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News: Archive 2011

Chemicals and biofuel from wood biomass

14.12.2011 A method developed at Aalto University in Finland makes it possible to use microbes to produce butanol suitable for biofuel and other industrial chemicals from wood biomass. Butanol is particularly suited as a transport fuel because it is not water soluble and has higher energy content than ethanol.

Aalto University’s microbial oil research plays a key role in developing Neste Oil’s pilot plant

19.12.2011 Aalto University School of Chemical Technology has been involved in developing production technology for microbial oil, which will be used at a pilot plant being built at Neste Oil's Technology Centre in Porvoo.