CleanTurku – Bold actions for sustainable growth
Innovation activities and academic research, paired with expertise in chemistry and material sciences, provide the basis for the strong know-how and remarkable number of innovative startups and growth companies within the Turku region. The business operations of the most important companies are based on the handling of biomasses, industrial by-product flows and waste materials, and processing them into new products.
Bioeconomy, cleantech and circular economy are the key to green growth. Decreasing natural resources and climate change require the utilisation of new technologies and offer Finland an opportunity for growth. Bioeconomy, cleantech and circular economy companies account for one-third of the country’s total exports, and as many as every fifth Finnish company is included in those lines of business.
CleanTurku companies utilise and develop technologies, processes, services and products that minimise the environmental load. Clean solutions for global markets are being developed in Turku. The companies represent international high standard in material and process know-how with applications including e.g.:
– Development of bioenergy and fuels
– Processing of biomass
– Handling and processing of industrial by-product flows
– Cleaning of soil and water technology
The City of Turku aims at being carbon neutral by 2029. The City is investing in smart and environmentally sound solutions, for example the two-way district heating network being built in Skanssi district which is the first of its kind in the world.
CleanTurku in figures
- The Chemical industry turnover in Southwest Finland is 2.5 billion euros (excluding pharmaceutical industry)
- The Chemical industry covers 1/4 of the total turnover of all industry in Southwest Finland
- Over 100 innovative companies that utilize or develop technologies, processes, services or products that prevents or minimizes the environmental load
Smart Chemistry Park – premises and networks
Located in Raisio, Smart Chemistry Park is a textbook example of a functioning multi-field co-operation network in which the innovations developed by companies provide solutions to bio and circular economies. There are 14 companies based in Raisio and the co-operation network includes more than 60 companies.
The most important CleanTurku companies in the region are Valmet Technologies, Neste Oil (Naantali refinery), Renotech, CH-Bioforce, Sybimar/Meriaura, Metgen, and Clewer.