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Wood chemicals interest researchers and industry

The composition of wood chemicals is very complex, which complicates their extraction and further application.

  • Text Marianne Mustonen
  • Photos Raija Törrönen and Varpu Heiskanen
Birch tree branches.

I especially like birch bark, because it contains a lot of interesting compounds that are completely underutilised.

Janne Jänis

Professor, Department of Chemistry

Jänis Janne in portrait.
Professor Janne Jänis.
Liquids in the bottles.
Multiple distillate fractions can be collected during the process.
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Director of SIB Labs Infrastructure Unit, Senior Researcher Laura Tomppo.

Thus, multiple distillate fractions can be collected during the process. The rest of the biomass becomes biochar.

Laura Tomppo

Director of SIB Labs Infrastructure Unit, Senior Researcher

Biomass and products.
The idea is to make industrial side streams useful while promoting the green transition.
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Janne Jänis

Professor

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Laura Tomppo

Senior Researcher