“It really is a treasure chest! From pharmaceuticals to cosmetics and food, bark is a remarkably versatile source of raw materials. It contains anti-microbial and antioxidant compounds which can be used as preservatives and ingredients to enhance the taste of food products. It can also provide raw materials for industrial applications like adhesives and insulating materials and can even help in removing impurities.”
Welcome to Bio Market Insights Quarterly Issue #17 your dedicated global guide to the latest news and essential business developments for bio-based and sustainable chemicals, materials and products and the brands that purchase, use and sell the plus a focus on the role of the circular economy and synthetic biology in the emerging bio-economy.
The quote above is from Pekka Saranpää, Research Manager at the Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE) and an expert in forest products and the subject of one of our features in this issue. In which, we look not just at the huge (currently unfulfilled) potential of bark but also at how Finland is leading the way in harnessing its power.
Bio Market Insights Quarterly Issue #17 includes these features, so download now.
- Full steam ahead for Japan with biomass to energy with Siemens
- Call for US to Invest in Skills to Retain ‘Bioeconomy Leader’.
- How Finnish bioeconomy pioneers the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) are unlocking the “treasure chest” found in the forests and beyond
- Watch: How the Baltic Sea’s pollutants could instead be turned into valuable resources.
- Finding sustainable solutions for sportswear.
- A natural kind of blue collaboration.
- Toy giant Mattel aims to construct a more sustainable future with new bio-based building sets.
- How a unique approach from Fluid Quip Technologies is providing vital building blocks for the bioeconomy.
- BOTTLE: Bio-Optimized Technologies to keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and the Environment.
- Inside the VALUEMAG project a revolutionary, innovative, and eco-friendly solution to significantly reduce algae harvesting costs.
- Axens White Paper: Solutions for More Sustainable Transportation Fuels and Chemicals.
- News in brief, editor’s welcome and more.