Kotkamills Oy participating in New Tree (Uusi puu) project

Bioeconomy is one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world. It concerns the production, use, processing and marketing of renewable natural resources and the consumption of products made from renewable natural resources.

In addition to generating well-being, bioeconomy offers solutions to major global challenges, such as scarcity of resources, urbanisation, changes in the population structure, digitisation and conscious consumption. Bioeconomy is one of the three focus areas of Finnish industry, and the goal is to create 100,000 new jobs in the field by 2025.

However, these goals do not materialise by themselves. Wood is a renewable and increasing natural resource, which makes the forestry sector a natural part of the bioeconomy. For this reason, forestry organisations decided to join forces to launch the New Tree project (Uusi puu). The participants represent an extensive range of Finnish forestry sector players, from forest owners to small and large companies, educational institutions, employees, interest groups and users of wood-based products.

The project aims to increase awareness of the wood-based bioeconomy – of products and solutions already available, their impact on society and the growth potential of the sector.

In other words: how is the forestry sector facilitating the bioeconomy in addition to paper manufacture, wood construction and energy production?

Kotkamills Oy is a proud participant in the New Tree project. Visit the site  for more information about the project.

News 2014