Sustainable, Climate-Neutral and Resource-Efficient Forest-Based Bioeconomy (FORBIO)

Public description of the goals at the beginning of the project

This research consortium will contribute to the renewal of the scientific knowledge base and provides for decision making smart means, solutions and tools needed to sustainably improve resource-efficiency and climate-neutrality of management and utilization of Finnish forests and to adapt to the changing operational environment (e.g. changing climate and demands of forest-based bioeconomy and society). Our research will cover: (i) tailored forest management and biomass production, (ii) resource smart feedstock supply for the bio-based symbioses, (iii) new value chains for forest biomass-based green chemicals, (iv) sustainability and acceptability of climate-neutral and resource-efficient forest-based bioeconomy, and (v) development opportunities of Finnish forest bioeconomy as a part of global change and European Union. The project will collaborate with many key interaction partners to ensure the societal significance, relevance and impacts of research.

Public description of the results at the end of the project

FORBIO project aimed to create new know-how, means, and solutions, which could provide preconditions for the sustainable, resource-efficient, and climate-neutral management and utilization of forests, and for proper adaptation to the changing operative environment (e.g., changing climate, and demands of forest-based bioeconomy and the society). The project has provided for the key stakeholders the smart know-how, means and solutions for better risk management and for enhancing in a sustainable way the climate-neutrality and resource-efficiency of the forest biomass production, feedstock supply for the bio-based symbioses and production and use of forest biomass-based products. It has also provided for decision making holistic knowhow, which could significantly improve the development opportunities of the climate neutral (low-carbon), resource-efficient and sustainable forest-based bioeconomy and the society, in Finland and also in whole European Union.

More information

  • Consortium's website
  • Consortium PI Heli Peltola, Professor, University of Eastern Finland, firstname.lastname(at)

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