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1 August 26, 2011 Åbo Akademi Process Chemistry Centre Activity Review PCC Annual Seminar, August 26, 2011 Mikko Hupa

2 ÅA PCC Mission Detailed understanding of physico-chemical processes in environments of industrial importance in order to meet the needs of tomorrow’s process and product development August 26, 2011

3 ÅA PCC Mission Detailed understanding of physico-chemical processes in environments of industrial importance in order to meet the needs of tomorrow’s process and product development Molecular Process Technology We call our approach Molecular Process Technology August 26, 2011

4 Molecular Process Technology  Parallel to other “molecular sciences”, Molecular Biology, Molecular Medicine  Molecular Process Technology should work on:  chemical phenomena and mechanisms at the molecular level  elementary reactions and interactions in complex industrial processes  process models based on detailed physico-chemical understanding  relevant molecular structures for industrial products  environmentally significant components discharged from processes August 26, 2011

5 ÅA-PCC Scientific Advisory Board  Jean-Claude Charpentier, CNRS/ENSIC/INPL Nancy  Jiri Janata, Georgia Institute of Science and Technology, Atlanta, USA  Douglas Reeve, University of Toronto, Canada  Jan Bäckman, Academy of Finland  Heikki Tenhu, Academy of Finland (Univ. of Helsinki)  Jukka Leppälahti, Tekes August 26, 2011

6 ÅA-PCC Industrial Advisory Board Heikki Laurila, Outotec Timo Leppä, Chemical Industry Federation of Finland Lars Peter Lindfors, Neste Oil Leena Paavilainen, Metla Ismo Reilama, Metsä-Botnia Bengt-Johan Skrifvars, Top Analytica Kenneth Sundberg, Tikkurila Kari Toivonen, Elomatic Petri Vasara, Pöyry Örjan Andersson, Novia Ilmo Aronen, Raisio Srig-Erik Bruun, Chemigate Håkan Gros, Danisco Heidi Fagerholm, Kemira Lars Gädda, Forestcluster Markku Karlsson, UPM-Kymmene Bertel Karlstedt, Nordkalk Nina Kopola, Dynea Eeva-Liisa Lakomaa, Vaisala August 26, 2011

7 Åbo Akademi Process Chemistry Centre Wood and Paper Chemistry Prof. Bjarne Holmbom Combustion and Materials Chemistry Prof. Mikko Hupa Process Analytical Chemistry Prof. Ari Ivaska Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Prof. Tapio Salmi Materials Chemistry Combustion Chemistry Wood Chemistry Paper Chemistry Fibre and Pulping Chemistry Chemical Sensors Environmental and On-line Analysis Electroactive Materials Heterogeneous Catalysis Chemical Reactor Modelling Chemical Kinetics August 26, 2011

8 August 20, 2009 PCC 2011

9 August 20, 2009 PCC 2011 Senior researchers Doctoral thesis works 45 MSc thesis works 20 Support and visitors 26 Total participation 130

10 Personnel by Region of Origin 2010 August 26, 2011

11 PCC Conference Travel 2010 August 26, 2011

12 PCC - Participant in Graduate Schools  Graduate School in Chemical Engineering  Graduate School in Chemical Engineering (GSCE, , , )  Nordic Graduate School in Biofuel Science and Technology  Nordic Graduate School in Biofuel Science and Technology (biofuelsGS, , )  Biomaterial Graduate School (BGS, )  Chemical Sensors and Micro Analytical Systems (CHEMSEM, , )  Environmental Science and Technology (EnSTe, , )  Graduate School for Biomass Refining (BIOREGS, )  Graduate School of Materials Research (GSMR, , )  Pulp and Paper Science and Technology (PaPSaT, , )  National Graduate School in Nanoscience (NGS-NANO, ) August 26, 2011

