Projects (applied research)
Kuopio Water Cluster (KWC)
- Municipal water and wastewater treatment
- Mining industry
- Pulp & paper
Kuopio Water Cluster provides access to specialised laboratories, experts, and assisting personnel from all partnering organisations. Laboratory scale tests are combined with custom-made, containerised pilot-scale test-rigs allowing for rapid on-site demonstrations. KWC is ongoing during 2019 – 2021. https://kuopiowatercluster.com/
KOKOEKO – Current Waste Management Issues; Seminars
Examples of completed projects:
WaterPro - Northern Runoffs into Profits
VIRVE- Vigour from Water to Develop North Savo Business
Water-M – Unified Intelligent Water Management
METVI - Energy-efficient Pretreatment of Forest Industry Wastewaters
KAIVOSVV – Network of Expertise in the Mine Water Sector
FunktioMat – A Pilot- environment Development Project to Produce and Test Functional Ma-terials Industrially
iFORMINE – Innovative Mine Water Purification Solutions and Eco-efficient Piloting
MAALi – Development Project; A Multi-element Analytics Laboratory
Water Security Knowhow in Kuopio Science Park and Recognition of Business Opportunities
METLI – Service Business Potential from Forest Industry Sludge
ABOWE project (Implementing Advanced Concepts for Biological Utilization of Waste)
ABOWE project (Implementing Advanced Concepts for Biological Utilization of Waste)(12/2012-12/2014) was an extension stage of the REMOWE project (Regional Mobilization of Sustainable Waste to Energy Production, 12/2009-12/2012). As a direct result from REMOWE, the partnership from six countries continued to work with two promising technologies, unlocking investments with support from the Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013.
In ABOWE, two mobile pilot plants were built and tested by the partnership within the Baltic Sea Region. These pilots are Pilot A (based on a novel Biorefinery concept from Finnoflag Oy, Finland) and Pilot B (based on a German Dry Fer-mentation process). The pilot tests in different countries formed the basis for compilation of investment memos and organization of introductory seminars / investor events. Also the regional model, developed in REMOWE, was utilized to evaluate e.g. the feedstock potentials and climatic impacts of the new processes from the regions' perspective.
The desired outcomes from ABOWE are implementer/investor driven continuation projects targeting full scale plant investments of the two technologies.
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RAE – Nutrient Losses into Euros
The aim of the RAE project (1.6.2011 - 28.02.2015) was to help farms utilise nutrient losses efficiently to improve prof-itability. The project aimed at increasing farm nutrient recycling and reducing the nutrient content in the water system. It also aimed at producing and transferring knowledge of the most suitable cultivation methods in Eastern Finland and at creating an active network of players to support this work.
ERKKA – Energy-efficient Farm Buildings
The ERKKA project (1.9.2011 – 28.2.2015) aimed at examining how dairy farms can improve profitability by reducing energy costs. The focus was on increased energy efficiency and self-produced energy benefitting from renewable energy sources. The target groups were farms, advisors and civil engineers.