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Europe aims to become a world-class commercializer of fuel cell technology


VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is coordinating a five-year European consortium worth more than EUR 10 million, which is developing commercial applications from SOFC fuel cell technology. The aim is to implement the reliable production of low-emission electricity and heat, which will ...


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3D-printed smart metal parts

A step towards artificial intelligence


VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, which is developing future manufacturing concepts, has succeeded in 3D printing a smart shaft. Novel is the overall process management chain in particular: 3D printing, sensor technology, wireless data transfer, and condition monitoring in the same ...


Fabric made from recycled fiber feels half way between cotton and viscose


The method develop at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland involves dissolving worn and discarded cotton and using it as a raw material for new fibre. The first product models demonstrate that recycled fibre can be transformed into a yarn and pleasant fabric. Based on a carbamate dissolution ...


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3D-printing materials for wound care and decorative elements


Cellulose nanofibrils have properties that can improve the characteristics of bio-based 3D-printing pastes. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is developing a 3D wound care product for monitoring wound condition in hospital care. However, the first commercial nanocellulose applications will ...


VTT, Tampere University of Technology and Tampere University of Applied Science combine cutting-edge infra

One-stop-shop principle adopted by Finland’s manufacturing industry


VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Tampere University of Technology (TUT) and Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) are creating an extensive research infrastructure in Finland. This alliance will provide new business opportunities for Finnish industry, as manufacturing begins to ...


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A method for producing plant-based drinking bottles from FDCA


VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed an environmentally sound and economical method for producing furan dicarboxylic acid (FDCA) from plant sugars for the production of drinking bottles, paints and industrial resins, for example. This technology enables production of plant-based ...


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Valuable products from steel industry slag


Europe's steel industry generated around 21.4 million tons of slag in 2012. A quarter of this was not re-used. Slag is traditionally used in landfilling or for example as insulating material in the road constructions. The EU’s RESLAG project is developing methods of using slag in various energy ...


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Using nature's own solvents for the preparation of pure lignin


Lignin can now be efficiently and cost-effectively separated from sawdust, by using eutectic solvents. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed solvents using which 50% of the lignin from wood can be extracted in a pure form that retains its natural chemical structure during ...


Intelligent electronics to become durable, flexible and functional through new technology


With the roll-to-roll overmoulding manufacturing process developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, components can be easily overmoulded into durable electronics products such as wearable sports solutions, toys and, for instance, household appliances equipped with an overmoulded solar ...


Scientists developed a miniature gas sensor for mobile devices

Applications from monitoring air quality to healthcare & wellness


VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a miniature gas sensor that can be connected to mobile devices. Gas measurements made with smartphones will make activities such as the detection of internal air problems easier. In addition, sleep quality will be measurable with greater ...


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