Permanent exhibition

Bioenergy and Innovations

The Bioenergy exhibition introduces wood-based forms of energy, from traditional heating methods to wood pellets and liquid fuels. The exhibition displaying innovative products highlights significant innovations in the forest sector, from the past up to now. The exhibition explores the impact of innovations based on bioenergy and wood in contemporary society, and focuses firmly on the future: what kind of opportunities does wood offer for future product development?

These you must see at the Bioenergy and Innovations exhibition!

Good together! = Composite plastic

The composites combining the best features of natural fibres and plastic are represented in this exhibition by the Genelec M030 speaker enclosure, designed by Harri Koskinen, are manufactured by die-casting from a cellulose fibre based UPM ForMi composite. The material comprising of approximately half of wood-based material has a low carbon footprint and it has excellent acoustic features: the speaker enclosure is rigid enough, it doesn’t ring, and additionally the structure is very light.

Onbone’s Woodcast® composite cast and bracing products are made of woodchip and biodegradable plastic. The nontoxic, ecological and user-friendly Woodcast® composite cast can be used for all casting indications and for the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. The product is available as a plate or a ribbon, and it is heated and moulded in place to support the fraction or soft tissue. The durable composite cast is X-ray transparent and the used cast can be disposed of as energy or biowaste.

Future in the bottle = Biochemicals

UPM Biofibrils

Biochemicals are chemicals manufactured from biomass – e.g. pine (Pinus sylvestris), fir tree (Picea abies) or birch (Betula sp.) – that can be used to replace oil-based chemicals in the manufacture of plastics, fuels, medicine and paints.

Biofibrils™ is a performance chemical manufactured by UPM. Its unique features benefit e.g. adhesives, resins and coatings, and they provide new and improved qualities to various products. Product development at UPM Biochemicals is at pre-commercial phase.

Condensed bioenergy = Pellet

Pellets made of peat or wood are a renewable, domestic and climate friendly biofuel that can effectively replace the use of fossil fuels. Wood pellets are easy to handle, odourless and homogeneous fuel, that are a suitable fuel for both households and large power plants. One cubic metre of pellet provides over 30% more energy than a cubic metre of chopped wood or woodchips. Pellet heating releases the same amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere as the natural decomposition of a similar amount of wood.

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