VTT is an impartial, internationally respected and networked research centre. Today VTT is an expert organisation with a turnover of 286 million euro and a personnel of 2800. Its’ goal is to achieve practical benefits through high-quality research that brings added value for the customers. VTT’s major clients and co-operation partners are industrial and other companies and businesses, universities and research institutes.
Mineral economy is one of VTTs strategic programmes. In relation to mining, VTT’s “Process engineering and sustainability” and “Minerals and geomicrobiology” teams have expertise in characterization of wastes, mechanical and hydrometallurgical process development and environmental technologies related to treatment of wastes and waste waters.