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Lauri Aikala

Senior Consultant, M.Sc. (Chem.Eng.)

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Lauri is working as a Senior Consultant at Spinverse. He is an experienced project manager both in chemical and biofuel projects. Lauri has led several greenfield and turnkey projects as project manager from desktop studies and development into start-up activities and commissioning. As Senior Consultant at Spinverse, he is concentrating in project execution and project management tasks and technical question of bioeconomy processes and technologies.

Before joining Spinverse in February 2018,  Lauri worked in St1, a major petrol retailer and energy company in the Nordics. Lauri was a project manager for the novel, saw dust into ethanol, project of St1 from the development phase until the end of commissioning. Additionally, he acted as a Head of Project and Procurement team of St1 Renewable Energy. Main duties were to build a new project execution model for the energy projects of St1 Renewable Energy.

Lauri has long, more than twenty years’ background in Pöyry companies. Most of his time at Pöyry, he worked in a contracting company JPI managing turn-key and EPS projects. In addition, Lauri worked some years separately in Environmental consulting and Energy consulting companies of Pöyry. Lauri spent two years at BASF Dispersion plant in Hamina as a leader of production team where he was in charge of the organization of 40 people. Lauri is strongly committed to quality and risk management and has vast experience on project and process risk analysis and management with special focus on occupation safety and process safety issues.

Lauri holds a M.Sc degree in chemical engineering from Lappeenranta University of Technology.

In his spare time, Lauri enjoys non-engineering activities at home, especially in the kitchen. Travelling is a pleasure together or separately with reading, music and other cultural activities.

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Bioeconomy & Renewables

New hybrid biorefinery processes to integrate upstream and downstream technologies

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Speeding up the development of smart and sustainable battery ecosystems

Spinverse carried out an extensive study for Business Finland to assess the Finnish and European battery ecosystems, with focus on the current status of the battery industry.

Bioeconomy & Renewables

High-value products from agricultural residue and woody biomass

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