Northern Sweden - Sawdust, bark, logging residues

The region is characterized by vast forest resources and sparsely populated areas. Forest is actively managed and upgraded into sawn goods and pulp and paper. As a result of these activities, huge volumes of forest, industry and forestry by products are available that today are used mainly for generation of district heating and energy.

The SCALE-UP platform will work to further boost the bioeconomy in northern Sweden through information sharing, networking study visits and other activities relevant for the region. The platform will work to strengthen and widen already established networks representing academy, regions, municipalities, and industry. Special focus for the platform is to promote ways to create added value to forest industry by products (sawdust and bark) and to mobilize the underutilized biomass resource logging residues.

Steering Group

BIOFUEL REGION is a member-owned non-profit, triple-helix organization. The mission is to contribute to a developed bioeconomy and a fossil-free vehicle fleet by initiating, coordinating and collaborating in projects, as well as gathering and spreading expertise.

BOBIC Bothnia Bioindustries Cluster, which is a cluster cooperation and a regional driving force for further development of the bio-based industry, which will lead society towards a bio-based and circular economy.

RISE PROCESSUM is the creative hub in a world-leading cluster for the development and commercialization of biorefinery processes, green products, chemicals and materials.

THE FOREST TECHNOLOGY CLUSTER  is a stepping stone towards future forestry by developing technology for tomorrow's forestry - innovative forest machinery, interesting jobs and collaboration with world-leading researchers and companies.

SLU Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Umeå.

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