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Sustainability is good business

Finland is a leading country in finding solutions for the climate change. Our open and competitive energy systems have fostered innovation ecosystems in energy and sustainable manufacturing, connecting startups, large enterprises, research organizations and the public sector. Finland offers a unique platform for developing and commercializing energy and manufacturing technologies based on clean solutions. 

Developing renewable energy and creating a sustainable battery value chain bring new opportunities

Finland's focus areas in renewable energy production are wind and solar power generation, P2X solutions, biofuels and bioenergy. The combination of developments in the focus areas creates opportunities for new business and enables companies and investors to access the stable renewable energy markets in Finland.

Finnish companies, research institutes, universities and the public sector work together and actively participate in creating a European battery ecosystem. Finland has all the key components required to build this ecosystem – from raw materials to applications to recycling know-how. Finland offers open innovation in a stable and competitive business environment. All this is increasingly attracting international companies that are interested in becoming part of Europe's growing battery ecosystem.

Providing an ideal testbed for tomorrow's smart energy solutions

Finnish digitalization and smart energy know-how contribute to the global energy transformation, meeting the needs of increasingly complex and decentralized energy systems. Finland has decades of experience in running an extremely stable electric grid, while also pioneering many innovative solutions and boosting startups in the field of new energy.

Smart manufacturing driven by innovation and expertise

Finland's strengths in the manufacturing sector are sustainability, innovation and digitalization. Known for its highly energy-efficient process industries and machinery production, Finland is home to world-class process engineering, automotive, maritime and intelligent vehicle production.

Listen how Finland and Finnish companies are leading the transition towards more sustainable world, and creating solutions to reach climate targets in action. Joining us in the conversation in our podcast are Tiina Pajula from VTT, Rauno Hatakka from Kone and Miika Kaski from Sandvik.

Solar Cluster Study 01/2021

Finland has set an ambitious goal in its Energy and Climate Strategy to be carbon neutral by 2035. Thanks to this, the renewable energy market is gaining momentum in Finland – solar energy market among others. Take a look at the first comprehensive report about the solar markets and see the potential Finland has to offer for your renewable energy business.

Read the report

BASF selected Finland

BASF selected Harjavalta, as its first location for producing battery materials to serve the European automotive market, enabling a supply of approximately 300,000 full electric vehicles per year with BASF battery materials.

"With the investment in Harjavalta, BASF will be present in all major regions with local production and increased customer proximity, further supporting the rapidly growing electric vehicle market."

Kenneth Lane
BASF's Catalyst Division

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Markku Kivistö

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Sari Toivonen

+358 400 472 060