Tag: VTT

A Sweet Soy Story – World’s 1st bioplastic from soy molasses

A Sweet Soy Story – World’s 1st bioplastic from soy molasses

March 27, 2021 |

Four companies developed the first process in the world to produce compostable bioplastic from food and feed production side streams. A biopolymer plant will be built in Uusikaupunki, Finland, in which bioplastic production will be piloted on an industrial scale. Finnfoam, Brightplus, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Nordic Soya have explored together the […]

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VTT leads 15 partners in e-fuels R&D projet

VTT leads 15 partners in e-fuels R&D projet

February 9, 2021 |

In Finland, an e-fuel research project related to Neste’s Veturi program was launched in January 2021. Headed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the project brings together 15 partners to engage in R&D cooperation with the goal of large-scale production and commercialization of e-fuels. The two-year, over six-million-euro project will develop the production of […]

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VTT-based startup producing protein from biorefinery by-products receives $1.7M

VTT-based startup producing protein from biorefinery by-products receives $1.7M

November 1, 2020 |

In Finland, new VTT-based startup company eniferBio producing protein from biorefinery by-products received more than one million euros in funding. eniferBio developed a method for producing Pekilo mycoprotein – a form of single cell protein derived from fungi. Pekilo mycoprotein is nutritious and protein rich cell biomass and can be used as raw material for […]

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Business Finland BioFlex project to explore biomass and waste-plastic fuel production

Business Finland BioFlex project to explore biomass and waste-plastic fuel production

April 8, 2020 |

In Finland, a three-year Business Finland BioFlex project, VTT and partners are exploring how suitable fuel oils made from biomass and waste plastics are for power plants and ship diesel engines. The aim is to determine the most ecologically and economically sustainable way to replace fossil fuels. Internal-combustion engine power plants use natural gas or […]

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VTT launches two-year project with partners to develop BECCU

VTT launches two-year project with partners to develop BECCU

March 5, 2020 |

In Finland, VTT and its business partners have launched a two-year project to develop a concept for a process to capture and utilize carbon dioxide. The aim is to utilize the carbon dioxide produced during bioenergy production as a raw material for specialty chemicals. As certain end products have a long lifecycle, the concept may […]

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VTT models the use of surplus wind power’s roll in the circular economy

VTT models the use of surplus wind power’s roll in the circular economy

February 6, 2020 |

In Finland, the circular economy can utilize surplus wind power to improve profitability of the entire energy system. This was demonstrated by VTT’s new modelling tool that was used to calculate the effects of circular economy in Åland Islands, where the share of wind power is expected to increase rapidly in the next few years. […]

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Fish feed from forest and food side streams

Fish feed from forest and food side streams

November 16, 2019 |

In Finland, VTT’s deep-tech incubator teams come up with two solutions to meet the need for new sustainable fish feed. Enifer Bio’s solution is based on the use of dilute side streams from the agro- and forest industries, and Volare’s solution focuses on the valorisation of food-industry side streams. The forest industry previously produced large […]

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VTT runs 80 hour-long test on syngas conversion to FT products

VTT runs 80 hour-long test on syngas conversion to FT products

September 30, 2019 |

In Finland, production of biofuel by gasification of biomass residues was successfully validated in the EU’s COMSYN project in September. The process performance was verified with bark in an 80 hour-long test run at VTT. The syngas conversion to Fischer-Tropsch (FT) products was conducted by IneraTec GmbH. The main focus of the test was to […]

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Production of biofuel by gasification of biomass residues validated

Production of biofuel by gasification of biomass residues validated

September 28, 2019 |

In Finland, the production of biofuel by gasification of biomass residues was successfully validated in the EU’s COMSYN project. The process performance was verified with bark in an 80 hour-long test run at VTT. The syngas conversion to Fischer-Tropsch (FT) products was conducted by IneraTec GmbH. The main focus of the test was to study […]

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VTT says materials and chemicals the first commodities to be commercialized by carbon reuse

VTT says materials and chemicals the first commodities to be commercialized by carbon reuse

September 15, 2019 |

In Finland, VTT published a new report called “The Carbon Reuse Economy – Transforming CO2 from a pollutant into a resource” and presents its view on how carbon can be turned from a pollutant into a resource with a favorable impact on climate change. It is already possible to make food protein from CO2 and […]

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