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1. Business models and rural development

Anna Claydon (LUKE)

2. Forest biomass feedstocks and flow

Dimitris Athanassiadis (SLU)

3. Terminal designs, operations and logistics

Dan Bergström (SLU)

4. Feedstock characterization and fractioning

Hanna Brännström (LUKE)

5. Outreach & Terminal Network

Barbro Kalla, Magnus Matisons (BioFuel Region)

6. Management

Juha Nurmi (LUKE)



Lead partner is Natural Resources Institute Finland that promotes bioeconomy and sustainable use of natural resources.

Luke is the Lead Partner of the BioHub project consortium and brings high-level competence in forestry to the project and is also responsible for project management. Luke is keen to strengthen the cross-border cooperation between Central Ostrobothnia and Västerbotten and Västernorrland in solving the common challenges.

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Forest Terminal in the county of Västerbotten, Sweden. The terminal is a logistics hub for road and railway transport.

BioFuel Region

BioFuel Region is a member owned non-profit organisation, a partnership between municipalities and businesses.

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Role in BioHub

BioFuel Region will promote and raise awareness about the project contents, development and results. To secure the adaptation and the use of the results we will form and develop a terminal stakeholder network and work together with them. Magnus Matisons is responsible for the terminal network and Barbro Kalla is together with Katri Kulkki in Finland responsible for the outreach. Ida Norberg is also part of these efforts.

The Federation of Education in Central Ostrobothnia, KPEDU

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Role in BioHub

KPEDU is working together with BioFuel Region to promote and raise awareness about the project contents, development and results. To secure the adaptation and the use of the results, also after the project we will form and develop a terminal stakeholder network and work together with them.

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK)

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK) is a multidisciplinary institution of higher education and research, development and innovation (RDI) in the region of South Ostrobothnia. The number of full-time students is 4800 and staff members 400. SeAMK provides education in culture, business and management, natural resources, catering, social and health services and technology. 


SeAMK brings to BioHub competence on terminal design and operations and the work will focus on WP3. SeAMK aims to gain experience on the cross border co-operation with Swedish partners and to join competence with them to solve the project challenges together.

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Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences – SLU
– the Faculty of forest science – forest biomaterials and technology

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Role in BioHub

SLUs contribution in BioHub is mainly associated with modelling and analysis of supply chains. In WP 2 SLU is responsible for defining biomaterial flows from the forest to terminals and industrial facilities and in WP 3 for modeling and simulation of terminal operation´s efficiency and cost. SLU is highly research oriented and brings a scientific approach to the development of supply chains for the bioeconomy at the same time as solving the industries´ applied problems and questions. In the project, several BSc and MSc thesis projects will be conducted and two doctoral theses will be defended.

University of Vaasa
Faculty of business studies, management

The University of Vaasa provides education and research in administrative sciences, business studies, technology and languages and communication. All degrees encompass business operations skills. The university educates about 5000 students and has a staff of about 500 people

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 University of Vaasa in BioHub

The University of Vaasa will bring high level business competence into BioHub and expects to strengthen co-operation across the Gulf of Bothnia and learn from partners with forest and forest industry related competence. The university’s work in BioHub will focus on the WP1 (Business models and rural development).