VTT is the largest internationally networked R&D centre for applied research in Northern Europe, harnessing high technology to develop scientific solutions for sustainable development and creating new business opportunities. VTT’s mission is to produce research and innovation services that enhance the international competitiveness of companies, society and other customers, as well as to create the prerequisites for society’s sustainable development, employment and well-being. Solutions for natural resources and environment (SONE) business areas aim to be global key players in the fields of bioeconomy and cleantech through networking with the best international partners. The main target is to develop innovations for industry to support the utilisation of natural resources. The research is supported by unique laboratory and pilot infrastructures in chemical processing, industrial biotechnology, food and beverage processing, biofuel production, as well as fibre and composite technologies. In the past 20 years, VTT has participated in more than 1000 European R&D Framework Programme projects, within various thematic programmes.
Role in the project
In KaRMA2020, VTT will participate in the mechanical, thermochemical, biochemical and chemical processing of feathers as well as convert them into films and slow release fertilizers. VTT will analyse the characteristics of these fractions, based on their chemical and physical properties.