Solar Energy Production at Farms
An idea of utilizing solar energy at farms rose from Sarka Exhibition. The future of solar energy production at farms looks bright and is believed to get increasingly common.
Renewable Biopower Plant
Laanila Biopower Plant is located in Oulu, Finland. The Plant uses different compositions of fuels including recycled fuel and aims for carbon-free energy production by 2050.
Finnish biochemists have come up with a product ‘Sulapac’, a wood-based material, which is fully biodegradable and does not leave microplastics behind.
Favoring Local Food in Public Food Supply
By favoring local foods there can be greater support offered for local entrepreneurship and the carbon footprint of food supply can be reduced.
Being still in an experimental stage in Finland, the Hydrofeed Project aims to grow quality crop without soil and offer healthier nutrition for domestic animals.
Potato Peels in Energy Production
Using potato peels for energy production is a well-known method and a great example of biocircular economy, for example, in food production.
Use of Market Waste as Fuel for Trucks
The supermarket chain Lidl uses their own market waste to produce fuel for their own company trucks.
Energy from Oat Peels
Oat peels can be used in energy production, for example, for heating households, which can greatly reduce fossil emission.
Manure Fertilizers and Litter
Producing fertilizers and litter out of manure replaces non-renewable resources and promotes a more environmentally friendly way to spread nutritions.
Using Sawdust for Energy
Enocell Oy is a carbon neutral pulp factory which utilizes their own sawdust to produce energy from it.
Restaurant utilizing Market Waste Food
Restaurant Loop was the first restaurant in Finland to utilize Market Waste Food. It is part of a circular economy project ‘From Waste to Taste’.
Bioenergy/Biogas from Cattle Manure
Biogas made from cow manure can be used to replace fossil fuels in transportation.
Degradable Packaging Material Bio-on
The Bio-on company produces biodegradable packaging materials which are made from paper, cardboard and by-products of sugar production.
Packaging Material from Wood
Woodly Oy company produces wood-based, transparent packaging material to replace transparent plastic packagings.
Plaster Material from Wood
Onebone Oy company produces wood-based plaster material called Woodcast, which is a completely non-toxic material for plaster and occupational therapy.
Cosmetics from Food industry wastage
The researchers of environmental biotechnology in the University of Lahti are testing ways to utilize the by-products of food industry, for example, in cosmetics.