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SYKE – building a sustainable society for two decades
Press release | Published: 2015-03-02

The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) began its operations 20 years ago in March 1995. In the same year, Finland joined the EU. “By virtue of Finland’s EU membership, SYKE was able to take part in ......

Current > Press releases > SYKE – building a sustainable society for two decades
New methods for research of harmful substances
Content page | Published: 2015-02-20

There is a constant demand for timely information about emerging substances that are harmful for the environment. Both information about their existence in nature as well as their effects on human hea......

Research & Development > Consumption and production > Projects > New methods for research of harmful substances
Doctoral dissertation: Enhancing microbial activity contributes to the remediation of soil and groundwater contaminated with pesticides
Press release | Published: 2015-02-10

The addition of carbon, which is required as a nutrient by the microorganisms in soil and groundwater, was found to be the most promising remediation method in the remediation of soil and groundwater ......

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Research & Development > Consumption and production > Doctoral dissertation: Enhancing microbial activity contributes to the remediation of soil and groundwater contaminated with pesticides
Research & Development > Water > Doctoral dissertation: Enhancing microbial activity contributes to the remediation of soil and groundwater contaminated with pesticides
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)
New information on the environmental impacts of stump wood energy through 3D modelling
Press release | Published: 2015-01-02

Tree stumps and root systems are a significant but controversial source of bioenergy in Finland due to their environmental impacts. Now Finnish and Norwegian researchers have developed a new method th......

Current > Press releases > New information on the environmental impacts of stump wood energy through 3D modelling
Renewal of manufacturing towards a sustainable circular bioeconomy and implications for innovation policy (RECIBI)
Project | Published: 2014-12-11

Background Improvements in resource efficiency and waste reduction coupled with new business models are likely to become increasingly important for manufacturing. Recently much attention has bee...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Renewal of manufacturing towards a sustainable circular bioeconomy and implications for innovation policy (RECIBI)
Bioeconomy and green engineering as foundations for future circular green economy (PEER GE)
Project | Published: 2014-10-01

Objectives The objective of this project is to produce increased understanding about the concepts and foundations for future (circular) and green economy that secures the maintenance of the full...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Bioeconomy and green engineering as foundations for future circular green economy (PEER GE)
Farming culture in transition to sustainable agriculture - a practice approach
Project | Published: 2014-08-26

Agricultural production needs to become sustainable. Currently prevalent agricultural practices cause not only significant environmental impacts but are in need of change in order to guarantee adequa...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Farming culture in transition to sustainable agriculture - a practice approach
Processes and Decision Support System for Innovative Public Cleantech Procurement
Project | Published: 2015-10-09

Project description This research project aims at promoting the implementation of innovative cleantech investments and strengthening the market and demand for cleantech solutions in Finland. The...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Processes and Decision Support System for Innovative Public Cleantech Procurement
Bioenergy from sustainable forestry does not meet EU emission reduction criteria
Press release | Published: 2014-03-25

Photo: Anna Repo The levels of forest residue bioenergy, considered to be sustainable from a forestry perspective, may provide considerable reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in ......

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Research & Development > Climate change > Bioenergy from sustainable forestry does not meet EU emission reduction criteria
Research & Development > Consumption and production > Bioenergy from sustainable forestry does not meet EU emission reduction criteria
Management of water balance and quality in mining areas (WaterSmart)
Project | Published: 2018-02-08

WaterSmart project aims to improve the awareness of actual quantities of water, and water balances in mine areas to give possibility to forecast water masses in future. The goal is to promote the ant...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Management of water balance and quality in mining areas (WaterSmart)
Sustainable Acceptable Mining (SAM)
Project | Published: 2014-10-27

Panu Juntunen at SAM seminar © Taina Nystén   Sirkku Tuominen at SAM seminar © Taina Nystén ...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Sustainable Acceptable Mining (SAM)
Start-up and co-creation communities as ecosystems for eco-innovations (SCINNO)
Project | Published: 2014-01-29

Background Transition to green economy is widely seen as a necessary step to meet multiple challenges of our time. These challenges include climate change, deficiency of renewable and non-renewa...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Start-up and co-creation communities as ecosystems for eco-innovations (SCINNO)
Events
Content page | Published: 2016-06-03

SYKE organizes seminars and conferences on different environmental topics.  Most of the Finnish Environment Institute's (SYKE) seminars you can find in: Training and sem...

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Climate change mitigation in sustainable consumption; evaluation of policy instruments related to food housing and personal transport (KUILU)
Project | Published: 2014-01-14

The object of the project is to evaluate the possibilities of policy instruments targeting to food, housing and personal transport in climate change mitigation. Additionally other environmental impac...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Climate change mitigation in sustainable consumption; evaluation of policy instruments related to food housing and personal transport (KUILU)
Eco-efficient office building
Project | Published: 2013-11-06

Introduction The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) had for several years looked for possibilities for having its office premises and laboratories in the same place, rather than spread ove...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Eco-efficient office building
Remediation of contaminated groundwater using permeable reactive barriers (RESET)
Project | Published: 2014-10-01

Shortcut: http://syke.fi/projects/reset Research objectives The aim of the project was to gain knowledge on innovative technologies feasible for the remediation of contaminated aquifers w...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Remediation of contaminated groundwater using permeable reactive barriers (RESET)
Consumption and production
Content page | Published: 2017-08-30

Consumers and businesses need reliable information on choices that promote sustainability in production and consumption. Such information facilitates decision making in environmental policy issues an...

Research & Development > Consumption and production
Water and green economy
Project | Published: 2013-10-07

Background and need Green economy means economy that takes the welfare of the ecosystem into account. This is one, but not the only definition of green economy.The objective has been conside...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Water and green economy
Towards sustainable economic systems – key methods and tools, lessons learnt and future outlooks (ToFu)
Project | Published: 2013-09-20

Project objectives The project aims to gather and consolidate knowledge obtained through both previous and on-going projects and case studies focusing on sustainable and regenerative economic sy...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Towards sustainable economic systems – key methods and tools, lessons learnt and future outlooks (ToFu)

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