Reviving a forestry industry
VTT developed grounded pathways for the renewal of the industry in the short and long term through a roadmap exercise.
Solgrader - Potato Grower’s App
Solentum has developed a mobile application for complex measuring challenges and reliable data handling for quality control and process efficiency in precision potato farming.
Potential of nanocellulose in paper production
VTT demonstrated the potential of nanocellulose in paper production in realistic process conditions. Nanocellulose increases paper tensile strength while allowing a reduction in base material weight.
Gasification-based waste-to-energy power plant
VTT has researched and developed gasification together with Lahti Energia. With VTT’s support the company is able to convert 250,000 metric tons of SRF to electricity and heat on an annual basis, generating 50 MW of electricity and 90 MW of heat.
Forest biomass to liquid transportation fuels
VTT carried out R&D activities in the area of gasification, gas filtration and the reforming of tars and hydrocarbon gases. We also brought our significant expertise in gasification and gas cleaning to bear.
More efficient biomass-to-ethanol production
VTT engineered a yeast strain capable of consolidated bioprocessing (CBP). This significantly reduced the need for external enzymes, improving the economics of ethanol production.
Improved biomass-to-sugar enzymes
VTT evaluated candidate enzymes, developed optimised enzyme mixtures for a range of feedstocks, and improved the properties of mixture components via protein engineering.
Validation of safe fuel mixture for power plant
VTT fed different proportions of sawdust and pulverised forest residue mixed with various types of coal into the plant’s boiler and mapped the effects of the blends in different operational situations.
High quality xylose from pulp
VTT provided pilot facilities and expertise for xylan extraction, developed analytical methods for analysing xylo-oligosaccharides, provided data for the techno-economical evaluation, and conducted a lifecycle analysis.