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Coordinating and co-funding

The Wenet network is managed by JOSEK Ltd, a non-profit Joensuu Regional Development Company, together with the Universities of Applied Sciences of North Karelia, Savonia and Mikkeli and Kajaani University Consortium. The project is co-financed by the EU Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the regional councils and regional development companies of Eastern Finland, the town of Varkaus, and the Wenet member companies.

Expertise since 1980´s

Intensive research, training and practical work within wood energy started already in North Karelia in the mid 1980´s. The plan to form a wood energy network was initiated eight years ago, and it was established in 2004. After three years of successful experiences the Wenet network was expanded to the other provinces of Eastern Finland: Kainuu, South and North Savo.