Increasing demand for biomass and sustainable development technologies brings
a Finnish research center to Sao Paulo. There is a growing demand on new
biomass focused technologies in Brazil as well as globally.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has front line knowledge in these
technologies it will increase its presence in the Brazilian market. VTT will
establish a new research center in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The focus will be on the
biorefinery technologies. Brazil is a global leader in biorefinery and
especially in bioethanol research with substantial biomass reserves.
Therefore, VTT’s objective is to be part of the development in optimizing the
value of the biomass.
‘’By having our new R&D centre in Sao Paulo VTT is able to contribute closely
to the local business society and to share knowledge with local research
institutes’’ says Nilson Zaramella Boeta, the CEO of VTT Brasil LTDA. In
Brazil VTT offers expertise and research infrastructures and technological
solutions in fibre processing, biotechnical processing and energy production,
for the Brazilian companies and public sector.
sector-based research institutions, VTT is multidisciplinary and can therefore
offer a great variety of sustainable innovations and technological concepts
and services from various areas of technology’’ says VTT’s President and CEO
Erkki KM Leppävuori.
VTT Brasil LTDA provides high-end
technology solutions and innovation services for the South American markets.
The aim is to help customers generate more competitive businesses from the
biomass refining value chain in order to obtain the best possible value out of
biomass. VTT Brasil LTDA is offering its research services to the pulp and
paper, chemical and energy industries. In addition, VTT is keen to operate in
collaboration with Brazilian-based research organizations and units.
is opening the center in collaboration with Kemira which is a global two
billion euro chemicals company that is focused on serving customers in
water-intensive industries. VTT and Kemira have a joint research program
called SWEET which focuses on three research areas: water reuse, technologies
related to biomass processes and water chemistry in the aid of sustainable
VTT has already activities in several countries
including China, Japan, South Korea, USA and many European countries. In
Brazil, VTT wants to be perceived as a world-class, flexible and trustworthy
multi-technological state-of-the-art research organization, which brings added
value and international competitiveness to the Brazilian businesses and to the
technology and R&D environments. VTT was in 2010 the most desired work place
among technology students in Finland. VTT wants to be seen as a reference
research organization and also as a preferred employer for the Brazilian