SBT's strategy

Last changed: 08 November 2022

We supply society and industry with unique knowledge, tools and expertise to further develop a forest-based bioeconomy, a sustainable and carbon-neutral way to secure society’s future.

Our strategic impact areas:

  • A bio-based economy that generates environmentally friendly business activities and far-reaching well-being to society
  • Sustainable and cost-effective supply and use of biomass resources especially from forests
  • Safe working conditions and functional business environment in forestry
  • Research and industry relevant characterization of biomass and biomaterial properties
  • Efficient biomass conversion into materials, bioenergy and other consumer products
  • Supply of expertise to the forest sector at the graduate and postgraduate level.

Our strategic objectives:

  • SBT is THE biomass feedstock partner for research, development and innovation in biomaterial supply for present and future biobased industries, especially in thermal and biochemical conversion 
  • SBT has unique knowledge and develops intelligent tools in biomass production, in forest operations and in the feedstock and industry process interface 
  • SBT has state of the art laboratories and equipment for pre-processing, characterization and densification of biomass
  • SBT can design experiments in all scales and create models for optimization of biomass supply and conversion
  • SBT supplies society with unique expertise, essential to attain an effective transition to a forest-based bioeconomy.

Mission statement

SBT is an academic education and research unit, with focus on forest biomass feedstock supply and conversion, that supplies expertise and develops knowledge-based solutions and services primarily to the forest sector but also to society in general when bioeconomy is to be attained.