by: Arctic smart rural community cluster (Regional network)
Energy topics: Bioenergy / Cogeneration/Combined Heat and Power / Self-sufficient farms/communities
S3 domain: Arctic Smart Rural Communities
Innovation type: Managerial / Social
Level of Good Practice implementation: Regional
The Arctic smart rural community cluster is actively working on decentralised bioenergy solutions in rural Lapland. The cluster is established as one implementation activity of the Arctic S3 strategy, which aims at sustainable utilisation of arctic natural resources. The goal of the cluster is to decrease dependency on fossil fuels and create local supply for sustainable production of biofuels, heating and electricity by refining the biomass from forest and non-food agriculture sources. With modern technology, an individual farm or a whole village can be transformed to become almost energy-independent with moderate investments.