VTT tour during REDIFUEL’s General Assembly #4

11-12 February 2020 in Espoo, Finland

During the General Assembly, hosted by NESTE, the REDIFUEL project partners were given a tour at VTT’s Piloting Centre Bioruukki in Espoo, Finland on February 12th.

Bioruukki is VTT’s research and pilot project infrastructure that encompasses facilities for thermochemical conversion (gasification and pyrolysis), biomass processing (e.g. biomass fractionation and development of novel cellulose fibre applications) as well as green chemistry (e.g. development of new bio-based chemicals and polymers).

The project partners were given a short introduction to VTT’s gasification and pyrolysis facilities and particularly to the gasification and synthesis set-up that will serve as the experimental platform in the upcoming REDIFUEL test campaigns. The entire process from biomass gasification up to Fischer-Tropsch synthesis will be validated in test campaigns that are scheduled to start in March 2020.