Finland’s bioeconomy strategy aims to create competitive, sustainable solutions and new jobs. The forestry industry is a natural part of the bioeconomy and has decades of experience and expertise in the utilisation of wood fibres. Wood-based bioproducts already form one of the most important industries in the national economy of Finland.
Uusi puu - The New Wood Project - shows what wood can do
Uusi puu – New Wood – is a community of over 20 Finnish operators. The participants represent a broad range of Finnish forestry sector players, including forest owners, small and large companies, organisations, educational and research institutions. We are working together to increase awareness of the wood-based bioeconomy, highlighting new and existing products and solutions, exploring their impact on society and evaluating the growth potential of the sector.
The New Wood project is open to all operators in the field. Join us and let people know what wood can do!
The forestry industry - a natural part of the bioeconomy
• The annual growth of the Finnish forests is considerably more than the amount of wood currently utilised.
• Wood is a completely recyclable raw material, which helps to reduce dependence on fossil raw materials.
• The bioeconomy is one of the most rapidly growing economic sectors in the world:
– In Finland, the total value of the bioeconomy is over EUR 60 billion per year.
–Finland’s bioeconomy strategy aims to increase this figure to EUR 100 billion, and to create 100,000 new jobs by 2025. More than half of this growth can come from the wood-based industry.