Circular Bioeconomy: A Path to Sustainable and Climate-Wise (Material) Economy?

Vafa Järnefelt (Corresponding author), Anna Tenhunen, Laura Sokka, Pekka Tuominen, Raija Lantto

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Circular Bioeconomy – the symbiosis of bio- and circular economies is widely accepted as a solution for ensuring wise and frugal use of bioresources, and provide means to mitigate climate change. In this chapter, we apply circularity concept to scrutinize the use of bioresources and discuss their upcycling circularity potential during and at the end of life of the products and materials. Furthermore, the relationship, including potential synergies and conflicts, between circular bioeconomy and climate change mitigation is studied. The covered sectors include food, packaging, buildings and infrastructure and energy use of regenerated and produced bioresources.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBio#Futures
Subtitle of host publicationForeseeing and Exploring the Bioeconomy
EditorsEmmanuel Koukios, Anna Sacio-Szymańska
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-64969-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-64968-5
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2021
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


  • circular economy
  • bioeconomy
  • energy transition
  • land use
  • sustainability
  • biomaterials
  • bioplastics
  • climate change mitigation
  • carbon neutrality
  • bioenergy
  • Energy transition
  • Bioplastics
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Bioeconomy
  • Land use
  • Biomaterials
  • Circular economy
  • Carbon neutrality
  • Sustainability
  • Bioenergy


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