Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2007
Policy Type:Information and Education>Information provision, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Loans, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)
Policy Target:Bioenergy>Biomass for power, Bioenergy>Biomass for heat
Policy Sector:Heating and Cooling
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Agency:The Finnish Funding Agency for technology and innovation, Tekes
Funding:Approximately 130 million euros

The BioRefine programme promotes businesses based on:

  • Biomass and biomass refining;
  • New value-added products, technologies and services;
  • Energy production integrated within industrial processes or products;

The Goals of the Biorefine Technology programme are:

  • To develop innovative new products, technologies and services based on biomass refining and biorefineries;
  • To strengthen and expand existing biomass expertise in energy and forest industry to new areas;
  • To promote the cooperation between companies from different industrial clusters and sectors for innovation;
  • To activate small and medium-sized enterprises to work on niche products and markets;
  • To promote the commercialisation of developed biomass products and technologies;
  • To build business competence;
  • To support pilot projects and demonstrations.

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