Metsä Wood

Metsä Wood: Innovative way of combining concrete with Kerto® LVL

Metsä Wood is an engineered wood products manufacturer that is part of the Metsä Group. The company processes sustainable wood raw materials into sustainable, material-efficient products for construction, industrial, and distribution customers. Its primary products include Kerto® Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL), birch and spruce plywood, and upgraded wood products. Kerto® LVL is a strong, rigid, and lightweight Laminated Veneer Lumber made from bonded softwood veneers, used in various construction projects and customisable into beams, planks, or panels. Additionally, the company offers services related to supply chain and digital solutions, sustainability, technical support, and research and development (R&D). Metsä Wood plays a relevant role in wood processing innovation, contributing to advancements in infrastructure construction and interior design.

Contact information

Kalle Ikonen, Manager, Corporate Affairs – European Union, Metsä Group (Espoo, Finland)

📧 Kalle.ikonen @ metsagroup.com 🔗 LinkedIn 🌐 Website

Type of solution

  • Alternative material
  • Product innovation
  • Technological innovation

Impact sector

  • Infrastructure
  • Construction and interior
  • Wood and cork
  • Wood processing

Content: Metsä Wood: Innovative way of combining concrete with Kerto® LVL

Related to: Bioeconomy Innovation Day 2024

Publisher: Bioregions Facility

Year: 2024

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Metsä Wood
Kerto® LVL is a strong, rigid, and lightweight Laminated Veneer Lumber made from bonded softwood veneers, used in various construction projects.
Nature2Bond
The Nature2Bond project has developed an innovative method to produce 100% bio-based, sustainable, and non-toxic bio-glues.
CARpenTiER and WoodC.A.R.
CircuLignum seeks to enhance the sustainability of wood use by leveraging expertise in industrial engineering, digitalisation, and wood technology.
CircuLignum
CircuLignum seeks to enhance the sustainability of wood use by leveraging expertise in industrial engineering, digitalisation, and wood technology.
Strong by form
Strong by form is focused on creating technological innovations within the construction, interiors and automotive industries.
Land Life
Land Life is a technology-driven reforestation company that plants trees on a large scale
WOWnature
WOWnature is a web-based platform that contribute to growing new forests and preserving existing ones by planting and adopting trees.
Ecobase
Ecobase is a company specialised in developing afforestation and forestry carbon projects in Europe.
Ecosystem Value Alliance Foundation
Ecosystem Value Alliance Foundation (eva foundation) is dedicated to enhancing the value of ecosystem services and promoting private investments in forest adaptation.
MicoQR
MicoQR is a mobile Android app developed by Cesefor that enables traceability and guarantees the legality of the purchase and sale of wild mushrooms.

Nature2Bond

Nature2Bond: Bio-based sustainable adhesive system

The Nature2Bond project has developed an innovative method to produce 100% bio-based, sustainable, and non-toxic bio-glues. These bio-glues have the potential to replace fossil-based adhesives, such as those containing formaldehyde, in the production of engineered wood panels. This method aligns with European Union requirements for eco-friendly products throughout their life cycle, as the materials can be recycled and reused. Nature2Bond’s bio-adhesive matches the performance of current exterior-grade adhesives and meets the stringent standards required for plywood and Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL). This method leverages forest industry side streams, making it both sustainable and efficient. At the current stage of the project, industrial cooperation is crucial to identify specific applications and tailor the bio-glues for practical use.

Contact information

Anuj Kumar, Senior Scientist, Luke Natural Resources Institute Finland (Helsinki, Finland)

📧 anuj.kumar @ luke.fi 🔗 LinkedIn 🌐 Website

Type of solution

  • Alternative material
  • Circularity
  • Product innovation

Impact sector

  • Biomaterials
  • Biorefinery
  • Infrastructure
  • Construction and interior
  • Wood and cork
  • Wood processing

