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Project Participants and Roles

The Forest CUMP consortium brings together industrial partners and potential end-users involved in the development of climate neutrality, as part of their emission mitigation portfolios.

11 Finnish companies

2 Research Organisations

International & National Collaborations

Coodinated: VTT

Funded: Business Finland


VTT logo

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, is a visionary research, development and innovation partner for companies and the society. We bring together people, business, science and technology to solve the biggest challenges of our time. This is how we create sustainable growth, jobs and wellbeing and bring exponential hope.

VTT is one of the leading research organisations in Europe, and we have nearly 80 years of experience in cutting-edge research and science-based results. Our more than 2,000 professionals work to develop systemic and technological solutions that can bring about fundamental transformation

VTT is the largest internationally networked R&D Centre for applied research in Northern Europe, harnessing high technology to develop scientific solutions for sustainable development and creating new business opportunities. In the research area of sustainable energy and chemical technologies, VTT is supporting the development of the business sector in a time of structural change towards circular economies. VTT provides customers with research, development and piloting services.

The Forest CUMP public research project is led by VTT.


Borealis logo

Borealis is a global leader in providing ground-breaking chemical and polyolefin solutions. The company has established itself as a reliable partner and a global brand that creates ever more value for its customers and partners by developing new approaches, technologies and products for key industries.


Kemira logo

Kemira has 100 years of experience in chemical industry and is currently aiming at carbon neutrality by 2045. Kemira has already started activities to use more biobased raw materials to meet the sustainability targets and will explore the utilization of CO2 as a future raw material.


Metsa logo

Metsä Group leads the way in the bioeconomy. We invest in growth, developing bioproducts and a fossil free future. The raw material for our products is renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. Metsä Spring, the Innovation company of Metsä Group, represents Metsä Group in the project. Metsä Spring invests expertise and financial resources into initiatives with the ambition to reshape the forest-based bioeconomy, aiming to increase the value for Metsä Group’s stakeholders in the long-term.


Vantaa energy logo

Vantaa Energy is one of Finland’s largest city energy companies that produces heat, electricity and energy-efficiency services. Vantaa Energy is a growing circular economy energy company that invests in finding carbon-neutral energy solutions and enables a smooth everyday life for customers with climate-friendly, constantly developing services. The aim of Vantaa Energy’s environmental work is to be a responsible and active operator in slowing down climate change.


Storaenso logo

Stora Enso develops and produces solutions based on wood and biomass for a range of industries and applications worldwide, leading in the bioeconomy and supporting our customers in meeting demand for renewable eco-friendly products.


ABB logo

ABB is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation, and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels.


Kleener logo

Kleener’s solutions turn bio and coal-fired power plant emission and ash problems into business opportunities by recovering CO2 from flue gases and nutrients & metals from ashes. Recovered compounds are to be sold as products to a circular economy.


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Neste creates solutions for combating climate change and accelerating a shift to a circular economy. Neste is the world’s leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel, and renewable feedstock solutions for various polymers and chemicals industry uses. Renewable feedstocks include bio-based wastes and residues and Neste is also introducing recycled raw materials such as liquefied waste plastics as refinery raw materials. Neste has committed to supporting their customers to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20 million tons annually by 2030. Neste  continues to work towards increasing the availability of renewable and recycled raw materials while also developing technologies to diversify the current raw material portfolio even further from what it is today. The aim of Neste is to become a global leader in renewable and circular solutions.


Carbonreuse logo

CarbonReUse has experience with CO2 capture technologies and know-how purification technology application on industrial experimental sites. The Company helps clients to lower emissions and increase productivity with the patented CarbonReUse CO2 – process.


Essity logo

Essity is an energy-intensive company and one of the largest tissue paper manufacturers in the world. Essity has pledged to net zero targets regarding GHG emissions. This target is pursued with a consortium called Science Based Target, where investment opportunities are sought for emission reduction technologies. Forest CUMP presents an interesting opportunity to produce polymeric products from CO2, which are highly relevant to Essity’s product portfolio.


Fortum logo

Fortum aims to promote change for a cleaner world. Fortum is securing a fast and reliable transition to a carbon-neutral economy by providing customers and societies with clean energy and sustainable solutions. Transforming operations to carbon neutral is a long-standing priority for Fortum.


Business Finland logo

Business Finland is a government organization for innovation funding and trade, travel, and investment promotion. The organization employs 760 specialists at 40 foreign locations and 16 offices in Finland. Business Finland is a public-sector operator and part of the Team Finland network. The Forest CUMP project is funded by Business Finland.

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