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New methods of environmental footprints can be a game changer for companies
Press release | Published: 2018-09-21

New methods for calculation of the environmental footprint open possibilities for businesses to document and communicate their environmental performance in a more simplified and verifiable way. With t......

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Nutrients, energy and livelihood for the countryside from a biogas plant (BioRaEE)
Project | Published: 2018-07-05

Project description The Finnish government is aiming at increasing nutrient recycling. The aim is that in 2025 half of the farm animals’ manure and wastewater treatment plant sludge is recycled....

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Events and meetings
Content page | Published: 2017-11-13

  Kick-off conference for stakeholders and accociated organizations in Helsinki on March 2018 Michael Suhr and Kaj Forsius © Photo: Eija Järvinen Many thanks t...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Hazardous industrial chemicals in the IED BREFs (HAZBREF) > Events and meetings
Best practices in industry (WP4)
Content page | Published: 2017-11-13

  Best practices in chemicals management in industry (Work Package 4) Leader of the work package is Institute for Ecology of Industrial areas (IETU). The work package consi...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Hazardous industrial chemicals in the IED BREFs (HAZBREF) > Work packages > Best practices in industry (WP4)
CIRCWASTE - Towards Circular Economy in Finland
Project | Published: 2017-04-13

CIRCWASTE is a seven-year LIFE IP project that promotes efficient use of material flows, waste prevention and new waste and resource management concepts. All actions contribute to implementing the na...

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The Nordic Swan Ecolabel, Circular Economy and Product Environmental Footprint (SCEPEF)
Project | Published: 2016-06-16

Product eco-labels guide consumer choices towards options with best environmental performance. The EU Eco-label and the Nordic Swan eco-label indicate that the product is among the best in terms of e...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > The Nordic Swan Ecolabel, Circular Economy and Product Environmental Footprint (SCEPEF)
LCA of waste-based biofuels and wood waste (JälkiPuu)
Project | Published: 2015-01-09

Project description  The aim of the project is to find out, which waste fractions are used as raw materials of biofuel production in Finland. The LCA will be done for the selected waste fra...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > LCA of waste-based biofuels and wood waste (JälkiPuu)
A tool for assessing environmental and economic impacts of forest bioenergy (METY)
Project | Published: 2015-10-09

Project description The aim of the project is to assess environmental (carbon and nutrient balances) and economic impacts of the production and utilization of forest bioenergy. A tool for this k...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > A tool for assessing environmental and economic impacts of forest bioenergy (METY)
Environmental impacts of material flows caused by the Finnish economy (ENVIMAT) (2006-2008)
Project | Published: 2013-05-02

Environmental Cluster Research Project no. 110 Background The processing of natural resources causes different impacts on the environment. Natural resources used for manufacturing have...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Environmental impacts of material flows caused by the Finnish economy (ENVIMAT) (2006-2008)
Life Cycle Assessment Framework and Tools for Finnish Companies (FINLCA)
Project | Published: 2013-04-24

Project description Life cycle assessment (LCA) and related methods (MFA, SFA, EE-IO, carbon footprint, water footprint, ecological footprint, thermodynamical methods) are commonly used in a...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Life Cycle Assessment Framework and Tools for Finnish Companies (FINLCA)
Baltic Forum for Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Manure Management (Baltic Manure)
Project | Published: 2013-05-22

Project description Baltic Manure is turning the perception of manure and intensive animal husbandry from an environmental problem into an opportunity for business innovation. The project de...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Baltic Forum for Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Manure Management (Baltic Manure)
Life Cycle Assessment of the Finnish farmed rainbow trout: update of the 2002 study
Project | Published: 2013-04-17

Project description The life cycle environmental impacts of the Finnish farmed rainbow trout were assessed by SYKE and FGFRI in a project that ended in 2002. An average farming method was co...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Life Cycle Assessment of the Finnish farmed rainbow trout: update of the 2002 study
Local adaptation and innovation-in-practice in energy efficiency and carbon neutrality (LAICA)
Project | Published: 2013-04-11

Results  The results of the project were presented in LAICA FICCA final symposium in December 2014 Looking for active energy citizens (LAICA),  (pdf) The objectiv...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Local adaptation and innovation-in-practice in energy efficiency and carbon neutrality (LAICA)
The evaluation of environmental effects and risks of renewable energy production and use (UUSRISKI)
Project | Published: 2013-04-17

Project description Potential environmental damages and risks of renewable energy production and use can be avoided, when they are identified as early as possible. Thereby energy policy a...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > The evaluation of environmental effects and risks of renewable energy production and use (UUSRISKI)
The importance of building materials in the environmental impacts of construction
Project | Published: 2013-04-02

Project description The main objective of the project is to establish a general view of environmental impacts caused by building materials during their whole life cycle. Also the importan...

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Baltic Environment, Food and Health: From Habits To Awareness (FOODWEB)
Project | Published: 2013-04-22

Objectives The main objectives of the FOODWEB project are to demonstrate the two-way relationship between people, food quality and the environment: how the environment affects to ...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Baltic Environment, Food and Health: From Habits To Awareness (FOODWEB)
Carbon sequestration in climate impacts assessment of wood construction
Project | Published: 2013-04-11

Project description The project aims to examine the climate impacts of wood construction and study how to include carbon sequestration in calculation of climate impacts of buildings and b...

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