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Bioeconomy Infrastructure

Joint Aalto University and VTT Bioeconomy Infrastructure is on the national research infrastructure roadmap 2014-2020.
Aalto Bioproduct Centre

Aalto Bioeconomy contains the selected research infrastructures at the School of Chemical Engineering for development of chemicals, fuels, and other materials from renewable biomass utilizing biotechnical, chemical, thermal and catalytic processing technologies. Various refining processes are also used to develop biopolymers and fibre and composite products.

The infrastructure contains research laboratories, characterization and analysis equipment and modeling and simulation tools in the field of biorefinery. The research enabled by the infra can be divided to process technology, industrial biotechnology and material science aiming to novel products and process solutions utilizing renewable and preferably non-edible biomass.

Pricing and services

There is a wide range of equipment available for the pretreatment, analysis, characterization, processing and testing of biobased materials within the Bioeconomy Infrastructure. Equipment is placed in different locations at the relevant departments. 

Due to the great variance in the equipment available also the operation can require more or less training and in some cases the analysis will be conducted by the trained staff only. Price categories shown below are indicative and subject to change without notice.

Our aim is to offer the equipment for scientific research. Joint research projects are welcomed. For the research groups who annually use extensively the facilities reduced price can be negotiated. We may also provide research and analytical services to companies and research institutes. For more information on equipment reservation and contract research please contact Jaana Rich, jaana.rich(at)aalto.fi, +358 50 408 1988 

Category I: Basic processing and testing equipment

  • Academic work: 15-50€/h
  • Commercial use: 50-100€/h

Category II: Advanced processing and analysis equipment

  • Academic work: 30€/h or 30€/sample (depending on the measurement)
  • Commercial use: 100-120 €/h or 100-120 €/sample

Operator time by technician or scientist

  • Academic work: 22/33 € per hour
  • Commercial use: 60/90€ per hour

Examples of category I equipment:

DSC, Instron, autoclaves, injection molding

Examples of category II equipment:

NMR, ESCA, dynamic rheometers

VAT not included

Contact information

Jaana Rich, Manager, Technical Services
bioeconomy(at)aalto.fi; +358 50 4081988

Visiting adresses:
Kemistintie 1 and
Vuorimiehentie 1
02150 Espoo
Finland

This service is provided by:

School of Chemical Engineering

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