Navigation Links
Kemira and VTT to open a joint R&D center in Brazil
Date:10/5/2010

The new center is a continuum for the Center of Water Efficiency Excellence, which Kemira initially established together with VTT in Finland. The center in So Paulo aims to implement the newest water technology research in the growing South American market. Important focus areas will be biomass, bioethanol, pulp and applications for the oil and mining industries.

"This R&D center in So Paulo is the fourth part in Kemira's R&D center network that we need for executing our growth strategy. Kemira has been investing in building a strong technology platform and developing new water chemistry applications for various industries. A strong presence in emerging markets is essential for technology transfer and extracting signals from the market. Now we will have a network capable of conducting focused R&D for the South American market", says Harri Kerminen, President and CEO of Kemira.

"Our cooperation round the Center of Water Efficiency Excellence ensures a strong platform for serving our customers in South America. It is also a possibility to work together with one of the most important European Research Institutes, improving our local capabilities to develop customized solutions. In the long-term perspective, we can jointly develop new solutions in areas with high market potential, such as applications for biomass, mining, forestry and oil industry", says Hilton Casas de Almeida, Region Head for South America, Kemira Oyj.

"An on-site research facility in So Paulo enables VTT to support Finnish businesses in the growing South American market as well as develop its research collaboration in a very efficient way. This can't be done without being present in local markets in South America. Here in South America, Kemira is an important partner for VTT, and establishing research facilities in Brazil supports VTT's internationalization strategy especially in the fields of industrial biotechnology and the forest sector", says Erkki KM Leppvuori, CEO of VTT.

The primary function of VTT's new unit in Brazil will be to form partnerships with local enterprises and research institutions in turning biomass into chemicals, energy (biofuels), and pulp-based products. In addition to Kemira, VTT also hopes to form close partnerships with other Finnish enterprises in Brazil. Finnish industrial companies are already operating in the country and many have invested heavily in the local market.

VTT aims to grow the new unit into a team of 10 research scientists by the end of 2011 and a genuine research centre of 15 - 20 employees by the end of 2012. The Brazilian unit will operate under VTT International Ltd as part of VTT Group.


'/>"/>

Contact: Petri Kalliokoski
petri.kalliokoski@vtt.fi
358-207-224-767
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Casing the joint
2. Most panda habitat is outside nature reserves according to joint MSU-Chinese research
3. NTU and UNSW open joint center to study microorganisms for water and environment technologies
4. U-M joins with Chinese university to jointly fund renewable energy and biomedical research projects
5. DOE Joint Genome Institute 5th Annual Meeting on March 24-26, 2010
6. TNO and Seventh Wave sign letter of intent on joint preclinical pharmaceutical outsourcing services
7. Joint US-Norwegian study provides new insights into marine ecosystems and fisheries production
8. Laser processes promise better artificial joints, arterial stents
9. Joint research into an enzyme that causes genetic diseases
10. Joint statement by German science organizations on green genetic engineering
11. Imperial College London and NTU collaborate to offer joint Ph.D. programs in engineering and science
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... their offering. The report forecasts ... grow at a CAGR of 12.28% during the period 2016-2020. ... market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the ... report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in ...
(Date:6/22/2016)... June 22, 2016   Acuant , ... verification solutions, has partnered with RightCrowd ® ... for Visitor Management, Self-Service Kiosks and Continuous ... that add functional enhancements to existing physical ... and venues with an automated ID verification ...
(Date:6/21/2016)... 2016 NuData Security announced today that Randy ... principal product architect and that Jon Cunningham ... development. Both will report directly to Christopher ... reflect NuData,s strategic growth in its product and ... demand and customer focus values. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... 07, 2016 , ... A new study published in the ... treated, advanced pancreatic cancer, liquid biopsies are not yet an adequate substitute for ... blood sampling may improve the value of a blood-based test.” The study was ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... Corp. ("Zenith" or the "Company") announces webcast details for a ... and Special Meeting. The Zenith Annual and ... 15, 2016 at Mount Royal University, ... Gate SW, Calgary, Alberta , commencing at ... circular, containing the matters to be considered at the meeting, ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... , Dec. 7, 2016  Vyriad Inc. announced ... to the company,s Board of Directors. "We ... we build our business and develop our oncolytic viruses ... therapy," said Stephen Russell , MD, PhD, CEO ... , share our vision and passion for making a ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... 7, 2016 Regen BioPharma Inc. (OTCQB: ... of Molecular Sciences a team of scientists in ... have demonstrated that expression of NR2F6 in patients with early ... NR2F6 in patient,s cervical cancer tissue as well as in ... "This is an interesting study and the first that I ...
Breaking Biology Technology: