Meet the bl2f partners!

The BL2F project brings together 12 partners from 8 countries around Europe. The consortium is composed of universities, research institutes, industrial partners and SMEs, bringing complementary skills and knowledge to achieve the project’s goals.

The consortium consists of:

  • the 6th largest producer in the world of bleached eucalyptus kraft pulp: The Navigator Company (NVG)
  • one catalyst developer: Ranido
  • the world’s leading company for clean processes: Valmet
  • the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel: Neste
  • several research partners: PSI, SINTEF, SINTEF-ER, Tampere University, KIT, Brunel University London, VTT
  • one SME: LGI
Tampere University (TAU) was created on 1 January 2019 as a merger of Tampere University of Technology and University of Tampere. The multidisciplinary, foundation-based Tampere University is Finland’s second-largest university. TAU conducts scientific research in technology, health and society and provides the highest education within these fields.
Brunel University in West London is a dynamic institution with over 13,000 students and over 1,000 academic staff operating in a vibrant culture of research excellence. With a turnover of more than £190 million, the University is a Higher Education and research establishment with considerable intellectual, financial and social resources and makes a major contribution to the economy and community of the West London region.
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is a higher education and research organisation. KIT operates across the three strategic fields of action of research, teaching and innovation. It is devoted to top research and to excellent academic education as well as being a prominent location for academic life, life-long learning, comprehensive advanced training, exchange of know-how, and sustainable innovation culture
SINTEF is the 4th largest independent contract research organisation in Europe with approximately 2,100 employees (70% of them are researchers). One of SINTEF’s business areas participating in the present proposal is SINTEF Industry, which offers high competence within materials technology, applied chemistry and applied biology.
SINTEF Energy Research (SINTEF-ER) is part of a legal entity within the SINTEF Group. The institute carries out R&D with the aim of promoting cost-effective and environmentally sound solutions for energy use and the supply of heat and power.
The Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) is the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences in Switzerland, conducting cutting-edge research in three main fields: matter and materials, energy and environment and human health. PSI develops, builds and operates complex large research facilities.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is a state owned and controlled non-profit limited liability company established by law. VTT carries out research and innovation activities for the needs of industry and knowledge-based society. It aims at renewal of European industrial value chains increasing EU competitiveness while strengthening dynamic ecosystems and addressing Societal Challenges.
The Navigator Company SA (NVG) is the leading European manufacturer of uncoated wood free printing and writing paper and the 6th largest producer in the world of bleached eucalyptus kraft pulp. The pulp mills annually produce
about 1,6 million tons of paper, 1,6 million tons of pulp and 2 million tons of black liquor.
Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. The strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production.
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Neste (NESTE, Nasdaq Helsinki) creates sustainable solutions for transport, business, and consumer needs. They are the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel refined from waste and residues, introducing renewable solutions also to the aviation and plastics industries and are also a technologically advanced refiner of high-quality oil products.
Ranido, s.r.o. is an SME registered in Prague, the Czech Republic. The company focuses on catalyst R&D and custom manufacturing service and has more than 20 years of experience in catalyst development for various applications, including refining, petrochemistry and specialty chemicals.
LGI Consulting is a European innovation-driven business consultancy founded in 2005. LGI has coordinated a number of European projects, and regularly leads work packages dealing with the company’s areas of expertise such as innovation management, market, exploitation, economic analyses, technology assessment, and public engagement.
Other involved organisations
RAIZ is a private non-profit research institute committed to support competitiveness of the Portuguese pulp and paper industry, through research, technology transfer and training and will support the Navigator Company throughout the project.
industrial advisory board members
The members of the BL2F advisory board represent the distributor and end user side of the value chain for the aviation and marine sectors.
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Avinor is a state-owned company responsible for 44 Norwegian airports. Avinor is a leader in reducing climate gas emissions from aviation, by the development of electric aircraft and supplying sustainable fuel.
Rolls Royce’s diesel engines are manufactured by Bergen Engines based in Norway. Rolls Royce produces various ranges of diesel engines for the marine sector.
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The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) is a non-profit that aims to secure pulp and paper industries competitiveness and sustainability towards EU policy-makers.
Supporting bodies
The project is also supported by two clusters to help the BL2F partners reach their goals.
CLIC Innovation Ltd. is an open innovation cluster with the mission of facilitating creation of breakthrough solutions in bioeconomy, circular economy and energy systems. CLIC Innovation is owned by leading international companies and Finnish research organisations committed to creating sustainable solutions for the world.
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Bioenergy Europe (formerly known as AEBIOM) is a non-profit, Brussels-based international organization bringing together more than 40 associations and 90 companies, as well as academia and research institutes from across Europe. It aims to develop a sustainable bioenergy market based on fair business conditions.

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