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.
Personal carbon trading rewards smart choices with virtual euros
Residents of Lahti are taking part in climate change mitigation with a mobile application called Kulkukauppa (Mobility Trading). The application is based on LUT University's personal carbon trading scheme, which rewards users for environmentally friendly mobility.
The application recognises different modes of transportation, such as driving a car, riding a bicycle, or walking.
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.