25 March 2015
Finland has a strong bio-capacity; 76 per cent of land is covered by forest. However, Finnish economy is strongly dependent on foreign natural resources – about 50 per cent of domestic production is based on imported materials. In contradiction, a big part of Finland’s domestic production is consumed abroad – about 50 per cent of domestic production is exported. Scattered through these facts, we can see that the birth of Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) is well justified for the new era of national economy. Luke should become the core research center and the innovation zone for the bioeconomy, i.e. the Finnish natural resources-based economy.
18 March 2015
Forget the healthy low fat cold cut chicken breast packages that fill the shelves in every grocery shop. Give us new, exotic culinary experiences. Give us a healthy, local, organic loaf of bread that tastes good. We will be happy and healthy and willing to promote a food industry that sees the trouble of serving us well.
12 March 2015
Writing scientific articles is not always an easy task; we have seen evidence of this in numerous articles, courses and webinars which are held to support scientists in this essential dissemination task.
04 March 2015
Previously trends in the official statistics, and specifically the national accounts, have reflected the boom of innovation and research activities, and the rise of the consultation and service sectors. In the awake of the growth of bioeconomy, changes have come also to our statistical field. We are now forced to review the statistics of agriculture, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries in the context of bioeconomy that reflect the dynamics of the yellow, green and blue growth.
12 February 2015
There is a demand for wood utilisation technologies in Russia, mainly from private investors. In spite of the relatively high costs of the Finnish equipment and know-how on biomass utilisation due to weak rouble, the efficiency and reliability of Finnish solutions are valued by the potential investors. From my point of view, the necessity to reduce energy costs will be the driving force in the development of the bioeconomy in Russia. But there are still open questions on what kind of cooperation Finland can offer in the long-term and short-term perspectives.
23 December 2014
Two life science graduates from Oxford University tracking stories from Down Under to Up North.
24 June 2014
“Open Science World” is a science webzine for people all over the world. Its main mission is making active interaction between general public and researchers. People can reach cutting-edge studies in all scientific fields on this webzine. Researchers can post pieces about their academic research in an understandable way in order to make a public appeal of their research activities.
18 June 2014
Strooder is a product developed by a startup from the University of West England. The company, called omnidynamics is currently running a Kickstarter campaign for raise funds to further develop the product.
Aimed at the 3D Printing enthusiast and early adopters, Strooder allows you to feed in crushed plastic materials or pellets to produce your very own filaments in various sizes at the touch of a botton on its slick, user friendly display screen.
Plastic filaments are the A4 paper of 3D printers.
18 May 2014
A blog about the process of evolution and the richly diverse, intricately interconnected world it has generated.
18 May 2014
A popular science blog about evolution and genetics, using stories about plants, insects, and bacteria to remind us that while humans are unique, we're not special.
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