Content: Nature2Bond: Bio-based sustainable adhesive system

Related to: Bioeconomy Innovation Day 2024

Publisher: Bioregions Facility

Year: 2024

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Metsä Wood
Kerto® LVL is a strong, rigid, and lightweight Laminated Veneer Lumber made from bonded softwood veneers, used in various construction projects.
Nature2Bond
The Nature2Bond project has developed an innovative method to produce 100% bio-based, sustainable, and non-toxic bio-glues.
CARpenTiER and WoodC.A.R.
CircuLignum seeks to enhance the sustainability of wood use by leveraging expertise in industrial engineering, digitalisation, and wood technology.
CircuLignum
CircuLignum seeks to enhance the sustainability of wood use by leveraging expertise in industrial engineering, digitalisation, and wood technology.
Strong by form
Strong by form is focused on creating technological innovations within the construction, interiors and automotive industries.
Land Life
Land Life is a technology-driven reforestation company that plants trees on a large scale
WOWnature
WOWnature is a web-based platform that contribute to growing new forests and preserving existing ones by planting and adopting trees.
Ecobase
Ecobase is a company specialised in developing afforestation and forestry carbon projects in Europe.
Ecosystem Value Alliance Foundation
Ecosystem Value Alliance Foundation (eva foundation) is dedicated to enhancing the value of ecosystem services and promoting private investments in forest adaptation.
MicoQR
MicoQR is a mobile Android app developed by Cesefor that enables traceability and guarantees the legality of the purchase and sale of wild mushrooms.

CARpenTiER and WoodC.A.R.

CARpenTiER and WoodC.A.R.: Innovative wood applications in automotive engineering

CARpenTiER and WoodC.A.R. projects focus on innovative applications of wood in automotive and mechanical engineering. CARpenTiER aims to develop production technologies for wood-based hybrid structures, using materials like laminated wood and natural fibre-reinforced composites, reducing weight by 10–40% and lowering emissions. It emphasises process development and dynamic control through digital twins. WoodC.A.R. (Computer Aided Research) aims to develop new wood applications in the automotive sector, strengthening the timber and mobility industries. Through cross-innovation, the project advances virtual calculation methods and simulation techniques, accelerating product development and highlighting wood as a high-performance, lightweight material. Both projects are supported by consortia of academic and industrial partners, funded by initiatives like the COMET programme, to promote sustainability and innovation in the mobility sector.

Contact information

Thomas Krenke, Innovationszentrum-Weiz (Graz, Austria)

📧 thomas.krenke @ innovationszentrum-weiz.at 🔗 LinkedIn 🌐 Website

Type of solution

  • Alternative material
  • Product innovation
  • Technological innovation

Impact sector

  • Biomaterials
  • Infrastructure
  • Construction and interior
  • Wood and cork
  • Wood processing

Content: CARpenTiER and WoodC.A.R.: Innovative wood applications in automotive engineering

Related to: Bioeconomy Innovation Day 2024

Publisher: Bioregions Facility

Year: 2024

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Metsä Wood
Kerto® LVL is a strong, rigid, and lightweight Laminated Veneer Lumber made from bonded softwood veneers, used in various construction projects.
Nature2Bond
The Nature2Bond project has developed an innovative method to produce 100% bio-based, sustainable, and non-toxic bio-glues.
CARpenTiER and WoodC.A.R.
CircuLignum seeks to enhance the sustainability of wood use by leveraging expertise in industrial engineering, digitalisation, and wood technology.
CircuLignum
CircuLignum seeks to enhance the sustainability of wood use by leveraging expertise in industrial engineering, digitalisation, and wood technology.
Strong by form
Strong by form is focused on creating technological innovations within the construction, interiors and automotive industries.
Land Life
Land Life is a technology-driven reforestation company that plants trees on a large scale
WOWnature
WOWnature is a web-based platform that contribute to growing new forests and preserving existing ones by planting and adopting trees.
Ecobase
Ecobase is a company specialised in developing afforestation and forestry carbon projects in Europe.
Ecosystem Value Alliance Foundation
Ecosystem Value Alliance Foundation (eva foundation) is dedicated to enhancing the value of ecosystem services and promoting private investments in forest adaptation.
MicoQR
MicoQR is a mobile Android app developed by Cesefor that enables traceability and guarantees the legality of the purchase and sale of wild mushrooms.

