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VTT develops new gasification technique

VTT develops new gasification technique

January 15, 2019 |

In Finland, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed a new technique based on gasification, which offers a sustainable way to turn forest industry byproducts, such as bark, sawdust and forestry waste, into transport fuels and chemicals. The new technique reduces carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 90 per cent compared to fossil fuels. […]

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VTT pilot uses big data to open forests up for sustainable use in the bioeconomy

VTT pilot uses big data to open forests up for sustainable use in the bioeconomy

January 10, 2019 |

In Finland, the whole of Europe is feverishly looking for new ways to use farm, forest and fishery resources more responsibly and sustainably and to promote the production of the best possible raw materials in order to increase the availability of food, energy and biomaterials. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, the Finnish Forest […]

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VTT partners on capturing big data and opening forest data for mobile apps

VTT partners on capturing big data and opening forest data for mobile apps

October 25, 2018 |

In Finland, the whole of Europe is feverishly looking for new ways to use farm, forest and fishery resources more responsibly and sustainably and to promote the production of the best possible raw materials in order to increase the availability of food, energy and biomaterials. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, the Finnish Forest […]

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VTT researchers team with partners to accelerate European bioeconomy

VTT researchers team with partners to accelerate European bioeconomy

October 15, 2018 |

In Finland, the whole of Europe is feverishly looking for new ways to use farm, forest and fishery resources more responsibly and sustainably and to promote the production of the best possible raw materials in order to increase the availability of food, energy and biomaterials. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, the Finnish Forest […]

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VTT developing microbes that break down plastic waste

VTT developing microbes that break down plastic waste

September 6, 2018 |

In Finland, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is helping to solve the global plastic waste problem. VTT develops in a project called PlastBug a mobile container unit to remove plastic waste from ocean areas, in order to create a safe living environment. The aim is to develop a small, container-based factory that can be […]

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Aalto University and VTT team on bioeconomy flagship program

Aalto University and VTT team on bioeconomy flagship program

August 30, 2018 |

In Finland, Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland signed a collaboration agreement on the CERES flagship program and took a concrete step towards a joint innovation ecosystem in the field of bioeconomy. The aim is to develop materials from renewable resources in order to safeguard a sustainable future. The Academy of Finland […]

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VTT researchers find enzymes from micro-organisms found in tropical fires resist high temperature process

VTT researchers find enzymes from micro-organisms found in tropical fires resist high temperature process

November 13, 2017 |

In Finland, micro-organisms found in the wildfire-prone dry tropical forests of India are an exciting prospect for biochemical production, as they are accustomed to the challenging conditions following a forest fire. The enzymes they produce are likely to also have a higher-than-normal resistance to the substances released from biomass in high-temperature industrial processes. An EU and […]

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VTT expanding operations at it Bioruukki pilot center

VTT expanding operations at it Bioruukki pilot center

June 13, 2017 |

In Finland, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland will expand the operation of the Bioruukki pilot center located in Espoo, from thermochemistry to novel ways of biomass utilization, recycling of textile fibers and green chemistry technologies. The pilot center will develop into a new kind of an ecosystem, welcoming companies and research organizations to develop […]

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Fuels from thin air: drop-in liquid fuels from sky CO2, water and solar power

Fuels from thin air: drop-in liquid fuels from sky CO2, water and solar power

June 12, 2017 |

In Finland, we reported last week commercial vehicles operated by the City of Helsinki and bus services commissioned by HSL will fully switch to renewable fuels by 2020. HSL, Stara, UPM, Neste, Teboil, St1, the Ministry for Economic Affairs and Employment, the Finnish Petroleum and Biofuels Association and the Technical Research Centre of Finland VTT […]

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VTT researcher shows how EU RED sustainability criteria could use some adjustments

VTT researcher shows how EU RED sustainability criteria could use some adjustments

June 16, 2016 |

In Finland, only biofuels meeting certain sustainability criteria are included in the European Union’s renewable energy goals and are allowed to take advantage of national support systems. In her doctoral dissertation, VTT’s Research Scientist Kati Koponen proposes several areas of development for the greenhouse gas assessment method of the criteria. Koponen has studied how a […]

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