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For professionals and students in the bioforest industry
Introduces you to 16 different learning themes from raw-materials to products including their processing
Helps you daily to solve problems at the mill and at the office
Adapts according to your needs and learning methods
ForestBioFacts is suitable for everyone: whether you are new in the bioforest industry or an experienced R&D professional
Overview of forest-based products and technologies for students, sales persons and managers
Solutions for the daily challenges in the industry for project managers, business developers, professionals at the mill and students
For professionals working in R&D and master's students
Everything you need to know about forest-based products and technologies
Introduction to forest-based bioeconomy
Dr. Heikki Hassi, SciTech-Service Oy
Is it possible to fullfil various human needs by sustainable use of renewable forest resources? Learn more about forest-based bioeconomy
Natural fibre products
Professor Jouni Paltakari, Aalto University
Do you know how wood is present in our everyday life? Learn more about paper, board, tissues and several other everyday commodities made of this sustainable and renewable raw material.
Pulping and biorefining
Professor Raimo Alén, Jyväskylä University
Modern biorefinery is more than just producing pulp. Learn how wood is processed in to fibres and other chemical products.
Dr. Heli Kangas, VTT
Learn how the unique properties of nanosized biomaterials can be exploited in creating novel products or how to replace oil-based materials in existing products.
Professor (emeritus) Pertti Nousiainen, Tampere University
Clothes from wood? Bio-based man-made fibres mainly produced from dissolving cellulose have interesting properties. Besides clothing, bio-based man-made fibres have strong potential also in hygienic and medical applications.
Professor Tapani Vuorinen, Aalto University
Do plants use pumps in transporting their liquids? Why are some polysaccharides soluble in water while others are not? Learn this and much more in the Biomass chemistry and physiology theme of the ForestBioFacts.
Energy and biofuels
Professor Esa Vakkilainen, LUT University
Did you know that about a quarter of Finland's primary energy is generated from wood? The forest industry is an energy-intensive industry but also the largest producer of bioenergy. Learn more about energy and biofuels on ForestBioFacts.
Process control and automation
Professor Kauko Leiviskä, Oulu University
Process control is a large area consisting of activities needed for control, coordination and management of the operations and production of the mill. Learn how the decisions made by the mill staff and various automation systems are connected to mill operations.
Professor (emeritus) Seppo Kellomäki, University of Eastern Finland
Forests have several functions for people: ecological, social, economic and cultural. These main dimensions are the basis of sustainable forest management, which aims at providing future generations with the same goods and services from the forest ecosystem as the current generation has access to.
Docent Jorma Järviö, Tampere University, SMS Oy
Would you rather fight with fire or prevent it from ignition? Preventive maintenance focuses on reducing the amount of equipment failures and preventing the disruption of the production process. Nowadays, the importance of regularly performed and well-planned maintenance of plant machinery and equipment has become obvious.
Material testing & product properties
M Sc. Petteri Maijanen, ABB
What are the most critical properties of products made of wood? How are they measured? Find it out on the Materials testing and product properties theme of ForestBioFacts.
Business and investment planning
Dr. Tom Lind and Dr. Antti Lindqvist
What do you need to conduct a strategy and plan your investments? Learn more what are the common approaches and tools to do business and investment planning in a pragmatic manner within the forest industry
Professor Olli Dahl, Aalto University
What is the environmental load arising from process industry, what does it consist of and from where does it originate? Increase your understanding about the latest environmental issues, possibilities and challenges related to forest industry.
Professor Samuel Schabel, TU Darmstadt
M.Sc. Antti Vehviläinen
B. Eng. Ritva Varis