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Clean solutions and green transition

Clean solutions and green transition

The green transition support the structural economic change and carbon-neutral welfare society.

North Karelia utilises abundant and high quality forest and wood resources sustainably in new bio-based products. In the further processing of biomass, the aim is to create high added value products in which the raw material becomes e.g. textile fibre or biocomposite.

Priority areas of the Clean solutions and green transition pillar

Priority areas of the Clean solutions and green transition pillar:

New bio-based high added value products

  • New uses and end products of wood raw material and other renewable raw materials and their side streams
  • Further processing of biomass

Sustainable, low-carbon housing solutions

  • Wood construction and the utilisation of renewable materials
  • Sustainable urban development
  • Life cycle solutions in housing

Natural resources and related value creation

  • Natural products
  • Clean raw materials and their further processing
  • Digital forest services

Multidisciplinary solutions for green energy

  • New energy production solutions
  • Emission management
  • Carbon capture and further use

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Our forest bioeconomy sector is strongly collaborative in nature. In addition to the companies, there are national and international actors of forest bioeconomy in North Karelia.

Natural Resources Institute Finland Finnish Forest Centre Finnish Environment Institute European Forest Institute

In North Karelia, forestry education and research are carried out at all levels of education.

University of Eastern Finland Karelia University of Applied Sciences Riveria – vocational education and training

We have several research and testing environments for co-developing new products and services. These environments are utilized by RDI organisations, companies and students.

GreenHub WoodJoensuu Sirkkala Energy Park – R&D services in the renewable energy sector Open forest information services

Important international partnership networks for our region are the so-called smart specialisation platforms and the European Network of Forested Regions, among others.

S3 Bioenergy S3 Sustainable Buildings European Network of Forested Regions BIC bioeconomy platform Bioregions Facility

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Have a look at our expertise

John Deere video

Did you know that the world's biggest manufacturer of forest equipment operates in Joensuu?

Puukerrostalo video

Did you know that Finland´s tallest wooden building is located in Joensuu?

Koivunmahla video

Did you know that North Karelia exports millions of liters of pure birch sap annually?

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