Satu Helynen

Vice President, R&D, Energy and Pulp&Paper
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Satu Helynen began her career working for several years at the Finnish national power company Imatran Voima Oy as a research and process engineer. After spending a few years at the consulting engineering companies Ekono Energy Ltd and JP-International Oy, Ms Helynen joined VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland where she has worked in various positions since 1992.

In April 2009, VTT appointed Ms Helynen to the post of Vice President, R&D. In her current position she is responsible for VTT’s Energy and Pulp&Paper knowledge cluster comprising over 400 specialists. She specialises in the areas of energy production and use in industry and municipalities (particularly bioenergy and other renewables), energy economics and power plant technology.

Satu Helynen holds M.Sc. (Tech.) and Lic.Sc. (Tech.) degrees from the Helsinki University of Technology, Finland.

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