GasFermTEC and Enterprise Estonia (EAS) organised the second seminar titled “Puidu väärindamise tulevik” (in English, “Future of wood valorisation”) of the seminar series “Ringmajandus ja kestlikud tehnoloogiad” (in English, “Circular economy and sustainable technologies”) on the 8th of June in Tallinn at Ülemiste City. The seminar series introduces sustainable technologies relevant for circular economies and associated socio-economic factors. The second seminar featured presentations by Pablo Cruz-Morales from the Technical University of Denmark on microbial and fungal metabolic engineering for high-density fuel production, Jaan Kers from Technical University of Tallinn on mechanical and chemical engineering of wood products, and Lauri Raid from Viru Keemia Grupp on their plans with the bioprocessing plant. The talks were followed by a panel discussion on the future of wood valorisation in Estonia with panellists including the speakers, the lead organiser of the seminar series GasFermTEC ERA Chair holder Kaspar Valgepea, and Kaupo Reede, Development Manager of Research Programme at EAS (see program below). The next four seminars of the six-part series will restart in September and will cover waste and CO2 valorisation technologies, aeroponics, and biomass processing, both covering technologies that have been commercialised and that are being developed in the lab. In addition, socio-economic factors associated with circular economy are covered, from life cycle analysis of products to climate anxiety and social responsibilities of companies.