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Dr Hannula is a Senior Scientist and Principal Investigator at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. He has fifteen years' of experience in the modelling and development of advanced energy conversion systems. His specific technology interests include synthetic fuels, negative emissions technologies, and system integration of variable renewables. Dr. Hannula is an alumnus of the Energy Systems Analysis Group of Princeton University, and Energy Policy Research Group of the University of Cambridge where he currently holds the position of an Associate Researcher.

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Associate Researcher, University of Cambridge

1 Jan 2018 → …

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Projects 2016 2018

Research Output 2007 2019

Bioenergy RES hybrids: Assessment of status in Finland, Austria, Germany, and Denmark

Hakkarainen, E., Hannula, I. & Vakkilainen, E., 1 Nov 2019, In : Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining. 13, 6, p. 1402-1416 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Hybrid systems
Energy conversion
Energy storage

Near-Term Potential of Biofuels, Electrofuels, and Battery Electric Vehicles in Decarbonizing Road Transport

Hannula, I. & Reiner, D. M., 16 Oct 2019, In : Joule. 3, 10, p. 2390-2402 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Synthetic fuels

The impact of biomass drying on the efficiency of a gasification plant co-producing Fischer-Tropsch fuels and heat: A conceptual investigation

Tuomi, S., Kurkela, E., Hannula, I. & Berg, C. G., 15 Jun 2019, In : Biomass and Bioenergy. 127, 105272.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review


The effect of biomass drying on the overall efficiency of combined production of transportation fuels and heat by steam gasification and ft-synthesis

Tuomi, S., Kurkela, E., Hannula, I. & Berg, C. G., 1 May 2018, Proceedings of European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, EUBCE 2018. ETA-Florence Renewable Energies, p. 521-527 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientific