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The future biobased construction and housing

The aim of the project is to create conditions to increase the use of bio-based products and services used primarily in the construction industry in Sweden and Europe and increase the competitiveness of the Swedish wood manufacture industry.

Aim and goal

The aim of the project is to create conditions for increasing the use of biobased products and services, primarily in the construction sector in Sweden and Europe, and to increase the competitiveness of the Swedish woodworking industry. The four main objectives of the project are:

  • New business solutions for the carpentry industry to increase customer value for biobased products
  • Efficiency of procurement and production of multi-storey houses with a structure of bio-based products that meet new demands on energy efficiency and sustainability
  • Developing more efficient flooring and slimmer walls for new construction and renovation to meet the new energy requirements coming in 2021


The "FBBB" project will provide solutions to social challenges such as:

  • Utilize Swedish renewable bio-based raw materials to create a bioeconomic environment
  • Number of jobs - especially with focus on jobs in rural areas
  • Reduce housing shortage - focusing on cities
  • Reduce energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions
  • Increase the export value of products made in Sweden


These project goals are expected to lead to the following results from the owners:

  • Municipalities / property owners get tools to order real estate with a larger proportion of bio-based materials and thus less climatic pressure
  • Increased opportunities to manufacture custom tailored products
  • Improved sales channels for the carpentry industry in the Swedish and European markets
  • Increased opportunity for clients / architects to utilize the efficiency of the industrial wood house construction
  • Efficient production of industrially manufactured multi-storey houses with wooden frames
  • Increased competitiveness for biobased buildings through increased leaseable space based on slimmer floor structures and walls with sustained or improved performance


The project is expected in 2025 to lead to the following effects:

  • Increased use of biobased products - Global Goals 12 and 13
  • Increased value for biobased products and increased exports of processed biobased products - Global Goals 9 and 13
  • Reduced energy use in the construction sector - Global Goals 9, 11 and 13
  • Rural jobs - Global Goals 8



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RISE role in project


Project start


37,5 months

Total budget

56,4 MSEK


30 companies (14 SME), 4 municipalities, 2 trade organizations, 7 universities and 1 research institute


Bioinnovation - funded by vinnova, formas och energimyndigheten

The UN sustainable development goals

8. Decent work and economic growth
9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
11. Sustainable cities and communities
12. Responsible consumption and production
13. Climate action

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Marie Johansson

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Marie Johansson

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+46 10 516 62 51

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