13 Johan Gadolin Scholarships “Gain Expertise in Chemistry & Chemical Engineering in Finland”

14 Johan Gadolin Scholarships  Funded by Åbo Akademi Foundation  Funding period: ,  Amount: € per year, € in total  Chairman: Prof. Mikko Hupa  Coordinator: Lotta Österholm  Website: August 26, 2011

15 Johan Gadolin Scholarships  Who can apply?  PhD-students and post doctoral researchers from countries outside Finland from and a wide range of scientific fields  What can we offer?  A research visit between 3 to 12 months in one of the laboratories of the Åbo Akademi Process Chemistry Centre August 26, 2011

16 Scientific scope  Biofuel combustion and functional inorganic materials, Prof. Mikko Hupa  Catalysis and kinetics, reaction engineering, Academy Prof. Tapio Salmi  Chemical aspects of wood, pulping and papermaking, biorefinery, Prof. Bjarne Holmbom, Prof. Stefan Willför  Electroactive materials, chemical sensors, environmental and on-line analysis, Prof. Ari Ivaska August 26, 2011

17 Johan Gadolin Scholarships  Over 100 applications received so far, 32 have been accepted (32%)  Distribution of Fellows: 18 PhD-students (56%), 13 Post docs (41%), 1 Professor (3%)  Researchers from 17 countries and 27 different universities world-wide have participated in the scholarship programme August 26, 2011

18 Publications  56 published articles and 51 conference proceedings (Dec. 2010)  Publications in journals such as: Fuel Energy & Fuels Molecules Wood Science and Technology Holzforschung Journal of Molecular Catalysis A ChemCatChem Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research Chemical Engineering Journal Journal of the American Chemical Society Electrochimica Acta Analytical Chemistry Green Chemistry Journal of Materials Research August 26, 2011

19 Johan Gadolin Fellows  Nicola Gemo, PhD student, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy Innovation Engineering: Studying Hydrogen Peroxide Direct Synthesis  Ron Janzon, post doc, vTI-Institute of Wood Technology and Wood Biology, Germany Developing and Testing Organic Fillers Made from Agricultural Side Streams  Ravi Inder Singh, post doc, Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, India  CFD Analysis for Fluidized Bed Combustion Based on Various Biomass Fuels  Mizhang Xiao, post doc, Chinese Academy of Science, China Preparation and Characterization of Silica-based Functional Glasses and Ceramics with Nano-sized Particles August 26, 2011

20 Johan Gadolin Fellows Johan Gadolin Fellows 2011: Justyna Kupis, Adriana Ferancová Johan Gadolin Fellows and PCC Professors August 26, 2011

21 Johan Gadolin Fellows  Siswati Lestari, Australia  Siim Link, Estonia  Maria Peshkova, Russia  Irina Simakova, Russia  Ivan Sumersky, Russia  Julia Szücs, Hungary  Agnes Varga, Hungary  Zhijuan Wang, China  Sylvia Bialczak, Poland  Pierdomenico Biasi, Italy  Betiana Campo, Argentina  Gordon Driver, Canada  Emrah Dönmez, Turkey  Hongyu Guan, China  Dongxue Han, China  Ayben Kilic, Turkey August 26, 2011

22 Johan Gadolin Fellows  Prothiba nath Banerjee, India  Warunya Boonjob, Thailand  Remedios Cortese, Italy  Adriana Ferancova, Slovakia  Nicola Gemo, Italy  Marcin Guzinski, Poland  Erik Hagelbols, Netherlands  Rafael Hernandez, Spain  Ron Janzon, Germany  Anna Kisiel, Poland  Justyna Kupis, Poland  Jonathan Massera, France  Manuel Miró, Spain  Ravi Inder Singh, India  Ivan Sumerskiy, Russia  Mizhang Xiao, China August 26, 2011

