VTT is the largest and the most versatile contract research institute in
the Nordic Countries. VTT Processes,
one of nine VTT’s institutes, promotes export of
energy technology through research and product development and creates new
energy solutions for nations, companies and consumers. It helps to reduce then
environmental impact of energy use and promotes efficient use of energy.
- Production methods.
- Product development.
- Combustion and gasification.
Region of operation and fields of application
. Finland and Europe.
- Production chains for wood fuel and raw material.
- Developing competitive new integrated harvesting methods.
- Methods and equipment for wood-fuel production.
- Combustion of wood-fuel, especially :
. new small heating units,
. reducing emissions,
. combined use of coal and
- Gasification of biomass.
References and publications
of the BIOENERGIA research programme (1993-1996) which involved many Finnish
organisations for research programmes or bio-energies.
- Co-ordinator of
PUUENERGIA (wood energy) Technology Programme (1999-2003).
method patent : it combines the production of energy
and raw material from wood. It utilises practically the entire trees which are
harvested undelimbed, chipped and the clean chip (for
pulp industry) is separated from the hogged fuel (for energy production).
Drying method : it is based on the combined operation
of steam dryer gasifier and gas turbine for CHP
production from wet biomass.
Combustion Processes : it increases the efficiency of
electric power generation and does not create a lot of carbon monoxide.
fluidised bed combustion by laboratory scale reactors.