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Bio Economy

Kainuu provides first class conditions for the development of bio-economy via considerable renewable natural resources and extensive knowledge in the region.
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Bio-Economy in the Regional Programme Goals

Kainuu provides first class conditions for the development of bio-economy via considerable renewable natural resources and extensive knowledge in the region. The forests in Kainuu are a key bio-economy resource and can be processed, among other things, into bio-energy, for instance different kinds of fuel or bio-plastics and a range of building materials. 

The goal is to change operational structures and consumer behaviour patterns and by increasing the amount of processed material, gradually shift towards bio-economy and away from fossil economy.

KaiCell Fibers Ltd 

KaiCell Fibers Ltd is a bio-industry company breaking new ground in sustainable value creation in Kainuu region. The venture was started at the initiative of the Regional Council of Kainuu in response to concerns by forest owners and other bio-economy stakeholders that the region’s sustainable annual growth in fibre wood was not being converted into economic benefits for the area.

Tapping into the Kainuu region's extensive and currently under-utilised fibre wood resources, KaiCell Fibers intends to build a state-of-the-art sulphate pulp mill as the core component in a bio-industrial park designed to accommodate downstream operators, who will add further value to the mill’s output and benefit from available synergies – such as energy. In order to keep the pulp mill’s wood requirement in balance with what can be sourced within the region itself – thus avoiding costly long-distance logistics – KaiCell Fibers will not aim to join the million ton league, but instead focus on total value created at the site.

To pursue this strategy to its full potential, the company is looking for partners that will fit the KaiCell Fibers formula.

Biofuels at Invest in Kainuu

Invest in Kainuu team is dedicated to the promotion and facilitation of inward investment to the Kainuu region. Read more about the possibilities and new openings in Kainuu region or find the contact details at the Invest in Kainuu website if you wish to make a specific enquiry.

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