An agreement concerning the implementation of Kemira’s and A. Ahlström’s joint venture EriCa was finalised in April 2021. This marked the start of planning for a green chemistry ecosystem that is expected to be completed in 2024. The ecosystem, which will unite industry operators in diverse ways, will be built collaboratively by industry operators and start-up companies. The first workshops were held in June 2021. Joint and systematic development work will continue throughout the construction period.