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Centre of Forest Bioeconomy in North Karelia


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Service:
Centre of Forest Bioeconomy in North Karelia
Digital Agenda Category:
Research & Innovation
Service Type:
Action Plan
Status:
Operational
Producing Project:
CO2FREE
Implementing Region:
North Karelia
Implementing Organisation:
Regional Council of North Karelia
Regional Council of North Karelia has chosen best practise from the region of Timisoara (Romania). The “Politehnica” University in Timisoara has created a research centre, the Research Institute for Renewable Energy (RIRE) in order to exploit and develop the research potential that exists in Western Romania in the field of renewable energy. With an adequate location, equipment and training, the Institute will ensure the increase of competitiveness and international visibility of regional research results within the field of the renewable energy, such as biogas, wind power and solar energy.

There was one finally failed trial in North Karelia in this field in 2010 called METTI. The clever idea was to create a national centre which:
• is an international player in the wood based bioenergy sector
• develops a research and innovation activity in global scale
• builds a bridge between international top-research, innovations and business
• acts as a demonstration of user and customer based national innovation
• builds a network between knowledge centres which concentrates on research of the wood based bioenergy and international business models in the sustainable forest bio economy.


The new Centre of Forest Bio Economy builds on this idea and in this Regional Action Plan the idea is expanded from wood based bioenergy wider to forest bio-economy which includes not only raw material and energy producing but also themes like chemistry, manufacture of equipment and wood based construction.
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