References Agriculture, Climate, Environment, Forestry

“Everyone, including the Finnish government, hopes that science and industry will work together to commercialise the innovations. Cooperation is most evident here.”

The customer

Qvidja Kraft Ab is a wood and biogas company which develops renewable energy solutions both at farm level and at industrial-scale level. Luke sold the pending patents for the biomethane reactor it developed to Qvidja Kraft.

The need

Using biofuel decreases the need for the use of fossil fuels. A carbon-neutral fuel cycle is needed to mitigate climate change.

The solution

A methane bioreactor which produces energy as well as store solar and wind energy and water power. Moreover, the reactor can convert wood gas (synthesis gas) into very pure methane, which, after pressurization, is readily available for transportation fuel. The technology can also be used to recycle industrial carbon dioxide emissions to methane production. The first version of the bioreactor enriching the appropriate microbial population from Finnish mire.

The effectiveness

The method both stores renewable energy and produces biomethane with a high efficiency ratio. The new technology can help in achieving a carbon-neutral society. It is also in line with the European Union efforts to reduce the dependency on imported energy.

Comments from the customer

“Everyone, including the Finnish government, hopes that science and industry will work together to commercialise the innovations. Cooperation is most evident here.”
Ilkka Herlin, chairman of the Board of Qvidja Kraft.

Comments from Luke

“The effectiveness of research lies in the results being commercialised and transferred to enterprises. It is important for Luke that our research creates the prerequisites for a new bioeconomy business,”
Mari Walls, Luke, President and CEO

Image at the top: Erkki Oksanen, Luke