New path development for forest-based value creation in Norway
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Original versionKlitkou, A., Capasso, M., Hansen, T. & Szulecka, J. (2019). New path development for forest-based value creation in Norway. In A. Klitkou, A. M. Fevolden & M. Capasso (Eds.), From Waste to Value: Valorisation Pathways for Organic Waste Streams in Circular Bioeconomies (73-90). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
This chapter focuses on path development in the forest-based industries of Norway, based on the valorisation of side-streams and residues. Forest-based value creation is one of the main avenues for the emerging bioeconomy in Norway and the neighbouring Nordic countries Sweden and Finland. Historically, the forestry sector has been an important part of the Norwegian economy, both in terms of GDP and employment. The sector contributed 10.4% of Norwegian GDP in 1845 (Grytten, 2004, p. 254). After the discovery of oil and natural gas on the Norwegian shelf, the importance of the forestry sector has diminished. And over the last decade this negative trend has multiplied.