Future Bioeconomy is based on high value products utilizing the ingenuity of nature with renewable plant-based materials. Lignocellulose offers solutions for sustainable textiles, novel packaging, air and water purification, electronics, energy storage and energy harvesting. It has a myriad of inherent, functional capabilities that can outplay its fossil based counter parts. Bioeconomy is not only about replacing fossils, it is also about creating entirely new materials.
FinnCERES is a globally significant competence centre, jointly formed by Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd in the area of materials bioeconomy. The centre spins from proven scientific and technological records and intends to have a strong societal impact. FinnCERES was awarded Flagship funding from the Academy of Finland in May 2018.