(FINLAND)

The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is expanding one of its pilot centres to provide better support to the growing circular economy.

The Bioruukki pilot centre – based in the industrial area of Kiviruukki in Espoo – will offer a home to companies looking to advance their circular methods. It is a place where industrial-scale production solutions can be developed in a number of disciplines, including the recycling of textile fibres.

“We are turning Bioruukki into a globally unique technology and business hub for the promotion of bioeconomy and circular economy, and renewable energy sources. New innovations are created at the interfaces between traditional sectors. Bioruukki’s special strength is that it allows various industrial sectors to meet under one roof,” said Jussi Manninen, Executive Vice President of Solutions for Natural Resources and Environment Business Area at VTT.