Maximize your yield with VTT solutions and expertise
VTT has 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.
Monetising your side streams
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.
We can help you do more with less!
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.
Let us help you to do more with less!
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.
Design of sustainable materials and machinery
At VTT we start with your needs, then build our way
back to optimal materials and more precise machinery design. Our process
includes a thorough simulation and trial environment. VTT brings strong
expertise, from materials and machinery to sustainability, lifecycle management
and techno-economic feasibility. We help clients streamline manufacturing and
material selection to their precise requirements for improved efficiency and
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.
Our competence covers process calcualtions, sizing of process equipment and investment and operational cost calculation.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.