Welcome to our webpage! This page briefly outlines the project and its aims in English.
The Industrial Hemp Cluster of North Ostrobothnia aims to create a new ecosystem in the region. The cluster will involve companies throughout the whole supply chain of industrial hemp (both fibre and oil hemp), from farmers and agriculture to highly refined product manufacturers. Our aim is to create a platform and a working model to better utilize fibre hemp in industrial use, thus creating new jobs and business opportunities in the region. The increased farming and use of hemp supports the carbon emission goals of Finland and EU.
The project partners are:
Also involved directly or through their development corporations are the following municipalities: Kempele, Liminka, Muhos, Siikalatva, and Utajärvi.
The project started properly in August 2022 and will end in April 2023.
The project is funded by the European agricultural fund for rural development through the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY-keskus in Finnish).
The project is divided into three work packages:
For more information about the project, please contact project manager Mr. Kalle Parviainen.
Phone: +358 40 351 7219