Natural Resources Institute Finland
Together towards BioEconomy
Researchers and specialists working in Luke provide new solutions towards the sustainable development of the Finnish bioeconomy and the promotion of new biobased businesses. Together with our partners we will build a society based on bioeconomy.
Sustainable use of natural resources calls for advances in know-how and new business models – as well as close collaboration. We bring together experts in natural resources and sustainable food production. This makes us one of the most multi-disciplinary research institutes in our industry worldwide.
Luke also carries out statutory government work. We monitor natural resources, certify plant production, inspect control agents, store genetic resources, produce data on greenhouse gases, support natural resource policies and produce Finland’s official food and natural resource statistics.
Luke’s research is divided into four research programmes. In addition, Luke has many authority and expert services. The research programmes aim to create new bio-based products and business opportunities, increase productivity by digitalization, support regional vitality by circular economy, create well-being from immaterial values, and support the profitability of healthy food production.
“Finland is a hub for the forest bioeconomy where natural forest resources are managed and used profitably and sustainably. We can succeed in this by addressing the needs of the bioeconomy and biodiversity, as well as climate change mitigation, and by justing to climate change.” Tuula Packalen, Programme Director
Forests are needed to bind carbon and help to mitigate climate change. Renewable wood-based biomass serves to replace non-renewable raw materials. The significance of forests in providing immaterial services is also increasing. We produce information to secure forest growth and biodiversity in changing climate conditions. We develop solutions that help to process new sustainable energy, products and services from bio-based raw materials, and we promote production and processing that make use of the circular economy.