Tag: VTT

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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VTT researches how to use willow biomass more efficiently for ethanol

VTT researches how to use willow biomass more efficiently for ethanol

March 30, 2016 |

In Finland, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Aalto University investigated how willow biomass can be utilized more efficiently. When processed correctly, willow is eminently suitable as a source of sugar in the production of ethanol. The lignin fraction formed as a by-product of the ethanol process and the fibres and compounds of willow […]

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UPM’s BioVerno fuel runs 80,000km with great results

UPM’s BioVerno fuel runs 80,000km with great results

March 4, 2014 |

In Finland, VTT and UPM announced that the tests they’ve been performing on UPM’s renewable diesel since last May have shown that the fuel works just as well as fossil diesel. The tests used a 20% blend of UPM’s BioVerno on four Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI cars that traveled 20,000 km each during the course […]

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Short Takes in Biofuels for April 29: UPM, Volkswagen, renewable diesel

Short Takes in Biofuels for April 29: UPM, Volkswagen, renewable diesel

April 29, 2013 |

What Do I Absolutely Need to Know About… UPM and VTT, wood-based diesel and Volkswagen cars. UPM, VTT and VV-Auto Group will start fleet tests of renewable domestic diesel next month Biofuel will be produced by UPM, fleet tests will be coordinated by VTT and cars will be supplied by VV-Auto Group (which imports and […]

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VTT leads EU project to develop cellulosic enzymes

VTT leads EU project to develop cellulosic enzymes

January 9, 2013 |

In Finland, the mainly EU-funded DISCO project coordinated by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed powerful enzymes, which accelerate plant biomass conversion into sugars and further into products such as bioethanol. The project’s results include lignin-tolerant enzymes and enzyme cocktails for processing spruce, straw, corn cob and wheat bran. The commercialisation of these […]

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Finland’s VTT develops better sugar-based plastic

Finland’s VTT develops better sugar-based plastic

December 10, 2012 |

In Finland, national research center VTT says it has developed a more efficient way to produce polygloycolic acid from sugar that could be 20% to 30% stronger than PLA while withstanding temperatures up to 20 degrees hotter. The new plastic is expected to break down easier than PLA and should improve the quality of bio-based […]

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VTT CEO says Finland needs a bioeconomy strategy

VTT CEO says Finland needs a bioeconomy strategy

April 20, 2012 |

In Finland, VTT President and CEO Erkki Km Leppävuori states, “Finland should create a national bioeconomy strategy as soon as possible!” Speaking in Helsinki at the VTT Bioeconomy Forum Finland event, Leppävuori opened the discussion stating, “I believe that Finland, thanks to its competences and raw materials, can become a future leader in bioeconomy, and […]

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VTT/MSI Center for Bioengineering launches, to focus on bio-based chemicals

VTT/MSI Center for Bioengineering launches, to focus on bio-based chemicals

November 4, 2011 |

In California, a group of top researchers announced the launch of the VTT/MSI Center for Bioengineering, focused on basic and applied research for engineering cells and molecules. The Center is located in Berkeley.  The VTT/MSI Center for Bioengineering will include international, collaborative research projects between researchers at the Molecular Sciences Institute of Berkeley and VTT […]

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