Growth from the circulation with green techniques


The project will develop the CircLab demonstration environment and create a new circular economy center for materials in Ii. The project investigates business opportunities for algal biomass and fish processing by-products.


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European Structural and Investment Funds - European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

Project funder

Pohjois-Pohjanmaan liitto

Project coordinator

Iin Micropolis Oy

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Project description

The aim of the project is to promote the circular economy and identify new business opportunities, especially in the fish processing industry. The project identifies potential material flows in Northern Finland and implements material flow optimization to increase the recyclability of materials. In the CircLab demonstration environment, the treatment of the fish processing wastewater using microalgae will be investigated, and the further utilization of the produced algal biomass will be investigated. In addition, the project investigates the recovery of chitin from fish scales.


Iin Micropolis Oy (coordinator)

Oulun yliopisto, Chemical Process Engineering

Oulun yliopisto, Kerttu Saalasti Institute, Regional Excellence

Iilaakso Oy


The project is funded by the Council of Oulu Region, the European Regional Development Fund. The project is funded as part of the European Union's response to the covid-19 pandemic. The business partners are Laitakarin Kala Oy, Hätälä Oy, Solved Oy, Kiertokaari Oy, Kekkilä Oy, BioSO4, Voimalohi Oy, OAK Oy, Feasib Oy, Ii waterworks and Pudasjärvi waterworks.