Dr. Lauri Sikanen comes from Natural Resources Institute Finland in which he is a principal scientist and group manager of bioeconomy business. Dr. Sikanen has been working over 20 years with the supply chains of forest biomass and last 15 years he has specialized on forest biomass for energy. Here Dr. Sikanen represents the biggest bioenergy R&D programme of recent years in Finland. In this BEST Programme 14 R&D organisations and 22 companies were working together to study and develop the future biomass supply for different value chains and biorefining alternatives.