Finnish forestry research centers to integrate operations

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Oy Keskuslaboratorio-Centrallaboratorium Ab (KCL), a research facility owned by Finnish forest industry companies, have signed a letter of intent to combine their research and laboratory operations. The integration would ultimately create a strong innovation center for the forest industry and extend research into new areas of growth: bioenergy and biorefineries. Full implementation of the project requires funding from the Finnish government, and approval from the Ministry of Employment, the Ministry of Economy and VTT's board of directors.