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.
Research equipment and services
The Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems is providing research and analytical services to companies and research institutes. The services may consist of standardized analysis or special research services tailored to the needs of the customer. It is also possible to utilize the research services of other departments in Aalto University and the Aalto Bioeconomy infrastructure.
Learn more about Analysis (Wood product properties).
Learn more about Wood products equipment.
Learn more about Chip pretreatment.
Learn more about Autoclaves.
Learn more about Bleaching.
Learn more about Downstream processes.
Learn more about analysing pulp and paper properties
Learn more about Paper making
Learn more about Paper finishing
Learn more about Printability
Learn more about Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry
Learn more about Thermal analyses
Learn more about Spectroscopy
We have a wide selection of equipment for determining the quality and properties of raw, process or wastewater.
Learn more about Surface analysis
Learn more about Particle analyses
Material testing systems
Learn more about Rheology
We have a wide selection of microscopes for teaching and research purposes.
Spinning machine: The refinement of fibers can be done by a dry-jet wet Spinning machine.
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 listed in different categories and is placed in different locations at the relevant departments. For more information and equipment reservation please contact Jaana Rich, jaana.rich(at)aalto.fi, +358 50 408 1988
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 here are indicative and subject to change without notice.
Our aim is to offer the equipment for scientific research and joint research projects are welcomed. For the research groups who annually use extensively the facilities reduced price can be negotiated.
VAT not included
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
Jaana Rich, Manager, Technical Services
bioeconomy(at)aalto.fi; +358 50 4081988
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