VTT Finland


VTT – Versatile bioenergy R&D

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is the biggest multi-technological applied research organisation in Northern Europe. VTT is established in 1944. A main goal of bioenergy research at VTT is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to the production of electricity by creating preconditions for increased use of biomass fuels for different purposes and size classes. On the other hand, our goal is to develop new technologies and new solutions to produce low-emission transportation fuels based on biomaterials and bio-based products replacing fossil fuels. In these research fields, our goal is to emphasize the significance of Finnish bioenergy expertise on the international market and to strengthen the production and competitiveness of bioenergy on a global scale.

Our key research areas in the bioenergy field include:

  • biomass fuel and biomaterial production, handling and treatment technologies;
  • low-emission combustion and gasification solutions for the production of biomass fuels for heat and  electricity production and for transportation;
  • increasing the variety of fuels used in heat and power plants;
  • modelling industrial flows and combustion;
  • biotechnical processing plant concepts for the production of new refined biofuels; and
  • fuel cells and hydrogen technology.

VTT employees 140 researchers at bioenergy field and has versatile research facilities for laboratory, bench and pilot scale research facilities for biomass fuel production, handling and treatment technologies, fluidised bed combustion, grate combustion, small-scale combustion, gasification and pyrolysis.


P.O. Box 1603, FI-40101 Jyväskylä, Finland

Koivurannantie 1, Jyväskylä (office)

Senior research scientist Eija Alakangas, Contact person for BioRegions projects

E-mail: Eija.Alakangas@vtt.fi

Tel. +358 400 542 454