Global platform
for the circular bioeconomy

The bioeconomy celebrates nature

The World BioEconomy Forum is a global platform for circular bioeconomy stakeholders to share ideas and promote bio-based solutions. We are fully committed to sustainability across the board and believe that climate change is real. As there is no one-size-fits-all bioeconomy, we evaluate the status of the circular bioeconomy with the Four-Pillar Structure. All our programmes and other activities are based on the Four-Pillar Structure.

Session 1 Regulators and climate change

The Bioeconomy: People, Planet, Policies

Session 2 Global Leaders and Financial World

Corporate Leaders and the Financial World

Session 3 Bioproducts around us

Bioproducts around us

Session 4 Looking to the Future

Looking to the Future

World Bioeconomy Forum talks on climate
– live from Ruka!

7–8 September 2022

The World BioEconomy Forum season 2022 was successfully culminated in the annual conference on 7–8 September 2022, gathering over 50 speakers to share their insights on the theme. The season’s theme was “World BioEconomy Forum talk on climate – live from Ruka!”. The annual conference was broadcasted from Ruka, Finland.

The press release of the Forum 2022 can be found here.

The Forum this year was the fifth edition since its establishment in 2018. During these years the Forum has grown as pivotal platform for the stakeholders of the circular bioeconomy. The conference in 2022 attracted viewers from almost 50 different countries representing multiple continents.

During this season, the World BioEconomy Forum raised key discussions on the role of the bioeconomy and bioproducts in mitigating climate change. The topic was revisited also during the periodical roundtables throughout the season. Lessons of the season are captured in the annual declaration.

The World BioEconomy Forum Declaration 2022

The Declaration was released in the end of the Forum 2022 concluding lessons of the season 2022. It also contains statements on how to further develop circular bioeconomy. Entire declaration can be found here.

The World BioEconomy Forum Awards 2022

As always, the World Bioeconomy Forum is recognising the most important events and developments in the circular bioeconomy. This is acknowledge through our annual awards which are divided into four categories. Awardees will be interviewed separately in the near future and published on our YouTube channel.

Bio Act of the year 2022

Bio Act of the year

The first commercial cellulosic ethanol

Bioproduct of the year 2022​

Bioproduct of the year

Mass timber high-rise in Milwaukee

Bio Person of the year 2022​

Bio Person of the year

Secretary-General of WMO

Start-up of the year 2022​

Start-up of the year

Guavay Company Ltd

Biorefineries and emerging bioproducts

There is an old proverb “what gets measured, will get done.” This is also the case in the bioeconomy. World BioEconomy Forum has launched a new digital portal called displaying biorefineries and emerging bioproducts. A software allowing you to better navigate this topic.

General view

Bioeconomy News app

Would you to stay up to date on the activities of the circular bioeconomy? The World BioEconomy Forum has just the mobile app for you.

The BioEconomy News app focuses on the latest and developments surrounding the bioeconomy respective to the World BioEconomy Forum’s four thematic sessions: The Bioeconomy: People, Planet, Policies; Corporate Leaders and the Financial World; Bioproducts around us and Looking to the Future.

The World BioEconomy News service is available on our website as well as directly on your smartphone as an app. Breaking news and developments on the circular bioeconomy right away!

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If you would like to advertise your bioeconomy act, novelty, or any other activity. You may find the media card here.

Download the Bioeconomy News app

WCBEF News App

World BioEconomy Forum Events

We organize events throughout the year both online and on-site. Read more about our events below!

World BioEconomy Forum 2022

Live from Ruka, Finland 7–8 September 2022

World BioEconomy Roundtables

Hard talk – Easy Access – Relaxed Environment. Online.