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Finland is the epicentre of the bioeconomy revolution

With renewing solid industry cluster, world-class competence and research, innovative technology, favourable & long-term policies and numerous growth opportunities, Finland offers unique platform for bio-based production & partnering.

About half of Finland's bioeconomy consists of the forest industry, which has been a mainstay of the Finnish economy for centuries. Finland is Europe's most heavily forested country with 86% of its land area under forest. Everything that is made out of oil today can be made out of wood tomorrow – and in Finland we are already doing it!

Hub for radical innovations and collaboration

Finland's success is based on a deep understanding of the entire bioproduct value chain, world-class experimental research, integration of crossdisciplinary sciences and "open access" pilots and demonstration platforms.

Innovative new biomaterials are already produced by large companies, and to accelerate the transition from basic research to commercialization, research-based start-ups and growth companies are a core part of the business ecosystem. With strong relationships between end-users, companies and researchers, Finland offers an unbeatable development platform for innovation and co-operation.

Strong government support and favourable policies

The National Bioeconomy and Energy & Climate strategies as well as the world's first Circular Economy Roadmap facilitate continuous growth and renewal of the forestry industry – Finland's 2025 vision is that sustainable bioeconomy solutions will form the basis of welfare and competitiveness.

Industry cluster offers huge growth opportunities

Recent investments in advanced bioproducts have paved the way for the future. We are experiencing a biofuel and pulp boom. New refineries and mills are coming, while platforms and resources are ready for further refinement, product formulation and the production of value-added products, such as biochemicals and advanced biomaterials.

Offering great opportunities

"Finland is a world leader in the bioeconomy sector, offering great opportunities and potential. That's why we are determined to build the biorefinery project in Kemijärvi."

Yuhang Wang
Vice President
China CAMC
Engineering Co., Ltd

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Finland's success is based on a deep understanding of the entire bio-product value chain, world-class experimental research, integration of cross-disciplinary sciences and "open access" pilots and demonstration platforms – offering fruitful platform for sustainable growth.

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Head of industry, Bio & Circular Economy

Juha Peltomäki

+358 40 343 3304
Senior Advisor

Helvi Väisänen

+358 40 3433 295