Valuable inorganics

 

Materials recycling

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​​Materials and products beyond environmental compliance

Take advantage of VTT's reprocessing expertise and novel approaches to recycled material processing and product concept design. With a hands-on approach in application-based materials design, prefeasibility assessment and piloting facilities, VTT has the resources you require for programme success.

​​​​​Monetise your sidestreams, maximize your yield with VTT 

VTT offers the hands-on expertise and process knowledge to help you extract more value from waste and side streams. We work collaboratively, developing concepts with you for your particular needs. When you are ready, we quickly move into the pilot phase for proof of concept. 

VTT has also developed solutions for more efficient extraction and reuse of metals and valuable elements. We have worked within many metals and minerals-related industries and can leverage our deep understanding of your industry, taking you from concept to pilot scale production.​

​​OUR SOLUTIONS:

Waste and sidestream valorisation 

Attain higher profit margins and a higher degree of sustainability by harnessing waste and byproducts. Use VTT's novel concepts, cross industry expertise, and expert R&D services to quickly find and pursue the right avenue to added value through recovery. In a complex environment, both theoretical understanding and hands-on piloting provide the necessary information and understanding for implementation. The benefit is evident in reduced material costs, higher efficiency, and environmental compliance.

​​​Material characterisation and evaluation

Our work is based on long-term experience from the assessment of the environmental impacts of waste and by-products, in which deep understanding of the materials' leaching behaviour plays a central role.

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Metals separation

Our competence covers the whole separation pathway from feedstock/waste to value-added product/neutralized waste. The research and development is active in flotation with e.g. metals separation of electric and mineral wastes.

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Process monitoring solutions

We offer IPR and development capabilities for technology development, as well as monitoring campaigns for benchmarking or warranty purposes.

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Recovery from effluents

Our core competence consists in chemical precipitation and cementation. In addition, research is strong in sulphate reduction and metal precipitation with sulphate-reducing bacteria.

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Low grade ore and minerals valorisation 

Combine VTT's hydrometallurgy expertise with hands-on piloting for an excellent, cost-efficient R&D platform. Gaining access to leading scientific minds and expertise can help you more quickly increase yield and profitability. Leverage VTT's separation technologies, hydrometallurgy and leaching expertise to get to the next level. 

​​​Critical metals (CM) and rare earth elements (REE)

Our competence covers hydrometallurgical and biohydrometallurgical processing methodology for CMs including REE leaching and recovery from different material feeds.

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​​​Hydrometallurgy and leaching

Our competence covers hydrometallurgical and biohydrometallurgical technologies for metals. We work with precious and critical metals leaching and recovery from different material feeds.

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Hydrometallurgy piloting

VTT’s separation technologies and capabilities include a newly established mobile pilot environment, Flexmet, for hydrometallurgical processing. We offer related expertise to separate metals from different sources.

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Metals and minerals recovery and reuse

 Take advantage of VTT's advanced hydrometallurgical and extraction expertise and novel approaches to low-grade material stream processing and recycling. With hands-on process design, prefeasibility studies and full pilot facilities, VTT has all the resources you require for program success. 

​​​Metals separation

Our competence covers the whole separation pathway from feedstock/waste to value-added product/neutralized waste. The research and development is active in flotation with e.g. metals separation of electric and mineral wastes.

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​​​Process monitoring solutions

We offer IPR and development capabilities for technology development, as well as monitoring campaigns for benchmarking or warranty purposes.

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Recovery from effluents

Our core competence consists in chemical precipitation and cementation. In addition, research is strong in sulphate reduction and metal precipitation with sulphate-reducing bacteria.

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 Metals and minerals

Plastic materials recycling & reprocessing 

VTT is actively working on smart processing and reuse concepts for plastic materials. We help clients turn waste streams into income streams.

VTT plastics processing and reuse concepts range from materials analysis and experimentation to processing techniques, from laboratory to full-scale pilot.

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Infrastructure and business development

​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.​

BIORUUKKI pilot centre​​

​Bioruukki is our unique innovation and demonstration platform for bio- and circular economy businesses​

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Bioecon​omy 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.

Prefeasibility studies

Our competence covers process calcualtions, sizing of process equipment and investment and operational cost calculation.​

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​​​Modelling and simulation

VTT possesses a deep understanding related to several industrial processes combined with modelling know-how, which can be applied both in process and phenomena modelling.

 

​Fresh thinking

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 recycling and material reprocessing research and development that is both deep and broad.

 

Let’s talk

We invite you to meet with us so that we can gain a better understanding of the most important challenges you are facing and how we can help you to solve them.

CONTACT US
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CONTACT US

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Tel. exchange +358 20 722 111
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