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Bioeconomy and circular economy



Bio-based platform chemicals »

We combine five distinct disciplines, including biotechnology and green process chemistry, to push the bounds of bio-based monomer development.

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C1 economy »

CO2 levels in the atmosphere have balooned during our lifetimes, accelerating global warming. This is a challenge that VTT has addressed by replacing fossil fuels with biofuels and by developing bio-based products to substitute petrochemicals.

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​​​Food, feed and beverages »

We develop new concepts for the food and beverage sector. We enable consumers to choose healthy, sustainable and tasty foods wherever they go.

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High-performance fibres »

We provide advanced technologies for wood-based cellulosic and recyclable fibre solutions.

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Key technology platforms for the bioeconomy »

We can provide you with world-class expertise and technology development based on solutions for sustainable use of natural resources and the environment.

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​​​Light-weight bio-based structures »

We develop biocomposites, foam-forming and high bulk fibre product technologies. We help players in several industries to cut costs and produce more with less, while achieving sustainability.

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Liquid biofuels »

Our biofuels solutions are in use around the world. Our focus is on sustainable non-food materials like cane stalks, forest residues, straw and other lignocellulosic raw materials.

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Materials recycling and reprocessing »

We have worked with the plastics, fibre, and metal industries, and can leverage our deep understanding of your industry and its sustainability aspects, taking you from concept to pilot-scale production.

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Sustainable packaging materials »

We are exploring different forms of bio-packaging that utilise a multitude of different raw materials in novel combinations.

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Why partner with VTT?

  1. We offer our customers and partners multidisciplinary and in-depth scientific, technological and business competences. Several strong scientific focus areas create a flexible platform for radically new technology and business development.

  2. We have world-class research environments and solid IPR assets. Benefit from our unique R&D infrastructure which enables the development chain from basic research and process development up to prototyping and pilot manufacturing. Our intellectual property is considerable and we are flexible on the terms of intellectual property developed in commissioned research and development projects.

  3. We have a proven track record: 9% of Global Fortune 500 companies are already our customers. By engaging in collaboration with us, they have promoted the creation of new businesses, improved current processes, practices and products and boosted the productivity of their R&D activities.



Working with VTT is a great experience, their flexibility and multi-technology competencies are unmeasurable assets that help us speed up our R&D.”    

Jean-Paul Leonetti , VP, R&D Director, Deinove


With the expertise of VTT, UPM was able to verify that their new renewable diesel fuel is well-suited for all diesel vehicles and wide commercialisation.    

Marko Snellman, Commercial Manager, Biofuels, UPM-Kymmene Oyj



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