Bioenergy is energy gained from biofuels. Biofuels can be obtained from biomass growing in Finland’s forests, mires and fields as well as organic waste from communities, agriculture and industry that is suitable for energy production. Bioenergy is a renewable energy source and its benefits include lower environmental impacts and renewability.
Around a quarter of Finland’s energy consumption is made up of bioenergy. The majority of Finland’s bioenergy, close to 90%, is produced using wood-based fuels. Wood-based fuels include chips, wood pellets, sawdust, sawn timber chips, cutter shavings, bark, wood oil, pyrolysis oil, black liquor and firewood.