Growing global and national interest in sustainable development addresses grand challenges due to overuse of our planet’s resources. The major drivers behind bioeconomy are aligned with the growing need to decrease oil dependency, increase circularity and mitigation of climate change. Bioeconomy is defined as an economy which targets growth by fostering and enabling sustainable use of renewable sources.

Bioeconomy for Climate Change Mitigation
SHIFT Business Webstival Expert Webinar Series
Date to be confirmed

On Stage
Linda Fröberg-Niemi, Head of the Clean Turku cluster in Turku Science Park
Lari Vähäsalo, R&D Director, CH-Bioforce

Hosted by
Lesley Jääskeläinen

Bioeconomy provides a basis for a society which is no longer dependent on fossil raw materials for energy and consumer goods production. With a comprehensive product design thinking that goes throughout the value chain from raw materials to product producer, bioeconomy enables resource-wise use of raw materials with a closed loop circulation. 

Turku Science Park’s spearhead cluster Clean Turku boosts sustainable business in bio- and circular economy ecosystems in Turku Business Region. Turku region has forerunner companies offering novel solutions to bio- and circular economies. One of the companies, CH-Bioforce Ltd is situated in Smart Chemistry Park. CH-Bioforce is a startup company whose chemistry innovation provides renewable raw materials for sustainable living.  Their technology can utilize almost any kind of biomass as feedstock: wood such as birch, pine, and spruce, and also non-wood such as straw or bagasse. They provide a new feedstock option to multiple industries, for example for chemical, textiles, and packaging applications.

You will get a glimpse on innovation and business activities going on in the CLEAN Turku sector and hear a very inspiring talk by CH-Bioforce.


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D.Sc., Business Development Manager, Chemical Industry and Cleantech, Turku Science Park

Lari Vähäsalo

R&D director, CH-Bioforce

Lesley Jääskeläinen

Facilitator, SHIFT Expert Webinars & Solution Stage