LUT and Hebei University of Technology to engage in large-scale collaboration
LUT University has negotiated a significant agreement on education collaboration with Hebei University of Technology (HEBUT) in China. The collaboration aims substantially to expand LUT University's international Bachelor's studies in technology in Lappeenranta and to launch Bachelor's programmes also on LUT University's Lahti campus.
The collaboration will comprise programmes in mechanical and electrical engineering, and in energy technology and software engineering. The new programmes will be launched in autumn 2021.
Feasibility study for a synthetic fuels pilot production plant started
LUT University and a group of companies have started a feasibility study for a synthetic fuels pilot production plant. The intended industrial scale pilot facility is based on power-to-x technology, and it would be located in Joutseno, Eastern Finland. The target is to produce carbon neutral fuels for transportation.
"The use of fossil oil and gas as transportation fuels is coming to an end. They need to be replaced with carbon neutral fuels, and in this way set the CO2 emissions caused by transportation to zero", says Petteri Laaksonen, Research Director at LUT School of Energy Systems.
Carbon negative manufacturing
LUT explores the manufacture of graphene from atmospheric CO2
LUT's research targeting the elimination of carbon dioxide emissions is branching out to the manufacture of carbon products.
A new study demonstrates a carbon negative manufacturing process that transforms carbon dioxide, considered waste, with emission-free electricity into carbon products, such as graphene, which is used in electric car batteries.
LUT Strategy 2030
System Earth, solving vicious problems and LUT University
We at LUT University have recently revised our strategic path for the coming years. No drastic changes were called for, as our trailblazing work in saving our planet is still needed – perhaps now more than ever.
Our strength lies in systemic understanding – addressing individual challenges as a part of an overall system. Science with a purpose is our mission – a mission that gives our work meaning each and every day.