Food from air with a new process
LUT and VTT verified the possibility to produce single-cell protein with electricity and carbon dioxide in 2017 in their joint research project Neo-Carbon Energy. LUT and VTT have continued this research in the project Neo-Carbon Food, which launched protein production with a new process.
"We are taking the carbon dioxide required for the bioprocess directly from the air. As far as I know, we're the first in the world to do so", says professor Jero Ahola.
Computer vision identifies the endangered Saimaa ringed seal
The highly endangered Saimaa ringed seal is characteristic to the Finnish lakelands and something Finns feel strongly about. The seal population must be preserved not only because of this, but also for reasons pertaining to natural history.
LUT's Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Research Group (CVPR) has been tackling this issue since 2015. Now it is exporting its expertise to Russia.
Oil spill prevention in the Arctic can be improved with biowaste
Oil spills are one of the greatest threats to the marine ecosystem.
LUT research in green chemistry seeks solutions to improve oil spill response techniques suitable for the demanding conditions in the Arctic region. A new study shows that the bioremediation of oil can be improved with biowaste.
LUT is tackling the plastic waste issue by developing fibre-based packaging
According to Professor of Packaging Technology Ville Leminen the current packaging trend is to use a thin polymer layer as a barrier (against e.g. oxygen) in a fibre-based product. In the future, the barrier could be something other than plastic.