VTT has envisioned the next generation of the forest-based value chain, where multiproduct biorefineries will have a central role. The digitally assisted business ecosystems between industries will develop value-added cellulose products and revolutionise bio-based material markets. In the future, forest-based value chains will exploit the most out of cellulose and make it available for novel value-added applications. The chemical processes forseparating cellulose fibres from wood will develop further, and novel technologies for dissolving pulp will emerge. A rich ecosystem of new products from cellulose raw material will be brought to life with networked, design-driven approaches, and a value-adding consumer market will emerge. The adoption of digital technologies will speed-up these developments and disrupt the whole value chain from forest through pulp processing to novel products and consumer experiences. Digital transformation necessitates efficient data and information management and processing in a cloud of clouds, where information about resources, products, productions, logistics and consumers can be merged.
|Place of Publication||Espoo|
|Publisher||VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland|
|Number of pages||43|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2018|
|MoE publication type||D4 Published development or research report or study|
- forest-based value chain
- small-scale biorefinery