23 Johan Gadolin Fellows Johan Gadolin Fellows 2010 Warunya Boonjob and Rafael Hernandez August 26, 2011

24 Doctoral Students by Origin 2011 August 26, 2011

25 Organization

26  PCC Executive Board  Prof. Bjarne Holmbom  Prof. Mikko Hupa  Prof. Ari Ivaska  Academy Prof. Tapio Salmi  15 meetings 2010  Coordination: Maria Ljung  Johan Gadolin Scholarships: Lotta Österholm  PCC Task Forces  Anders Brink  Rose-Marie Latonen  Päivi Mäki-Arvela  Anna Sundberg  Markus Engblom  Kim Granholm  Matias Kangas  Robin Manelius  PCC Newsletter  Andreas Bernas August 26, 2011

27 PCC Task Force I  Annual report  Science fairs and events Anders Brink, Rose-Marie Latonen, Päivi Mäki-Arvela, Anna Sundberg August 26, 2011

28 PCC Task Force II Workshops, internal seminars, winter colloquiums 1.Instrumental methods, Part I, October 14, Instrumental methods, Part II, November 18, Metals from wood – Biorefinery aspects, February 3, Introduction to modelling at PCC, April 25, Functional materials, Part I, June 16, Functional materials, Part II, November 11, Biochemistry in Åbo – an opportunity for PCC?, May 16, Young Scientists – Session I, January 25, Young Scientists – Session II, May 8, Course: ”Effective Presentation Skills in English”, February 2009 Markus Engblom, Kim Granholm, Matias Kangas, Robin Manelius August 26, 2011

29 Distinguished Lecturers 2010 (I) Takashi Kakiuchi  Prof. Takashi Kakiuchi, Kyoto University, Japan: "Interfacial Chemistry of Ionic Liquids", March 2010 Rüdiger Lange  Prof. Rüdiger Lange, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany: "Process Intensification of Three-Phase Fixed Bed Reactors", March 2010 Miron Landau  Prof. Miron Landau, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel, “Grain Boundaries in Nanocrystals Assembled of Mesoporous Materials as an Available Source of Catalytic Active Sites”, April 2010 Galip Akay  Prof. Galip Akay, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: "Agro-, Bio-, Chemical- and Energy Conversion - Process Intensifications and their applications in Intensified Integrated Plants and Engineered Ecosystems”, June 2010 James W. Frederick  Prof. James W. Frederick, Golden, CO, USA: "Integrated Biorefineries”, June 2010 Andrzej Stankiewicz  Prof. Andrzej Stankiewicz, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands: “Perfect Chemical Reactors: Towards Full Control of Chemical Transformations at Molecular Level”, August 2010 August 26, 2011

30 Distinguished Lecturers 2010 (II) Tadashi Kokubo  Prof. Tadashi Kokubo, Chubu University, Japan: ”Preparation of Novel Bioactive Ti- based Metals by Simple Chemical and Heat Treatments”, September 2010 Adam Pron  Prof. Adam Pron, Laboratoire d’Electronique Moléculaire Organique et Hybride, CEA Grenoble, France: “Organic and Hybrid (Organic/Inorganic) Electronics - A Chemist Approach”, October 2010 John Villadsen  Prof. John Villadsen, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark: "Bio-reaction Engineering - A Multidisciplinary Research Field“, November 2010 Dage Sundholm  Prof. Dage Sundholm, Department of Chemistry, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland: "Magnetically Induced Current Densities in Molecules“, December 2010 Harry Brumer  Assoc. Prof. Harry Brumer, Division of Glycoscience, School of Biotechnology, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden: "Polysaccharide Functionalization: XG and Beyond“, December 2010 August 26, 2011

31 PCC Web August 26, 2011

32 Economy and Output

33 Projects 2010  Total number of projects: 55  National research programmes:  Ketju / FA  FiDiPro/Tekes  Forestcluster  EU programmes: 5  Academy of Finland: 13  Tekes + Industry: 22  Others: 17 August 26, 2011

