Mika Gabrielsson

Principal Investigator

  • Institution University of Eastern Finland
  • Department/faculty Business school, School of Forest Sciences

Miyuru Gunathilake

PhD Student

  • Institution University of Oulu
  • Department/faculty Water, Engergy and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Technology

I am doctoral student at University of Oulu while employed at Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research. My PhD foucses on assessing the hydrologic variations in drained peatlands in Norway.

Heli Kangas

Project Coordinator

  • Institution Technical Research Center of Finland (VTT)

Teemu Kautonen

Principal Investigator

  • Institution Aalto University
  • Department/faculty Management studies

Galyna Medyna


  • Institution Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luonnovarakeskus)

Following five years of research in the fields of product development and eco-design (including a PhD in mechanical engineering), Galyna worked for over three years as part of the Product Bureau at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre. She currently works in Finland on issues related to the local bioeconomy and sustainability, including the further development of the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Social Life Cycle Assessment (SLCA) frameworks and case studies.

Sandra Sandar

PhD Candiate

  • Institution University of Eastern Finland
  • Department/faculty School of Forest Sciences

Research focus on renewable energy production through the use of waste materials such as forest and agricultural biomass, MSW, pulp and paper mill sidestreams and the application of waste to energy production. Publication: Lake bottom biomass as a potential source for the biorefining industry (Bioresource Technology Reports, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biteb.2019.100282). Acetone-butanol-ethanol fermentation from different pulp and paper manufacturing process side-streams (BioResources, 2020, DOI: 10.15376/biores.15.4.9265-9290).