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FinnCERES is a flagship for our sustainable future, center for the materials bioeconomy.
Birch leaves. Photo: Valeria Azovskaya

FinnCERES is the joint competence center for the materials bioeconomy between Aalto and VTT. We aim to ensure our sustainable future by developing materials and applications for the future bio-economy with a solid scientific foundation.

For more information, visit the main webpage of the project: finnceres.fi 


Aalto and VTT have formed a globally top-ranked competence cluster on lignocellulose and bioeconomy materials with a proven scientific and economic impact track record.

FinnCERES directly supports the realization of the Finnish national bio-economy strategy by creating new businesses based on novel value-added products manufactured from the constituents of wood. By providing a solid scientific foundation, we contribute to the Finnish forest industry renewal.

Transformation by FinnCERES

FinnCERES addresses some of the most urgent global megatrends such as resource sufficiency, climate change, and quality of life. These challenges are turned into opportunities, and with help of scientific discoveries further into potential solutions:

  • The usage of new biomaterials to replace or capture plastics;
  • Overpass the textile fibre gap;
  • Development the light-weight materials for various end-uses;
  • Evaluation of solutions for partly bio-based electronics and many more.

FinnCERES is based on the well-established collaboration on bioeconomy between Aalto and VTT, the advanced bioeconomy infrastructure, the continuous technological progression and several spin off companies. The Flagship will operate in close collaboration with the industry and other stakeholders in order to create economic and societal impacts from its scientific results.

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Bio-based coating for wood outperforms traditional synthetic options

Researchers turn a non-toxic residue into wood coating that resists abrasion-, stain-, and sunlight.
Boreal forest belt
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Academic co-operation on the boreal forest belt launched to accelerate innovation and adoption of bio-based solutions

University of British Columbia (UBC), Aalto University and VTT are joining their strong expertise on bio-based materials by launching the Boreal Alliance. The collaboration is realized via the Finnish FinnCERES Flagship and the BioProducts Institute at UBC.
Because of its lightness, its heat insulation properties, and its strength, the foam material can also be used for insulation in buildings if it is both resistant to humidity and fire safe. Picture: Mikko Raskinen.
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Edible shock- and heat-resistant wood foam could replace plastic packaging

A new bio-based material could replace substances such as Styrofoam and bubble wrap. Artificial intelligence is being used to the development of the material.
Luonnoskuva valokuiduista. Kuva: Ville Hynninen and Nonappa.
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Sustainable optical fibres developed from methylcellulose

Researchers from Tampere University and Aalto University have developed optical fibres from methylcellulose, a commonly used cellulose derivative. The finding opens new avenues to short-distance optical fibres using sustainable and environmentally benign fibre processing. The finding was published in the journal Small
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