CircuLignum

CircuLignum: Changing the economy in small steps

CircuLignum is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting circular economy principles in wood processing. The organisation includes students, professors, and staff from the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences (TH OWL) in Germany. The initiative aims to encourage sustainable practices in the use of wood and wood-based materials, facilitating the transition from a linear to a circular economy. Through innovation, education, and collaboration, CircuLignum seeks to enhance the sustainability of wood use by leveraging expertise in industrial engineering, digitalisation, and wood technology. The organisation is focused on creating an online portal that allows individuals to obtain production residues from the furniture supply industry, such as chipboard and fibreboard, for non-commercial use and private projects in exchange for small donations. These materials are sourced from regional partners affiliated with industrial partners in Ostwestfalen-Lippe. This initiative aligns with the principles of circularity and involves developing the platform as an innovative service in the wood sector.

Contact information

Noemi König and Martin Tremmel, CircuLignum (Lemgo, Germany)

📧 koenig @ circulignum.de 📧 tremmel @ circulignum.de 🌐 Website

Type of solution

  • Collaboration and stakeholder engagement
  • Communication and awareness
  • Circularity
  • Logistical innovation
  • Process innovation

Impact sector

  • Forest education and research
  • Non-wood forest products
  • Wood and cork
  • Wood processing

Content: CircuLignum: Changing the economy in small steps

Related to: Bioeconomy Innovation Day 2024

Publisher: Bioregions Facility

Year: 2024

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Metsä Wood
Kerto® LVL is a strong, rigid, and lightweight Laminated Veneer Lumber made from bonded softwood veneers, used in various construction projects.
Nature2Bond
The Nature2Bond project has developed an innovative method to produce 100% bio-based, sustainable, and non-toxic bio-glues.
CARpenTiER and WoodC.A.R.
CircuLignum seeks to enhance the sustainability of wood use by leveraging expertise in industrial engineering, digitalisation, and wood technology.
CircuLignum
CircuLignum seeks to enhance the sustainability of wood use by leveraging expertise in industrial engineering, digitalisation, and wood technology.
Strong by form
Strong by form is focused on creating technological innovations within the construction, interiors and automotive industries.
Land Life
Land Life is a technology-driven reforestation company that plants trees on a large scale
WOWnature
WOWnature is a web-based platform that contribute to growing new forests and preserving existing ones by planting and adopting trees.
Ecobase
Ecobase is a company specialised in developing afforestation and forestry carbon projects in Europe.
Ecosystem Value Alliance Foundation
Ecosystem Value Alliance Foundation (eva foundation) is dedicated to enhancing the value of ecosystem services and promoting private investments in forest adaptation.
MicoQR
MicoQR is a mobile Android app developed by Cesefor that enables traceability and guarantees the legality of the purchase and sale of wild mushrooms.

Strong by form

Strong by form: High-performance bio-composites

Strong by form is a tech start-up focused on creating technological innovations within the construction, interiors and automotive industries to ensure societal advancement in alignment with environmental considerations. The developed technology, Woodflow, generates lightweight structural solutions using timber-based biocomposites. These materials have the potential to replace steel and concrete in industries such as infrastructure and mobility while reducing both weight and environmental footprint. Their design-to-manufacturing technology harnesses the natural strength of tree structures in engineered wood, blending digital design, structural optimisation, and fabrication to create lightweight yet high-performance structural wood-based composite parts. This innovative technology opens new possibilities for design, allowing the creation of modern interiors using the natural warmth of wood.

Contact information

Andres Mitnik, CEO and co-founder, Strong by Form (Madrid, Spain; Stuttgart, Germany; HQ: Santiago, Chile)

📧 amitnik @ strongbyform.com 🔗 LinkedIn 🌐 Website

Type of solution

  • Alternative material
  • Product innovation
  • Technological innovation

Impact sector

  • Biomaterials
  • Infrastructure
  • Construction and interior
  • Wood and cork
  • Wood processing

