Smart industry and energy systems

VTT Review 2015

VTT

Our goal is to create a new competitive edge by producing smart solutions for industry and energy systems. We are boosting the prospects of manufacturing industry by developing new industrial innovation ecosystems and solutions based on the industrial internet. Parallel development of technology and business models is a key element in our R&D.

To promote the restructuring of the manufacturing sector, we develop new materials, design and simulation methods, and manufacturing automation solutions. We create low-carbon and intelligent solutions for energy production, transmission, distribution and use. A major international research theme is intelligent transport; we are studying this area in partnership with device manufacturers, route planners and service providers. Our services are based on our strong material and modelling competencies and our understanding of industrial operations and the social infrastructure.

In all of our activities, we aim to develop economically competitive solutions that combine resource efficiency and environmental aspects.

Examples of research results

 

cost-efficient, 3D-printed, reliable hydraulic valve block

VTT and Nurmi Cylinders Oy have developed a cost-efficient, 3D-printed, reliable hydraulic valve block that is 66% lighter than the original part.

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3D printing of high-performance,
cost-effective, light-weight components
VTT's robot innovation automates short production runs.

VTT's robot innovation automates short production runs. The quick-control system developed by VTT slashes substantially the programming time for industrial robots, enabling the use of automation also in short production runs of single-item products.

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VTT's robot innovation automates short production runs

In densely built residential areas, it is worth generating renewable energy at local level

In densely built residential areas, it is worth generating renewable energy at local level. Sulphur dioxide and particulate emissions can be reduced by up to 70% by using thermal tank energy storage.

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Sustainable energy efficiency through local solutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

increasing the operational life of the high pressure turbine blades

With the help of research by VTT, the Finnish Air Force has succeeded in increasing the operational life of the high pressure turbine blades
of its Hornet jet engines by 10%.
The saving for taxpayers is an estimated 3 million US dollars, or over 2.7 million euros, compared to which the research investment was modest and the return (ROI) almost 100 times the research investment.

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Research for the Finnish Air Force extended the life of high-pressure turbine blades in Hornets

Finnish Linkker electric buses

The first two Finnish Linkker electric buses, owned by Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) and manufactured based on a prototype developed
by VTT
started to operate in the metropolitan area. HSL will purchase a total of 12 buses from Linkker Oy.

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First Finnish fast-charging electric buses to enter into service

fuel cell systems for high-efficiency cogeneration of heat and power from biogas

Convion Ltd and VTT will demonstrate fuel cell systems for high-efficiency cogeneration of heat and power from biogas produced in connection with waste water treatment in Italy. Fuel cell systems enable the generation of electricity from biogas that would otherwise remain unused or be burned for heat.

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Producing clean energy from Italian waste water with Finnish fuel cell expertise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rock pile

Nearly all of the world's countries have announced targets for reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. VTT's analysis of the targets from 159 countries showed that even more ambitious reductions are needed in order to limit global warming to two degrees.
Of the high-emitting countries, the one with the most room for improvement is China.

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Emissions rising too high despite
the reduction targets set before
the Paris negotiations

Power plant

For years, VTT has been cooperating with power plants and safety authorities to provide information and technology required for safety assessments and safe use of nuclear power plants. Now Nordic countries are co-developing new methods of making seismic hazard estimates
of anticipated earthquakes in Fennoscandia.
 The results will also be important with regard to final disposal repositories for nuclear waste.

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Seismic safety of nuclear power
plants will improve

remote handling system for ITER, the world's largest fusion energy project

VTT and TUT have secured a significant role under a contract signed by Amec Foster Wheeler concerning the development of a remote handling system for ITER, the world's largest fusion energy project. High tech robotics, advanced technological tools, powerful computers and virtual reality platforms developed in this project can be utilised also in other industries.

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VTT and TUT join Amec Foster Wheeler’s 70 million euro robotics contract for nuclear fusion project

 

 

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