The Challenges

2019

Ikea

Aiming for zero waste: Find an innovative & sustainable way of recycling rugs. The rugs are pre-treated with a new extrusion device. (https://www.vttresearch.com/media/vtt-develops-a-novel-device-for-processing-problematic-waste)

Kemira

Enabling Green Chemistry: Novel enzymes for modifying cationic biopolymers for water purification

St1

St1 produces bioethanol from local sawdust side streams in their Cellunolix® concept, located in Kajaani, North Eastern Finland.The largest side stream from the production facility is hydrolysis lignin from the process. St1 Reverse Pitch Challenge is to find microbial routes for refining the lignin into to higher value products using synthetic biology.

Neste

How could we produce more with less? Find advanced solutions to increase sustainable production volumes of crop based feedstocks for fuels. 

 

Topics could include e.g.

·         Enhanced photosynthesis

·         Increased crop yields

·         Production of crops on marginal or contaminated lands

Address:

Synbio Powerhouse

Tietotie 2, 02150 Espoo

Finland

info(a)synbio.fi

Contacts:

Principal scientist

merja.penttila(a)vtt.fi

Media and Communications

nina.pulkkis(a)synbio.fi

Co-Creation manager

tuula.palmen(a)vtt.fi

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