Content: Strong by form: High-performance bio-composites

Related to: Bioeconomy Innovation Day 2024

Publisher: Bioregions Facility

Year: 2024

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Metsä Wood
Kerto® LVL is a strong, rigid, and lightweight Laminated Veneer Lumber made from bonded softwood veneers, used in various construction projects.
Nature2Bond
The Nature2Bond project has developed an innovative method to produce 100% bio-based, sustainable, and non-toxic bio-glues.
CARpenTiER and WoodC.A.R.
CircuLignum seeks to enhance the sustainability of wood use by leveraging expertise in industrial engineering, digitalisation, and wood technology.
CircuLignum
CircuLignum seeks to enhance the sustainability of wood use by leveraging expertise in industrial engineering, digitalisation, and wood technology.
Strong by form
Strong by form is focused on creating technological innovations within the construction, interiors and automotive industries.
Land Life
Land Life is a technology-driven reforestation company that plants trees on a large scale
WOWnature
WOWnature is a web-based platform that contribute to growing new forests and preserving existing ones by planting and adopting trees.
Ecobase
Ecobase is a company specialised in developing afforestation and forestry carbon projects in Europe.
Ecosystem Value Alliance Foundation
Ecosystem Value Alliance Foundation (eva foundation) is dedicated to enhancing the value of ecosystem services and promoting private investments in forest adaptation.
MicoQR
MicoQR is a mobile Android app developed by Cesefor that enables traceability and guarantees the legality of the purchase and sale of wild mushrooms.

Land Life

Land Life: High-integrity nature restoration at scale

Land Life is a technology-driven reforestation company that plants trees on a large scale; it offers businesses and individuals a transparent, sustainable method of combating climate change and offsetting carbon emissions by restoring nature. By combining cutting-edge tools and data analytics, Land Life aims to quantify and monitor the carbon sequestration potential of reforestation and ecosystem restoration projects to enhance biodiversity, improve groundwater flows, and stabilise the soil. The company has developed a prediction model that provides data on carbon capture and nature impact projections. Land Life employs remote sensing, which involves using satellites and aerial imagery to gather detailed information about land cover and vegetation. It also uses modelling techniques to extrapolate carbon measurements and predict future outcomes. The technology for carbon measurement and modelling used by Land Life not only facilitates accurate quantification of carbon sequestration but also contributes to ongoing research and knowledge sharing. The company follows international standards and protocols for carbon accounting, such as those outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Verified Carbon Standard (VCS).

Contact information

Jessie Hurst, Chief Operating Officer, Land Life (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

📧 j.hurst @ landlifecompany.com 🔗 LinkedIn 🌐 Website

Type of solution

  • Collaboration and stakeholder engagement
  • Forest assessment and monitoring
  • Modelling and forecasting

Impact sector

  • Forest education and research
  • Forest management
  • Forest operations

Content: Land Life: High-integrity nature restoration at scale

Related to: Bioeconomy Innovation Day 2024

Publisher: Bioregions Facility

Year: 2024

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Metsä Wood
Kerto® LVL is a strong, rigid, and lightweight Laminated Veneer Lumber made from bonded softwood veneers, used in various construction projects.
Nature2Bond
The Nature2Bond project has developed an innovative method to produce 100% bio-based, sustainable, and non-toxic bio-glues.
CARpenTiER and WoodC.A.R.
CircuLignum seeks to enhance the sustainability of wood use by leveraging expertise in industrial engineering, digitalisation, and wood technology.
CircuLignum
CircuLignum seeks to enhance the sustainability of wood use by leveraging expertise in industrial engineering, digitalisation, and wood technology.
Strong by form
Strong by form is focused on creating technological innovations within the construction, interiors and automotive industries.
Land Life
Land Life is a technology-driven reforestation company that plants trees on a large scale
WOWnature
WOWnature is a web-based platform that contribute to growing new forests and preserving existing ones by planting and adopting trees.
Ecobase
Ecobase is a company specialised in developing afforestation and forestry carbon projects in Europe.
Ecosystem Value Alliance Foundation
Ecosystem Value Alliance Foundation (eva foundation) is dedicated to enhancing the value of ecosystem services and promoting private investments in forest adaptation.
MicoQR
MicoQR is a mobile Android app developed by Cesefor that enables traceability and guarantees the legality of the purchase and sale of wild mushrooms.

