Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. (VTT)

VTT is an impartial multidisciplinary expert organization with a staff of 2600. VTT produces research, development, testing and information services to public sector and companies as well as international organizations. VTT can combine different technologies, create new innovations and a substantial range of world class technologies and applied research services. VTT is a not-for-profit organization and has extensive research and pilot facilities related to biomass treatment, process chemistry, thermochemical conversions, industrial biotechnology and material applications.

VTT has a broad and profound experience in many of the different research areas relevant to ERIFORE action, such as biomass fractionation and pulping, biobased fuels, green chemistry, separation technologies, fibre based materials, nanomaterials, polymer processing and composites, industrial biotechnology and synthetic biology. One of the focus areas over the last decades has been development of piloting and scale-up infrastructure and skills. This has resulted an extensive selection of pilot plant facilities through the development chain of new biobased chemicals, materials and fuels.

VTT will be responsible participant for the project coordination and management.

Contact information:

Project coordinator Dr. Mika Härkönen

P.O. Box 1000

FI-02044 VTT


Tel: +358 400 839 577



This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 654371