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Summer 2015 European Energy Innovation


with large investments MTK, the Finnish farmers’ and AN OPPORTUNITY FOR EUROPE
happening. Finnish cooperative forest owners’ organisation, Active and sustainable
Metsä Fibre is investing Euro 1.1 recently announced its decision management and use of forests
billion into a new bio-product mill to invest Euro 500,000 in newly should be seen as an opportunity
in Äänekoski, creating 2,500 jobs formed Finnpulp’s planned mill for Europe. Utilizing the domestic
in the value chain. Södra, a forest in Kuopio. “We see a significant forest resource avoids moving
cooperative owned by more than turning point and move to EU’s carbon footprint and it offers
50,000 individual forest owners a bioeconomy in the global an export opportunity. Forests
in southern Sweden, is investing economy. The world clearly create green jobs and benefit local
Euro 530 million in their three needs more sustainable products economies, while at the same time
pulp mills in the coming years. made from renewable resources. contributing to climate change
We want to be involved in this mitigation and a sustainable
Contact detials: revolution”, said MTK chairman bioeconomy. To turn the green
NSF - Bureau of Nordic Family Forestry Juha Marttila. The total amount gold into wellbeing for European
CEPF - Confederation of European Forest Owners of the Finnpulp investment is society, coherent policies Euro 1.4 billion, making it the supporting sustainable use of world’s largest softwood pulp mill Europe’s forests and the European
investment. bioeconomy is needed. l
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