WOWnature

WOWnature: Post-natural disturbances forest restoration through private funding

WOWnature is a web-based platform that allows citizens, organisations, and businesses to contribute to the growth of new forests and preserve existing ones by planting and adopting trees. The project adheres to forest management standards, including Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification, ensuring that conservation efforts are carried out responsibly and sustainably. The initiative is promoted by Etifor, a spin-off of the University of Padua in Italy, dedicated to promoting environmental protection and sustainability. WOWnature modernises and improves various aspects of forestry operations, offering solutions that enable stakeholders to play an active role in forest conservation, restoration, and management efforts. The project embodies innovative solutions on multiple fronts, including communication and awareness, collaboration and stakeholder engagement to address environmental challenges and promote sustainable forest management practices.

Contact information

Federico Corrò, Forestry Project Officer, Etifor (Padua, Italy)

📧 federico.corro @ etifor.com 🔗 LinkedIn 🌐 Website

Type of solution

  • Certification and traceability
  • Collaboration and stakeholder engagement
  • Communication and awareness
  • Forest management and monitoring

Impact sector

  • Forest education and research
  • Forest management
  • Forest operations

Content: WOWnature: Post-natural disturbances forest restoration through private funding

Related to: Bioeconomy Innovation Day 2024

Publisher: Bioregions Facility

Year: 2024

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Metsä Wood
Kerto® LVL is a strong, rigid, and lightweight Laminated Veneer Lumber made from bonded softwood veneers, used in various construction projects.
Nature2Bond
The Nature2Bond project has developed an innovative method to produce 100% bio-based, sustainable, and non-toxic bio-glues.
CARpenTiER and WoodC.A.R.
CircuLignum seeks to enhance the sustainability of wood use by leveraging expertise in industrial engineering, digitalisation, and wood technology.
CircuLignum
CircuLignum seeks to enhance the sustainability of wood use by leveraging expertise in industrial engineering, digitalisation, and wood technology.
Strong by form
Strong by form is focused on creating technological innovations within the construction, interiors and automotive industries.
Land Life
Land Life is a technology-driven reforestation company that plants trees on a large scale
WOWnature
WOWnature is a web-based platform that contribute to growing new forests and preserving existing ones by planting and adopting trees.
Ecobase
Ecobase is a company specialised in developing afforestation and forestry carbon projects in Europe.
Ecosystem Value Alliance Foundation
Ecosystem Value Alliance Foundation (eva foundation) is dedicated to enhancing the value of ecosystem services and promoting private investments in forest adaptation.
MicoQR
MicoQR is a mobile Android app developed by Cesefor that enables traceability and guarantees the legality of the purchase and sale of wild mushrooms.

Ecobase

Ecobase: Increase afforestation activity and development of forestry carbon projects across Europe

Ecobase is a company specialised in developing afforestation and forestry carbon projects in Europe. The initiative is dedicated to assisting European landowners in accessing carbon finance to accelerate afforestation and reforestation activities and enhance carbon sequestration in existing forests. The company’s pan-European afforestation project aims to establish a large carbon sink by planting trees on unused land, removing carbon from the atmosphere. Ecobase aims to advance its platform capabilities and develop new services. The company aims to support landowners in their forest carbon initiatives, from the establishment of new forests to the enhancement of current practices, through its Afforestation, Reforestation, Revegetation (ARR) and Improved Forest Management (IFM) projects. As Ecobase evolves, it aims to establish itself as an adviser and developer of carbon projects for landowners. This approach ensures that they can provide landowners with a range of options for generating income from their carbon projects. The company works with buyers to offer different solutions, including carbon credit offtake and pre-financing. Ecobase also develops and manages a client portal for its landowners, as well as oversees the monitoring, reporting and verification processes required for the certification of carbon credits. The Ecobase ARR project is being registered with Verra’s Verified Carbon Standard (VCS).

