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The Bioeconomy celebrates nature

The 3rd World BioEconomy Forum in Ruka, Finland
September 9-11, 2020


Experts from the leading edge of bioeconomy gather together in the outstanding nature of northeast Finland for roundtable discussions at the third World BioEconomy Forum in September 2020!

Themes 2020

The themes for World BioEconomy Forum 2020 have now been finalized - Take a closer look below!
Roundtable on Biostrategies
Politicians' and officials' views on measures needed to foster the Circular Bioeconomy and mitigate climate change
Sustainable Financing
Is the Circular Bioeconomy a sound investment opportunity or just a hype?
CEO panel
What do global executives think about the Circular Bioeconomy? What makes the Circular Bioeconomy tick?
How to get educated/trained for the bioeconomy? What are the best practices? How to get the young generation interested?

Bio-based value chains
Case Lignin – Time for a breakthrough?

Interested in contributing to the event as a speaker? Please send a proposal including the theme you are interested in and an abstract of your topic to
See more on the program here

Advisory board member Aida Greenbury will speak about the Circular Bioeconomy and climate change at the Fiber Value Chain Conference 2019, hosted by the Australasian Pulp and Paper Technical Association in Melbourne, Australia on 10 – 12 December. Read more about the event here >>

Advisory Board members Teresa Presas and Jukka Kantola will be in Brussels to meet major stakeholders of the circular bioeconomy on November 12-13 including EU Parliament, FTP, CEPI, BBIs, and EU-Commission.
Jukka Kantola will be a panellist at the Forests - Climate change, Sustainability and Bioeconomy Conference in Bucharest November 27. Romania is getting more and more of a foothold in the bioeconomy with its vast forest resources. The seminar is organised by the Embassy of Finland in Bucharest in collaboration with Romsilva, forest company Tornator and the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Waters of Romania.

Jukka Kantola to speak at the OECD BNCT meeting on December 2 about the World Bioeconomy Forum and Sustainability. Discussions will involve combined efforts on finding tools to measure sustainability in effective and transparent ways.
We want to hear your success stories about operating in the circular bioeconomy!

The World Bioeconomy Forum is not just a great place to meet and learn about the circular bioeconomy around the world; it is also the perfect platform for revealing success stories, including strategies, products and methods of production that are already making a real difference in this rapidly growing business sector.
We would like to highlight your particular success stories in our regular newsletters. We want to hear about how companies and individuals are not just talking the talk, but are walking the walk, including:
  • Implemented bio strategies that are measurable in the preserving of valuable natural resources  
  • Creating bio products from renewable raw materials previously derived from fossil fuels
  • Creating products from former waste streams 
  • Unique ways of recycling and reusing raw materials 
  • Production processes, innovations and methods that save on the use of natural resources, including raw materials, energy and water. 
Please contact us at with your success stories in the circular bioeconomy, we would be delighted to hear from you!    
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