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The food system transition in Finland – role of disruptive production technologies​, Helsinki

ma 15. huhtikuun @ 10:00 - 16:00

You are warmly welcome to join the seminar organized by the three national research projects, Food without Fields, CERAFIM and GrassProtein that focus on developing new food and biomaterial production technologies and value chains. These projects have studied novel ideas for food system transition and circular economy through grass biorefinery, cellular agriculture, controlled-environment agriculture and side-stream valorization concepts.

The event is going to share the very latest information on the new solutions and provides a great opportunity to network with community and stakeholders.

REGISTER HERE by 17th March to save your seat. Registration is binding and will be confirmed via email. 


Time: Monday 15th April 2024 at 10-16

Location: Helsinki Congress Paasitorni



10.00 – 10.15 Welcome

  • Welcoming words and introduction (Emilia Nordlund VTT, Marketta Rinne Luke, Dorothee Barth VTT)

10.15 – 11.00 Presentations

  • Plant production in controlled environments – Using light according to electricity price (Titta Kotilainen, Luke)
  • Microbial lipids for tailored and sustainable alternatives for food industry (Kari Koivuranta, VTT)

11.00 – 11.30 Pitching selected highlights of the projects

  • Topics include, for example, precision fermentation of silk protein, using agricultural and industry side-streams for cellular agriculture, protein production by greenhouse-cell factory integrate

11.30 – 12.00 Panel discussion with stakeholders ​

  • Integrating the new methods into Finnish food system – viewpoint of Finnish industry

12.00 – 13.15 Networking Lunch

13.15 – 13.35 Presentation

  • Grass biorefinery – unlocking the potential of grass for food production (Marketta Rinne, Luke)

13.35 – 14.15 Pitching selected highlights of the projects

  • Topics include, for example, insights on grass protein, novel fish feed based on microbial biomass, extraction of added-value compounds from microbial biomass

14.15 – 15.00 Coffee break with networking, project posters and samples on exhibition table

15.00 – 15.30 Presentation

  • Potential of the new food production methods for reducing carbon footprint in Finland – life cycle wide impacts with LULUC emissions through four case studies (Katri Leino, Luke)

15.30 – 16.00 Panel discussion with stakeholders

  • Can improving Finnish food security and reaching sustainability goals also provide growth to the food sector – what’s the role of alternative food ingredients in this scenario?

16.00 – 16.05 Closing


Disclaimer: Organizers reserve the right to changes in the program

This seminar is organized only on site 

Seminar language is English


ma 15. huhtikuun
10:00 - 16:00