Contact information

Jaan Sepping, CEO and Founder, Ecobase (Tallinn, Estonia)

📧 jaan @ ecobase.earth 🔗 LinkedIn 🌐 Website

Type of solution

  • Business model innovation
  • Certification and traceability
  • Forest management and monitoring
  • Service innovation

Impact sector

  • Carbon markets/carbon farming
  • Ecosystem services
  • Forest management

Content: Ecobase: Increase afforestation activity and development of forestry carbon projects across Europe

Related to: Bioeconomy Innovation Day 2024

Publisher: Bioregions Facility

Year: 2024

Learn more

Metsä Wood
Kerto® LVL is a strong, rigid, and lightweight Laminated Veneer Lumber made from bonded softwood veneers, used in various construction projects.
Nature2Bond
The Nature2Bond project has developed an innovative method to produce 100% bio-based, sustainable, and non-toxic bio-glues.
CARpenTiER and WoodC.A.R.
CircuLignum seeks to enhance the sustainability of wood use by leveraging expertise in industrial engineering, digitalisation, and wood technology.
CircuLignum
CircuLignum seeks to enhance the sustainability of wood use by leveraging expertise in industrial engineering, digitalisation, and wood technology.
Strong by form
Strong by form is focused on creating technological innovations within the construction, interiors and automotive industries.
Land Life
Land Life is a technology-driven reforestation company that plants trees on a large scale
WOWnature
WOWnature is a web-based platform that contribute to growing new forests and preserving existing ones by planting and adopting trees.
Ecobase
Ecobase is a company specialised in developing afforestation and forestry carbon projects in Europe.
Ecosystem Value Alliance Foundation
Ecosystem Value Alliance Foundation (eva foundation) is dedicated to enhancing the value of ecosystem services and promoting private investments in forest adaptation.
MicoQR
MicoQR is a mobile Android app developed by Cesefor that enables traceability and guarantees the legality of the purchase and sale of wild mushrooms.

Ecosystem Value Alliance Foundation

Ecosystem Value Alliance Foundation: Rewarding climate protection through investment in forest adaptation

Ecosystem Value Association (eva foundation) is dedicated to enhancing the value of ecosystem services, ensuring that the preservation of natural landscapes benefits everyone, and making conservation economically advantageous. The company achieves its mission by developing scientifically sound, digital, and scalable standards. These standards enable the monetisation of ecosystem services, incentivising sustainable practices and fostering environmental stewardship. One of the foundation’s flagship initiatives is the Forest Climate Standard, which establishes a benchmark for forest quality based on climate resilience and creates tradeable certificates. By selling ecosystem certificates, eva foundation promotes private investments in forest adaptation. Through trading these certificates on the voluntary market, forest owners can earn revenue by leveraging the ecosystem services of their forests. This approach not only supports environmental protection but also fosters economic prosperity by facilitating private-sector investment in climate-resilient forests.

Contact information

Elias Raiser, Value Chain Manager, Ecosystem Value Alliance Foundation (Bonn, Germany)

📧 elias.raiser @ ecosystemvalue.org 🔗 LinkedIn 🌐 Website

Type of solution

  • Business model innovation
  • Certification and traceability
  • Forest management and monitoring
  • Service innovation

Impact sector

  • Carbon markets/carbon farming
  • Ecosystem services
  • Forest management

Content: Ecosystem Value Alliance Foundation: Rewarding climate protection through investment in forest adaptation

Related to: Bioeconomy Innovation Day 2024

Publisher: Bioregions Facility

Year: 2024

Learn more

Metsä Wood
Kerto® LVL is a strong, rigid, and lightweight Laminated Veneer Lumber made from bonded softwood veneers, used in various construction projects.
Nature2Bond
The Nature2Bond project has developed an innovative method to produce 100% bio-based, sustainable, and non-toxic bio-glues.
CARpenTiER and WoodC.A.R.
CircuLignum seeks to enhance the sustainability of wood use by leveraging expertise in industrial engineering, digitalisation, and wood technology.
CircuLignum
CircuLignum seeks to enhance the sustainability of wood use by leveraging expertise in industrial engineering, digitalisation, and wood technology.
Strong by form
Strong by form is focused on creating technological innovations within the construction, interiors and automotive industries.
Land Life
Land Life is a technology-driven reforestation company that plants trees on a large scale
WOWnature
WOWnature is a web-based platform that contribute to growing new forests and preserving existing ones by planting and adopting trees.
Ecobase
Ecobase is a company specialised in developing afforestation and forestry carbon projects in Europe.
Ecosystem Value Alliance Foundation
Ecosystem Value Alliance Foundation (eva foundation) is dedicated to enhancing the value of ecosystem services and promoting private investments in forest adaptation.
MicoQR
MicoQR is a mobile Android app developed by Cesefor that enables traceability and guarantees the legality of the purchase and sale of wild mushrooms.

