Plastbug Project by VTT

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Mobile, semi-autonomous, small scale factory (a container), where microbes degrade mixed plastic waste to valuable products


Espoo, Finland, Europe
Year Founded
Organization Type
Research Lab
Stage of Development
Prototype TRL 2&3
Value Chain Impact
Collection / Recovery


Key Contacts

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Kari Koivuranta

Principal Scientist at VTT

Kari Koivuanta is the Principal Scientist in Production at VTT. He host Engineering group in Industrial Biotechnology business area. During these years at VTT (20 years) he has genetically modified several non-conventional yeasts and moulds to produce wanted metabolites, which have been precursors for biopolymers and biofuels.
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