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Nessling Foundation awards funding to research on bio and circular economy

The Nessling Foundation has awarded a total of 266,000 euros of funding to three researchers at Tampere University of Technology (TUT). Anna Hämäläinen and Veera Koskue received funding for their dissertation research. The grant awarded to Mira Sulonen supports her post-doc research abroad.
Mira Sulonen (left), Anna Hämäläinen and Veera Koskue are part of the Bio and Circular Economy Research Group based in the Faculty of Natural Sciences at TUT.
Mira Sulonen (left), Anna Hämäläinen and Veera Koskue are part of the Bio and Circular Economy Research Group based in the Faculty of Natural Sciences at TUT.

The Maj and Tor Nessling Foundation promotes environmental research and the dissemination of environmental information. The Foundation received 348 grant proposals in response to its autumn 2017 call. The Foundation has awarded a total of 3.6 million euros of funding to 78 projects that promote environmental protection.   

The dissertation of Project Researcher Anna Hämäläinen explores the sustainable recovery of nutrients from municipal sewage sludge through a combination of biogas and pyrolysis processes.

Doctoral student Veera Koskue is working on a dissertation that examines the recovery of nutrients from wastewater using bioelectrochemical methods.

Mira Sulonen’s current research focuses on the bioelectrochemical processing of acid mine drainage.

More information on the grants awarded by the Nessling Foundation

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