Research areas in focus

Swedish forest and forestry industry research is an international leader in many areas. For decades, the Swedish forestry industry has built up efficient value chains, based on responsible forestry, functional logistics and competitive production facilities. This has given Sweden the status of the world's third largest exporter of forest-based products. However, the potential production of products from biomass is even higher and Sweden's bioeconomy could well triple by 2050, and research is one important prerequisite. Some of the research areas in focus are presented below.