Growing Fuel Potential
In this episode, Jaakko Nousiainen talks about the challenge of pushing the boundaries and putting a career at stake in the name of innovation.
He also describes how their biofuel is made and the importance of steady regulations to allow the biofuel sector to flourish.
Wearing Paper, Solving Fast Fashion
Paper pulp is a promising material as a basis to rethink the garments that are worn only a few times - a scenario where significant amounts of water, energy and chemicals could be saved.
Elin Larsson (Filippa K) and Sigrid Barnekow (MISTRA Future Fashion) collaborate on research and development efforts seeking to adapt materials to both slow and fast fashion models.
Crossing the Line
Dr. Tim Staufenberger is proudly developing a local mussel and algae farm in Kiel, Germany, selling his products not only for food but also to a high-end cosmetics brand.
To see his algae turned into cosmetics, Tim had to transcend sectors and adapt to new requirements and product specifications.
Designing Wooden Houses
Zaiga Gaile believes that a house should be designed and sized based on the dimensions of the trees it will be made of. Her approach fits into a specific vision of urbanism and challenges the use of wood in multi-storey buildings and large construction work.
The responsible use of wood in architecture shows great potential in Europe where concrete and aluminium have slowly taken over mainstream building work, at the expense of the environment.
The Trailer- featuring Christian Patermann
Beyond technological and environmental challenges, the bioeconomy space is particularly demanding, mainly because it requires innovators to transcend sectors and build relationships with unlikely partners.
“The area is more complicated, more sophisticated than others” highlights Dr. Christian Patermann in the series trailer. Commonly known as ‘The Father of Bioeconomy’, Dr. Patermann insists: “there is nothing more challenging than bio”.