MicoQR

MicoQR: Mobile app for traceable mushroom supply management

MicoQR is a mobile Android app developed by Cesefor that enables traceability and guarantees the legality of the purchase and sale of wild mushrooms. Through the application, mushroom buying and selling companies can register their purchases of fresh mushrooms in the field, print delivery notes, batch labels for the boxes, and manage everything from the office. A technician can search, edit, and export purchases and lots on their platform, identifying them by their reference printed on the labels and delivery notes. The initiative promotes sustainable foraging practices, advocating for responsible management of mushroom resources. Operating within the food product sector, Cesefor focuses on digital operations and traceability. Its traceability features allow businesses to monitor mushrooms’ journey from forest to market, ensuring transparency and accountability across the supply chain. By recording purchases and generating detailed lot labels, the app facilitates quality control, ensuring fresher and safer mushrooms for consumers. Forest owners also benefit from MicoQR by potentially creating economic opportunities. These include making partnerships with mushroom-buying companies, ensuring compliance assurance, and reducing the risk of illegal harvesting activities, thus contributing to the long-term health of the area.

Contact information

Pablo Sabín, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Cesefor (Soria, Spain)

📧 pablo.sabin @ cesefor.com 🔗 LinkedIn 🌐 Website

Type of solution

  • Business model innovation
  • Certification and traceability
  • Logistical innovation
  • Service innovation

Impact sector

  • Food and feed
  • Forest operations
  • Non-wood forest products

Content: MicoQR: Mobile app for traceable mushroom supply management

Related to: Bioeconomy Innovation Day 2024

Publisher: Bioregions Facility

Year: 2024

Learn more

Metsä Wood
Kerto® LVL is a strong, rigid, and lightweight Laminated Veneer Lumber made from bonded softwood veneers, used in various construction projects.
Nature2Bond
The Nature2Bond project has developed an innovative method to produce 100% bio-based, sustainable, and non-toxic bio-glues.
CARpenTiER and WoodC.A.R.
CircuLignum seeks to enhance the sustainability of wood use by leveraging expertise in industrial engineering, digitalisation, and wood technology.
CircuLignum
CircuLignum seeks to enhance the sustainability of wood use by leveraging expertise in industrial engineering, digitalisation, and wood technology.
Strong by form
Strong by form is focused on creating technological innovations within the construction, interiors and automotive industries.
Land Life
Land Life is a technology-driven reforestation company that plants trees on a large scale
WOWnature
WOWnature is a web-based platform that contribute to growing new forests and preserving existing ones by planting and adopting trees.
Ecobase
Ecobase is a company specialised in developing afforestation and forestry carbon projects in Europe.
Ecosystem Value Alliance Foundation
Ecosystem Value Alliance Foundation (eva foundation) is dedicated to enhancing the value of ecosystem services and promoting private investments in forest adaptation.
MicoQR
MicoQR is a mobile Android app developed by Cesefor that enables traceability and guarantees the legality of the purchase and sale of wild mushrooms.

Bioeconomy Innovation Day 2024 Innovation Factsheets

Bioeconomy Innovation Day 2024 Innovation Factsheets

Our lives are connected to the health of forests, which provide resources and essential ecosystem services such as clean air, water, and biodiversity. To ensure these benefits, we must adapt and innovate to better protect, restore, and manage the planet’s forests. Innovation can contribute to a move towards a green transition, with the need for circular bioeconomy solutions that promote resource efficiency, reduce waste, and enhance ecosystem resilience.

