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Integrated fast pyrolysis bio oil production plant


Customer: Fortum Power and Heat Oy

 CHALLENGEReference Fortum Improved profitability through integration

Create the world’s first integrated bio oil production plant & demonstrate the viability of bio oil as a replacement for fossil fuels in heat production


VTT’s patented process integrates a fluidized-bed boiler with pyrolysis. Produced in this way, bio-oil is more cost-efficient than when produced in a separate pyrolysis process.

  • A short timeline from research to demonstration
  • Replacement of fossil fuel in the generation of heat and power
  • Efficient use of forestry waste streams


lainausmerkki_kork_250pix.jpgVTT’s role in our research consortium has been crucial. Their long experience and world class competence in fast pyrolysis has enabled a fast track from research to demonstration.

Jukka Heiskanen, Head of New Energy Concepts, Fortum, HESS Division, Fortum Power and Heat Oy