NIKO KINNUNEN

Postdoctoral Researcher

Material chemistry, Doc FT


My research focuses on the development and understanding of emission reduction techniques for transport and energy production. Exhaust gas after-treatment systems of natural gas and other alternative fueled vehicles are one of the main focus areas in catalyst research. Particularly, out goals are to minimize overall emissions and to extend life-time of exhaust gas after-treatment systems by combining chemical and technical solutions. The main expertise are in the field of methane combustion catalysis and nitrogen oxide removal by selective catalytic reduction (SCR). Furthermore, we are seeking, together with our industrial partners, new catalytic approaches to find emission-free solution for energy production.

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Faculty of Science and Forestry, Department of Chemistry

Email

niko.kinnunen@uef.fi

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+358 50 342 4084

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Horizon 2020-projects Commercial Vehicles using Optimised Liquid Biofuels and HVO Drietrains (COLHD-project, Grant Agreement No. 769974) Introduction from project website (http://colhdproject.eu/): "COLHD (Commercial Vehicles using Optimised Liquid Biofuels and HVO Drivetrains) is a research and innovation project on the use of liquid biofuels in commercial vehicles, such as LBM (Liquid Bio-Methane), LBP (Liquid Bio-Propane) and HVO (Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil), including the development of optimised biofuel blends, fuel storage systems and engine drivetrains. The overall objective of the project is to develop, demonstrate and optimise liquid biofuel blends, powertrain concepts and fuel storage, reducing the use of fossil fuels. The engines will be designed to run on optimised blends of both fossil fuels, mainly Autogas (LPG) and LNG (Liquid Natural Gas), and non-fossil renewable biofuels, with the objective of progressively increasing the share of biofuels throughout the evolution of the market. 96.6% of current road transport relies on fossil diesel to run. This accounts for almost 20% of the total emissions in Europe. Despite the various solutions available, there is a lack of European infrastructure in Europe and commercial freight vehicles need testing and optimising to support alternative fuel blends." Heavy Duty Gas Engines integrated into Vehicles (HDGAS-project,) More details can be found from project website: https://hdgas.eu

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