Academy Programme New Energy, projects funded in the main call

Funding period: 2015–2018, 
Total funding: €10.2 million

Change in Business Ecosystems for Local Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency – Better Energy Services for Customers (USE)

  • Miimu Airaksinen, VTT, consortium leader
  • Paula Kivimaa, Finnish Environment Institute

Improving the value of variable and uncertain power generation in energy systems (VaGe)

  • Hannele Holttinen, VTT, consortium leader
  • Sami Niemelä, Finnish Meteorological Institute

Decentralizing Finland's energy regime: The triggers and dynamics of transition

  • Janne Hukkinen, University of Helsinki, consortium leader
  • Mika Järvinen, Aalto University
  • Peter Lund, Aalto University

Evaluating Smart Incentives in Social Formation of Energy Choices

  • Giulio Jacucci, University of Helsinki, consortium leader
  • Tarja Häkkinen, VTT
  • Marko Turpeinen, Aalto University

Improved Modelling of Electric Loads for Enabling Demand Response by Applying Physical and Data-Driven Models (RESPONSE)

  • Pertti Järventausta, Tampere University, consortium leader
  • Seppo Hänninen, VTT
  • Mikko Kolehmainen, University of Eastern Finland

Rational design of non-noble metal (electro)catalyst materials for energy conversion applications

  • Kari Laasonen, Aalto University, consortium leader
  • Tanja Kallio, Aalto University
  • Esko Kauppinen, Aalto University

Harnessing consumer for a flexible energy system architecture "Flexible customer"

  • Matti Lehtonen, Aalto University, consortium leader
  • Matti Liski, Aalto Universty

Thermophotonic ebergy conversion for efficient heating and cooling in buildings

  • Harri Lipsanen, Aalto University, consortium leader
  • Mircea Dorel Guina, Tampere University
  • Jukka Tulkki, Aalto University

Sustainable production concepts on integrated biorefining industry

  • Ari Pappinen, University of Eastern Finland, consortium leader
  • Juha Tanskanen, University of Oulu

Converting the surplus of intermittent renewable energy to carbon-negative advanced biofuel (coRENE)

  • Ville Santala, Tampere University

Catalytic aqueous phase reforming of biorefinery water fractions

  • Juha Lehtonen, Aalto University, consortium leader
  • Pekka Simell, VTT

Tackling the Challenges of a Solar Community Concept in High Latitudes

  • Kai Siren, Aalto University, consortium leader
  • Jaakko Aspara, Svenska Handelshögskolan
  • Md. Munjur E. Moula, University of Helsinki

Conversion of light to to transport fuels through integrated optoelectronic cell factories

  • Ilkka Tittonen, Aalto University, consortium leader
  • Merja Penttilä, VTT

Joint project call: Academy of Finland and Indian DST, Finnish partners funded by the Academy

Funding period: 2015–2017
Total funding: €1.4 million

Influence of Clouds and Atmospheric Aerosols on Solar energy in India and Finland

  • Heikki Lihavainen, Finnish Meteorological Institute

Novel Semiconductor Nanowire Photovoltaics

  • Harri Lipsanen, Aalto University

Photovoltaic (PV) based grid-interactive and off-grid electricity system

  • Jarmo Partanen, Lappeenranta University of Technology

New Indigo ERA-NET Energy 2014 call

Funding period: 2014–2017, 
Total funding: €1.1 million

Multi-Functional Nanocomposite Materials for Low-temperature Ceramic Fuel Cells

  • Peter Lund, Aalto University

Stabiliz Energy

  • Kari Mäki, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Low-Cost and Efficient MFC Materials for Bioelectricity Production from Waste Materials

  • Jaakko Puhakka, Tampere University

Window Integrated Solar Collector (WISC)

  • Jussi Toppari, University of Jyväskylä

ERA-Net LAC Energy 2016 call

Funding period 2017 - 2019
Total funding €0.77 million

Biorefining of Citrus Processing Waste (CPW) - CPW Biorefinery

  • Peter Richard, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

Valorization of residual biomass for advanced 3D materials - ValBio3D

  • Tekla Tammelin, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

Towards a novel and sustainable biorefinery concept based on green technologies for main commercial grain crop residues - BIOCODE

  • Henrikki Liimatainen, University of Oulu

Small Wind Turbines Optimization and Market Promotion - SWTOMP

  • Lasse Makkonen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

Inno Indigo ERA-Net Energy 2016 call

Funding period 2017 - 2020
Total funding €1.62 million

Toward higher efficiencies and lower emissions using Indian-origin biofuels: Developing a predictive CFD model with well-validated reduced combustion kinetics for device-scale applications - BiofCFD

  • Arkke Eskola, University of Helsinki

Holistic processes and practices for clean energy in strengthening bioeconomic strategies - INDO-NORDEN

  • Narasinha Shurpali, University of Eastern Finland

Novel inhibitor-resistant lignocellulolytic enzymes from Indian fungal resouces

  • Kristiina Kruus, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

Development of efficient biomass conversion routes for biofuel production and utilization - CONVER-B

  • Ari Pappinen, University of Eastern Finland

Depolymerization of Lignin and Bioconversion of Lignin-derived monomers to Biofuels - LIGFUEL

  • Ville Santala, Tampere University

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