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Simo Ellilä

Senior Scientist

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Simo Ellilä is a Senior Scientist in the Bioprocess Engineering team at VTT. Since joining VTT in 2011, he has been managing or participating in a number of industrial and jointly funded projects around biorefining topics. His experience spans raw materials, microbial strain engineering, enzymes and hydrolysis, bioprocess engineering and techno economics. His recent work has focused mainly on the production of enzymes and other proteins in Trichoderma reesei and the production of organic acids from second generation feedstocks. From 2013 to 2016 he was posted in Brazil developing enzyme production processes for local sugarcane industry.

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