Choose from sophisticated thermal and biotechnical routes
VTT 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. Our proven technologies include both thermal and biotechnical conversion routes to next generation biofuels.
Decentralised, customised solutions
VTT creates sustainable, profitable energy solutions. We believe in decentralising and customising for specific client needs. Depending on your local environment, the best choice might be VTT´s fermentation technology or thermochemical conversion platform.
Commercial scale biomass-to-liquid solutions
VTT develops advanced nextgen Biomass-to-Liquid (BtL) technologies at a commercial level. VTT
integrated fast pyrolysis is already successfully replacing fossil fuels today. Transforming lignocellulose to bioethanol is faster and cheaper with intensified fermentation and less costly enzymes.
Infrastructure & Business Development
Bioeconomy Concept Development and Evaluation
VTT’s strong expertise in process and product
development, together with our well-established approaches for systematic
evaluation, simulation and modelling, will provide a fast lane to holistic
feasibility estimates of novel concepts.
VTT creates solutions tailored to local biomass and waste streams. Clients take advantage of our services along the entire development path, from feedstock and concept evaluation to process piloting and vehicle testing. We can also help in demonstration projects as well as in bringing first-of-a-kind industrial plants into being.
Bio-based jet fuel
VTT has the know-how to produce renewable jet fuels. Depending on feedstock availability, we can make use of thermochemical or biotechnical conversion platforms. Whether you want to start from scratch, require proof-of-concept support or need a partner for your flagship project, VTT has the capability.
Lignocellulosic bioethanol production is one of our core research areas. When you need to diversify your raw material base, optimise enzymatic hydrolysis or improve conversion to ethanol, VTT is your R&D partner. Leverage our deep knowledge for superior results. VTT´s deep understanding of fermentation processes and organisms can help you to achieve that last, most difficult boost in process efficiency.
Our solutions for bio-based diesel, jet fuel and ethanol:
Affordable sugars from lignocellulosic biomass
VTT develops industrial concepts for the deconstruction of renewable biomasses by applying sustainable biotechnical methods, often combined with chemical or mechanical processing.
VTT is your partner of choice in the exploitation of different organisms – from bacteria, yeasts and fungi to algae and plant cells.
Development of production organisms
We use state of the art molecular and synthetic biology tools, high throughput screening and in vivo evolution to enhance the properties of bacterial, yeast, fungal and plant cells in bioproduction.
Fast pyrolysis – conversion of biomass to bio-oil
Our strength is the critical mass of persons representing development (experimental and modelling), analytics, and technical services. We also operate a unique fast pyrolysis pilot plant, which may be used to help scaling-up processes.
Gasification of biomass and waste
A major part of our activities is related to process development work, which we are able to carry out at laboratory- and pilot-scales with our unique test facilities and world-class expertise.
Concept development and evaluation
VTT’s strong expertise in process and product development, together with our well established approaches for systematic evaluation, simulation and modelling, will provide a fast lane to holistic feasibility estimates of novel concepts. We provide a fast lane to holistic feasibility estimates of novel concepts.
Our solutions for concept development:
Discover what collaboration with VTT can achieve:
Our customers tell us that collaborating with VTT adds value in a number of ways. It brings fresh thinking to the table, offers proven technologies that can be tailored to their specific needs, and accelerates the development and implementation process.
How we work
Working with VTT is different. Instead of developing everything internally or working with companies pushing proprietary solutions, we function as an extended part of your team. With VTT, you are tapping into liquid biofuels research and development that is both deep and broad.