LUT and Wärtsilä join forces to model a future based on 100% renewable energy
The technology group Wärtsilä and LUT University, have signed a research agreement on strategic power system modelling with the aim of understanding and developing paths towards 100% renewable energy systems.
The scope of the agreement covers collaboration on detailed energy system modelling of the transition taking place with the global energy sector. Under the agreement, LUT University's solar economy research group will support Wärtsilä's development work in this field, including providing access to LUT's database of power systems data.
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.
LUT solves Olkiluoto 3 surge line vibration safety issue
Commissioning testing of Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant revealed that one pipeline in the reactor system vibrated above desired values.
LUT University researchers, lead by professor Juhani Hyvärinen discovered a way to prevent vibration damping materials from interfering with reactor safety systems.
From climate doom and gloom to a solar economy – technology provides tools to stop climate change
"Gloomy climate reports have generated hopelessness, and this should be fixed.
Technology already enables making nearly all human activity carbon neutral", say LUT researchers Juha Pyrhönen and Julia Vauterin-Pyrhönen in their statement.