Unlock Your Business potential in Japanese Market

Growth in Forest Products


LignoGate was started in February 2018  as a unique Forest Products focused business based in Helsinki area. We provide its clients with a streamlined service delivery, because we have the wide range of bio-processing knowledge, qualification and experience within the one organisation. We are primary focused on Forest Products industry, since we have unmatched advantage on it. 


We are a competent service provider for The Innovation Voucher provided by Business Finland. For SMEs established in Finland, this subsidy might be utilised to receive our service.  

Akio Yamamoto, D.Sc. (Tech.)
Forest Products Chemist
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Dr. Akio Yamamoto is an educated technical specialist in wood chemistry, biomass engineering and solid wood processing. His qualifications and experience reinforced by both academia and industry cover a multitude of criteria including biochemical engineering, water science, pulp & paper production, wood science and market research in the area of Forest Products. As a native of Japan, he understands the market environment and cultural features of the Japanese market. Dr. Yamamoto is also a scientist who has 9 peer-reviewed scientific articles and is a co-author of 3 industrial patents.



With over 15 years of science experience, we can provide the following services: 

Market Research

Japan is one of the largest Forest Products importer in the world as well as . We are specifically focused on the Japanese Forest Products market.  Our expertise includes such as:

  • Renewable energy from biomass
  • Nanocellulose

  • Biorefinery

  • Lignin derivatives

  • Plywood and LVL

  • Consulting on JAS certificate

  • Pulp and Paper technology

  • Process technologies, equipments and systems

  • IPRs in these fields above

Consulting Service

in Forest Products Technology

New innovations and technologies are coming out continually in the biomass industry. 

In order to utilise business resource in R&D and sales activities for your business success, it is essential to understand the state of the art technology in the field. 

Here we offer comprehensive consulting services of the cutting-edge technologies for your business needs​.

Other services

  • Language service (English - Japanese)

  • Organising business visit to Japan



If there's anything you'd like to discuss you can send us a message and we'll get back to you in 48 hours.


Postal Address

P. O. Box 160

02101, Espoo, Finland


Tel: +358 46 943 9188


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