Renewable Matter # 1 / Next Europe

The Many Lives of Matter. Here's how to Convert it Back

by Jukka Kantola

We are living in interesting times. It is said that the 19th century was powered by coal, the 20thcentury by oil and hopefully the 21st century will be powered by the bioeconomy. So are we going back to our roots? Today chemical companies like DSM are already looking ahead to the bioeconomy, and they are not the only ones.


Traditional forest industry products (like pulp and paper) are a vital part of the bioeconomy. Here we take a closer look at other emerging products. 

Forest resources are becoming an interesting alternative for the bioeconomy as the acceptance of food chain biomass reduces. The transition from first generation to second generation is well under way and we have already seen the...

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