SUSTAINABILITY CHANGE

The research and development under the Ruralia Institute’s focus of food chains and natural resources concentrate on sustainable food systems, organic food, biological/integrated plant protection, food safety as well as new natural products and nature-based entrepreneurship.

Coordinators:

  • Finnish Organic Research Institute: Sari Iivonen, director, Finnish Organic Research Institute
  • Food chains and natural resources: Hanna-Maija Väisänen, project coordinator, Ruralia Institute, University of Helsinki
  • Sustainable food chains: Juha Helenius, professor, Ruralia Institute, University of Helsinki

At the Department of Separation Science of LUT University, research focuses on advanced water treatment technologies and enabling the sustainable and resource-efficient use of raw materials, side streams and wastes. The aim is to develop and improve fundamental understanding of separation phenomena to enable advanced separation and purification processes.

Coordinators:

SEPARATION SCIENCE

  • Mari Kallioinen, head of department, docent, LUT University
  • Antti Häkkinen, professor, LUT University
  • Mika Mänttäri, professor, LUT University
  • Tuomo Sainio, professor, LUT University
  • Arto Pihlajamäki, researcher/teacher, LUT University
  • Eveliina Repo, associate professor, LUT University

BIOENERGY

The Laboratory of Bioenergy at LUT University investigates delivery chains and processing techniques associated with the utilisation of forest biomass related to energy use.

Coordinator: