In a follow-up to last year’s analysis of possibilities for new biobased value chains, NiNa Innovation has pinpointed the importance of the forest-based bioeconomy for the Region of Västra Götaland.
Västra Götaland is the second largest county in Sweden with a very strong industrial sector in manufacturing, automotives, oil refining and petrochemicals. Less known has been the importance of the forest-based sector for the region. In a strategic analysis for Fyrbodals kommunalförbund and Västra Götalandsregionen, NiNa Innovation and ÅF have outlined scenarios that will help the region in creating more value from its extensive forest resources. The study was discussed in a workshop and seminar in Göteborg on February 7 with participants from the whole region.