofuel, biogas, biodiesel, bio-oil, wood construction, Onbone casts, composites, nanocellulose, UPM, Stora Enso, Metsä Group, microfibril, Green Fuel Nordic, FortumThe Finnish forest industry is focusing on sustainability with biofuels and new, amazing, wood-based materials.

Right now the forest industry is experiencing a hectic period of fostering new products and business models, with a focus on biofuels and the development of new, wood-based materials.

Wood construction is also undergoing a renaissance at the moment. Sustainability and climate issues form the common denominator for all new-era wood products.

Finland is engaged in large investment projects with the EU regarding the utilisation of biomass. The country holds a leading position internationally in the research of bioenergy, biofuels and biorefineries. The Finnish forest cluster aims to double the value of forest products and services by 2030, based on 2006 levels.

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Updated 4/15/2013


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