The Bioregions Facility has adopted this vision, recognising that effective implementation requires overcoming several challenges. These include bridging the knowledge-innovation divide, speeding up the uptake of new solutions, and strengthening cross-sectoral collaboration. This involves ensuring that research and technological advancements are translated into practical, actionable solutions that can be widely adopted. Achieving this requires scientific breakthroughs and effective communication and cooperation among researchers, policymakers, industry leaders, and local communities.

This report details the innovative solutions presented at the Bioeconomy Innovation Day 2024, including the type of solution, impact sector, and contact information. The report covers two key topics, each addressing different aspects of the bioeconomy:

  • Topic 1: New opportunities for forest owners – Explore new opportunities for forest owners in the bioeconomy sector.
  • Topic 2: Advanced and circular bio-based solutions – Pitch into innovative, circular bio-based solutions driving sustainability and progress.

Content: Bioeconomy Innovation Day 2024 Innovation Factsheets

Publisher: Bioregions Facility

Year: 2024

Bioeconomy Innovation Day 2024 lineup: meet our innovative presenters

Industries such as wood-based construction and textiles made from cellulose are pushing forward innovation and introducing new products to the market.

These advancements in production methods and techniques help boost the economy, create job opportunities, and bring positive changes to the industry. Furthermore, these developments also have a ripple effect on other sectors, making it a win-win situation for everyone involved.

At this year’s Bioeconomy Innovation Day, we bring you three current topics: new opportunities for forest owners, advanced and circular bio-based solutions, and initiatives for supporting innovation in forest and wood-based bioeconomy.

Check our preliminary Bioeconomy Innovation Day 2024 lineup (in alphabetical order) and stay tuned for more updates:

Circulignum is part of the Bioeconomy Innovation Day 2024 lineup
CircuLignum team. Source: CircuLignum website.

CircuLignum

Want to promote the circular economy in wood processing? The diverse community of students, lecturers and academic staff at TH OWL is committed to the sustainable use of wood and wood-based materials. Through innovation, education and cooperation, CircuLignum makes a positive contribution to climate protection; the team combines expertise in industrial engineering, digitalisation and wood technology to promote the material reuse of production offcuts.

Ecobase

The Ecobase platform collaborates with landowners to generate income from carbon removal and reduce emissions. They achieve this by planting trees on underutilised land and providing carbon removal and emission offset services. The platform offers financial options to buyers and manages the entire process from project registration to implementation, ensuring a seamless and efficient operation.

High-performance biocomposites by Strong by Form

Strong by Form specialises in the production of wood-based composites. Their innovative Woodflow technology utilises trees’ natural structural optimisation strategies to create lightweight yet robust components that can potentially replace steel and concrete. This technology emphasises strength and promotes sustainability by reducing the weight and environmental footprint of the products. The design freedom offered by this technology enables the creation of interiors that promote the natural warmth of wood.

Land Life

Land Life is a technology-driven reforestation company that plants trees on a large scale. They offer businesses and organisations the opportunity to address climate change and offset carbon emissions by restoring nature. The company is dedicated to enhancing biodiversity, improving groundwater, stabilising soil, and mitigating CO2 levels, facilitated through a prediction model that provides data on carbon capture and nature impact projections. Companies can contribute to reforestation projects, offsetting or compensating for their carbon footprints and providing additional income for landowners committed to protecting newly planted trees for at least 40 years.

Micodata and MicoQR by Cesefor

Micodata is a predictive model of wild mushroom production that facilitates mushroom harvesting. The Micodata estimates mycological production in Castilla y León. The project is organised by Cesefor and the Regional Government of Castilla y León and developed with the Valonsadero Forest Research Department of the Junta de Castilla y León, which has one of its first web information services in this GIS.

MicoQR is an application that allows traceability and guarantees the legality of the purchase and sale of wild mushrooms. Its main objective is to help organisations and individuals working in the mushroom industry with mechanisms to register their mushroom purchases, identify batches and deliver notes from the collector or producer.

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WOWnature by Etifor

WOWnature is an online platform highlighting innovative forest restoration and reforestation projects. It also collects private sponsorship from individuals and organisations through tree adoption mechanisms. WOWnature has supported over 40 projects globally, including collaborations with mountain forest managers and enterprises to restore forests damaged by the Vaia windstorm in October 2018 in Italy.

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