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:3/22/2017)... -- Vigilant Solutions , a vehicle location and ... today the appointment of retired FBI special agent ... development. Mr. Sheridan brings more than 21 ... on the aviation transportation sector, to his new role ... served as the Aviation Liaison Agent Coordinator (ALAC) in ...
(Date:3/16/2017)... 2017 CeBIT 2017 - Against identity fraud with DERMALOG solutions "Made ... ... Used combined in one project, multi-biometric solutions provide a crucial contribution against identity ... Used combined in one project, multi-biometric ... ...
(Date:3/9/2017)... and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. ... "Eating Well Made Simple," and 23andMe , the ... guide better food choices.  Zipongo can now provide customers ... food preferences, health goals and biometrics, but also genetic ... food choices. Zipongo,s personalized food decision support ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:4/19/2017)... Indiana (PRWEB) , ... April 18, 2017 , ... Alisa ... 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards from the Purdue College of Pharmacy in Lafayette, Indiana. ... Purdue Pharmacy Program for achievements in their careers and other scientific endeavors. , ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... , ... April 19, 2017 , ... ... Series A-1 financing round. This event adds to several other early achievements at ... Executive and Scientific Teams. , ThermaGenix will use proceeds from the ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... and PUNE, India , April 19, 2017 ... Microfiltration Market: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022 ," the global market ... million by 2022, registering a CAGR of 9.6% from 2016 to 2022. ... ... ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... FRANCISCO, Calif. , April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... VCYT ) today announced that it will report ... of market on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Following the ... webcast at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the company,s ... live webcast and subsequent replay may be accessed ...
Breaking Biology Technology: