Pilot Plant Uses Waste Hydrogen to Generate Electricity

VTT Technical Research Center of Finland has developed a pilot-scale power plant based on fuel cells that utilizes by-product hydrogen from sodium chlorate production. The power plant has been in operation at Kemira Chemicals Oy’s site in Finland since January 2014. Continue reading Pilot Plant Uses Waste Hydrogen to Generate Electricity

Algae Work as Biofuel Source Even in Cold Climates

Even in a cool climate as in Finland, algae might be used to produce biochemicals and biofuels, besides use in capture of industrial carbon dioxide emissions. The ALGIDA project coordinated by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland explored algae growing in Finland. Continue reading Algae Work as Biofuel Source Even in Cold Climates

Pilot Project to Demonstrate 15% Energy Savings in Buildings

VTT, a research institute in Espoo, Finland, and Samsung C&T Corporation are developing remote management technology and services for buildings in the Otaniemi campus area. The goal of the pilot project is to demonstrate that 15% energy savings in buildings can be achieved using the new technology. Continue reading Pilot Project to Demonstrate 15% Energy Savings in Buildings

Project Will Study Anaerobic Digestion of Organic Waste to Produce Biofuel

VTT Technological Research Centre of Finland (VTT) coordinates a new European project, which focuses on studying anaerobic digestion of organic waste and developing its control. Anaerobic digestion process can be optimized to produce either biogas or volatile fatty acids that are even more valuable products than biogas. The produced volatile fatty acids can be converted further to raw materials with which it’s possible to produce oil-replacing biobased products, such as bioplastics. Continue reading Project Will Study Anaerobic Digestion of Organic Waste to Produce Biofuel

Hot Time for Cold Climate Wind Energy

A recent study of electrical power producing systems across Europe conducted by Siemens AG has shown that a lot of money can be saved by moving wind farms north. Indeed, wind energy capacity is growing rapidly in the cold climates of the world. According to the latest forecasts, between 45 and 50 gigawatts of wind energy will be built in cold climates by 2017, which would mean an increase of as much as 72 per cent since the end of 2012 and investments amounting to approximately EUR 75 billion. Continue reading Hot Time for Cold Climate Wind Energy