The commissioning of Fazer’s xylitol factory in Lahti in autumn 2020 will mark the beginning of a completely new way of using oats, the Nordic super grain. Read on to learn how Anna Nicol, the main innovator behind the project, came up with the idea of using oat hulls to manufacture xylitol and what Vili Ravanko, the plant manager of the xylitol factory, needs to solve before the factory can starts production. Janne Toivanen, who started the construction project, and Filip Forsblom, who now leads the project, provide their accounts of the progress of the factory project.