34 August 20, 2009 EU Projects  Micro- and Milliscale Reactor Technology  COST Action FP0901, “Analytical Methods for Biorefineries”  Shipping-induced NO x and SO x Emissions - OPerational Monitoring Network (SNOOP)  COST Action CM901, “Detailed Chemical Kinetic Models for Cleaner Combustion”  Pressurized PEM Electrolyzer Stack (PrimoLyzer) August 26, 2011

35 August 20, 2009 Funding 2010 (Total 7.5 M €) August 26, 2011

36 Funding August 26, 2011

37 Output August 26, 2011

38 Journal Articles August 26, 2011

39 PCC Co-operation, Output % of refereed journal publications NO co-author outside the unit Domestic co-author Foreign co-author Both domestic and foreign co- author Total % 100 August 26, 2011

40 PCC Honours (I)  Anna Sundberg  Harry Elving Prize 2010 for outstanding teaching achievments  Pasi Virtanen  Best Doctoral Thesis in the field of catalysis 2010, Finnish Catalysis Society  Olatunde Jogunola  Award for Best Annual Report and Presentation 2010, Graduate School in Chemical Engineering (GSCE) August 26, 2011

41 PCC Honours (II)  A. Brink, T. Laurén, M. Hupa, R. Koschack, C. Mueller  Best Paper on Recovery Cycle, 2010 TAPPI International Chemical Recovery Conference, Williamsburg, VA, USA  N. DeMartini, P. Yrjas, M. Hupa, E. Monedero  Best Paper on Black Liquor, 2010 TAPPI International Chemical Recovery Conference, Williamsburg, VA, USA August 26, 2011

42 PCC Honours (III)  Juho Lehmusto  Best Conference Paper, Impacts of Fuel Quality on Power Production and the Environment, Saariselkä, Finland  J. Lehmusto, P. Yrjas, B-J. Skrifvars, M. Hupa, Effect of potassium chloride and potassium carbonate on the high temperature corrosion of pure Cr and 304L August 26, 2011

43 PCC Conference Organization (I)  Impacts of Fuel Quality on Power Production and the Environment  August 30-September 3, 2010, Saariselkä, Finland August 26, 2011

44 PCC Conference Organization (II)  9 th Spring Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry  May 8-11, 2011, Turku, Finland August 26, 2011

45 PCC Conference Organization (III)  Catalysis in Multhiphase Reactors & International Symposium on Multifunctional Reactors  May 22-25, 2011, Naantali, Finland August 26, 2011

46 Chemistry in Forest Biorefineries BIORAFF II Åbo Akademi University

47 Chemistry in Forest Biorefineries “ Replacing petroleum-based synthetic materials and energy with wood-derived materials”  Identify new products as well as separation and conversion technologies  Focus on chemistry  Value-added use of trees as raw material  Evaluate environmental effects August 26, 2011

48 Partners August 26, 2011

49 round wood stemwood chips black liquor paper com- bustion ash emissions heat power harvesting debarking chipping pulping pulp & bark Kraft Pulp Mill pulping chemicals pulping chemicals August 26, 2011

50 round wood stemwood knots chips black liquor paper com- bustion pyrolysis gasifica- tion ash emissions residues heatpower synthesis gas P biofuels (l) harvesting recycling debarking chipping extraction pulping synthesis pulp extraction & bark separation P P P pulping chemicals extraction P P pulping chemicals pyrolysis products WP3 WP 2 WP4 WP5 WP1 Kraft Pulp Mill & Biorefinery WP5

51 “Sustainable Technology for Green Products” Åbo Akademi Process Chemistry Centre August 26, 2011

52 PCC  Bioenergy  Platform Chemicals  Fine and Specialty Chemicals  Health-promoting Chemicals and Materials August 26, 2011

53 Bioenergy August 26, 2011

54 Bioenergy August 26, 2011  Text

55 Platform Chemicals  Text August 26, 2011

56 Fine and Specialty Chemicals  Text August 26, 2011

57 Health-promoting Chemicals and Materials  Text August 26, 2011


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